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Group Show: The Driving Force

February 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - March 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 28 February 2 – 3.30pm
White Night Saturday 14 March 6 – 10pm

A perennial question regarding the arts is; what inspires creative people to work at their practice, often without the usual gratification that motivates, or simply sustains, most of us, such as a secure livelihood or the ostensible freedom to achieve a ‘work-life balance’?

Over the years the Depot Artspace has observed in artists across all disciplines a drive to create that transcends others regarded as more legitimate, such as social and economic imperatives.

In The Driving Force, Nicholas Boyd, Paris Kirby, Jermaine Reihana, Sash and Yonel Watene, explore (and articulate) the characteristics or qualities that motivate creative practice through painting, installation, sculpture and assemblage. For these 5 emerging artists who work across a variety of disciplines, art is their calling, commitment or passion, their raison d’etre, something without which their life would cease to have significant meaning, since this is what ‘they were born to do.’

In curating The Driving Force the Depot Artspace also wants its audiences to experience something of this intangible aspect of creative practice that not only puts them in touch with the vast spectrum of individual creative thought, but shows that it is possible to think in a different way from the packaged world view with which we are presented as ‘reality’.


February 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
March 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
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