Double launch party – no trouble

Two very special exhibitions opened on Saturday and are currently on display, celebrating the release of two very special publications and exploring the concept of community today.Image: From Turangawaewae - A Sense of Place, Lia Kent, 2014.

In the main gallery a series of portrait photographs of the people and places of Devonport by Lia Kent are on display. These images have been selected from Turangawaewae – A Sense of Place a new limited edition publication exploring the history, geography and demography of the Devonport community; the components that contribute to its distinct identity. It celebrates the people who have worked to build this community and draws to attention the fact that meaningful communities don’t just happen but are made and evolve through continuous participation. With thanks to Diana Murray and Harcourts Cooper & Co – Devonport.


Image: Do it For the Community, Afakasi Baby, 2014. From The Vernacularist, Issue two, True Community, Part One.

In the Vernacular Lounge gallery, Issue Two of The Vernacularist was on display. Insightful personal examinations of the essence, meaning, existence and validity of ‘true community’ in our age create the 60 pages of Part One and 41 pages of Part Two of this special issue of The Vernacularist. The culmination of the two parts results in an honest, personal and often surprising commentary on what community means today. With thanks to Spicers Paper and The Suburbs.

Both exhibitions are open daily. Visit Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport to view. Contact for any Depot Press inquiries.

Click on a thumbnail below to enter an image gallery of photos from the launch