Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions


17 March 2015 to 10 May 2015, Long Gallery

Are you confused over composition?  Is your understanding of primary and secondary colours all mixed up? Are you in the dark on the difference between tone and light?


Guidebook explores the fundamentals of art and the key elements that combine to create an artwork: composition, colour, texture, space, tone and light.


Selected artworks from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection provide a guide to help understand what these elements are and how they can be utilised and manipulated by artists to create effect and meaning. 

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Pā Collective: PAH

10 March 2015 to 19 April 2015, Main Galleries, Photography Gallery, Little Gallery, AV Room

In association with Auckland Arts Festival, Pā Collective presents PAH.

PAH is a remarkable multi-dimensional project weaving art, music and dance at the Pah Homestead and Monte Cecilia Park. It is a unique collaboration between leading and emerging New Zealand artists, the Pā Collective.

PAH is a specially curated installation of artworks by painter Star Gossage, commissioned photographs and video by Solomon Mortimer, original music by Gillian Whitehead and sound design by Russell Scoones, with works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.

PAH will be performed for six evenings during the Auckland Arts Festival as a group of dancers and musicians, directed by choreographer Carol Brown and composer Gillian Whitehead, explore hidden histories and forgotten secrets inside and outside one of Auckland’s largest 19th century houses. The audience will follow the performers on a journey as they weave through the magnificent rooms, amidst the artworks and in the gardens. Dramaturge for the performance is Fiona Graham and design is by Sean Coyle with Grant Hall.


Upcoming events

Combined Exhibition Opening

20 April 2015, 6-8pm

You are invited to join the Wallace Arts Trust and exhibiting artists at the Pah Homestead, to celebrate the opening of four new exhibitions:

In + Out: Outdoor Sculpture 2001 Society Incorporated (21 April - 28 June)

Davina Monds: Cross Roads (21 April - 24 May)
Iain Cheesman: Visionary Moments (21 April - 7 June
Jess Johnson: Mnemonic Pulse (21 April - 7 June)

Thank you to Ara Wines for sponsoring the wine for this event.

Louise Purvis Untitled 2014 galvanised steel

Upcoming exhibitions

In + Out: Outdoor Sculpture 2001 Society Incorporated

21 April 2015 to 28 June 2015, Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden

In + Out is an exhibition of indoor and outdoor sculptures created by the ten artists who constitute the Outdoor Sculpture 2001 Society Incorporated.

Collectively Chiara Corbelletto, Bronwynne Cornish, John Edgar, Charlotte Fisher, Fred Graham, Christine Hellyar, Richard Mathieson, Neil Miller, Louise Purvis and Greer Twiss use a wide range of materials and techniques employing unique concepts. This will be the first time that the artists will exhibit both indoor and outdoor sculptures as a group. The exhibition will include works which have been made specifically for the Pah Homestead spaces along with examples of the artists' work in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.

Outdoor Sculpture 2001 Society Incorporated will be hosting a series of artist talks as part of In + Out, see the Event page for more details.

A catalogue will accompany the exhibition and will include an essay by Elizabeth Rankin as well as individual texts written by the artists.

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Welcome to the Wallace Virtual Gallery

Click on the image below to view an exhibition of Wallace Arts Trust works at the virtual AUT Campus WF building. If you would like to create your own online art exhibition – join exhibbit.com

The Wallace Arts Trust are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Auckland digital innovator exhibbit to bring you a truly immersive environment in which to view the Trusts incredible collection of art. Exhibbit allows you to see works from the Trusts Collection in truly astounding detail.

Be prepared to wait 25 seconds for the initial load of a gallery, relax and enjoy the slideshow. All subsequent loads will be under 10 seconds.