City Art is celebrating 25 years since first opening its doors to its small framing workshop up a perilously exposed flight of stairs. To mark this anniversary City Art Depot will open its gallery with a group exhibition of recent work by leading contemporary New Zealand artists including Dean Venrooy, Sam Harrison, Shannon Williamson and Francis van Hout. Inviting you to join them for a glass of wine, cake and an introduction to the art and services they offer.
Visitors are also welcome to explore the story of City Art Depot through its extensive workshop. Since its inception a quarter of a century ago City Art Depot has been at the forefront of preservation art care services. Frames are made, profiled and hand-finished to meet the specific needs of the client and the artwork in question. Fully adjustable artists' stretchers are made from light weight cedar and Solander boxes, designed by Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander, who accompanied Joseph Banks on James Cook's first journey to the Pacific in 1768-1771, provide an elegant and fully archival storage box for works on paper and other valuable items. City Art Depot also offers packaging and crating for the safe transportation of art and a professional art installation service for homeowners, businesses and institutions.
Downstairs, in its purpose-built gallery, City Art Depot also hosts an ongoing exhibition programme of work by contemporary New Zealand artists including Sam Harrison, Kim Lowe, Kathryn Madill, Brooke Georgia, Katrina Lilly, Beverley Rhodes, Nichola Shanley, Lisa Patterson, Francis van Hout, Dean Venrooy and Martin Whitworth.
The gallery will also be a key point on the Gallery Walking Tour's itinerary.