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Participatory Exhibition: Out of Control

01 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018


Friday 1 June 2018, 5.30pm - Wednesday 20 June 2018, 3.00pm

  • Opening event: Fri 1 June, 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Exhibition: 2-20 June
  • Gallery hours: Mon 12pm-4.30pm, Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun & public holidays 11am-3pm

Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

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Natali Rojas

09 963 2331


We've invited the community to contribute photographs for our special participatory exhibition, Out of Control to celebrate the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography.

The theme for this year’s Auckland Photography Festival is Control.

Out of Control is the Depot’s photographic response to a world over-burdened by imperatives which cause us to conform in a multiplicity of demeaning and debilitating ways.

In this increasingly structured and regulated world, we have come to regard control as inescapable, even desirable.

The concept of being ‘out of control’ is often fraught with images that threaten an order preferable to unknown alternatives.

Opportunities to liberate the creative side of ourselves are rare; even in the gallery, the crucible of creativity; exhibitions require themes, conditions and standards.

Out of Control is an exhibition of photographic works, exploring the concept of control and the art that is produced when restrictions fall away and creative freedom reigns.

Prepare to be surprised, delighted, challenged, amused and moved. The only limit is your imagination.

Out of Control opening event: Friday 1 June, 5.30-7.30pm.

Liberation Word Wall

Given that the arts are a final bastion of freedom we have decided to employ the written word as well, to assist us in liberating our lives.

We invite you to tell us what freedom means to you or how it would manifest itself in the world.

Visit the Depot between 1 June and 20 June and write a message to post on our Liberation Word Wall.

Or, you may choose an alternative way to communicate your message.