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Escape Artists

September 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - September 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

What do admen do when they escape?

A group exhibition of paintings and multimedia works by local artists who have worked in the advertising industry, featuring works by David MacGregor, Alistair Guthrie, Josh Lancaster, Roy Meares, Tony McNeight, Scott Wilson, Fraser Williamson, Brian Harrison, Peter Burt and Grant Alexander.

Many of these artists have escaped the advertising and design related businesses completely. Others remain in a low orbit, still attracted by the gravitational pull exerted by their love of the craft and new opportunities to contribute their skill and talent. All seek an escape in their art practice, enjoying the freedom to express their ideas, experiment, perfect technique and to restlessly create stuff – because it’s innate… even when the only reward is the work itself.

The exhibition opening will feature an Art Auction in support of a Suicide Prevention Publication with artworks kindly donated by artists from Escape Artists.


Opening Saturday 3 September, 2pm to 3.30pm

Auction in support of Suicide Prevention Publication: Saturday 3 September, 2.45pm

Saturday 3 September to Wednesday 21 September

Main Gallery


Suicide Prevention Publication: The Roaring Silence

As part of the Depot’s ongoing commitment to suicide prevention we are producing a publication on suicide awareness titled The Roaring Silence in which 65 creatives and some committed professionals speak out on an issue of personal and public concern.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, this country, our home, suicide takes many more lives than the road toll. Yet for many years suicide has been shrouded in secrecy, both in our daily lives and in the media. Suicide has been positioned as a dark taboo too dangerous to discuss, or too shameful to admit to. At the same time, the problem of suicide has grown. Suicide crosses all age, gender, cultural divides and affects families, neighbourhoods, friendship groups, communities of interest.

The Roaring Silence is a community-led initiative and an aspect of the Depot’s philosophy of empowering the community to tell its own stories and find its own solutions. The Roaring Silence will be published mid-September

For more information on the publication please contact Amelia Harris at or Linda Blincko


September 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
September 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
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28 Clarence Street
Auckland, AUK 0624 New Zealand
09 963 2331
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