Visual Art at artsdepot
artsdepot’s visual art programme aims to engage a wide audience with an inspiring and high-quality series of temporary exhibitions and events that support the work of local, national and international artists. In both the Apthorp gallery and public spaces, artsdepot’s dynamic exhibitions of contemporary art work seek to reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the borough it serves.
artsdepot also runs visual arts projects with local community groups. For more information about the education and outreach programme click here.
artsdepot collaborates with nationally recognised partners and self-initiates projects to deliver ambitious exhibitions that support the work of emerging and established artists. Past highlights include Something That I’ll Never Really See from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Manet to Matisse produced with the Courtauld Institute, My Giant Colouring Book by Jake & Dinos Chapman and Extraordinary produced with the Arts Council Collection.
The events programme offers audiences the opportunity to meet exhibition artists and curators and to learn about contemporary art making more generally, past speakers include artist Ed Pien, writer and lecturer Simon Baker and artist Michael Craig-Martin.
Two annual gallery exhibitions support the work of local artists young and old:
artsdepot launched the Barnet Open in 2005, to exhibit the work of local artists in the Apthorp Gallery and is now an annual feature. Re-launched in 2009, artsdepot open encourages submissions from both emerging and established artists. Work submitted is reviewed by a selection panel, before an exhibition in the summer. The two most distinguished works by an artist living, studying or working in Barnet are awarded a cash prize courtesy of the Milly Apthorp Trust.
Click here for information on how to submit works for the 2011 artsdepot open
Creative Routes is an artsdepot initiative, sponsored by the Milly Apthorp Fund. It promotes visual arts in Barnet schools by bringing exciting artists into classrooms and culminates in a schools’ exhibition in the Apthorp gallery every Autumn.
On level 2 at artsdepot we have a programme of exhibitions by local artists that changes each month. These exhibitions are usually for sale, offering our audiences a chance to buy contemporary art. If you are an artist or organisation interested in hiring this space please email examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to submit work or an exhibition proposal, please send an email to email@example.com with a description of your work and if possible a link so that we can view images/videos online. Due to the large number of submissions received, it may take a while for our staff to review your materials.