Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

Allan McDonald: The Unstable City

30 September 2014 to 23 November 2014, Photography Gallery

Allan McDonald’s exhibition The Unstable City examines the heritage layer of our Victorian and Edwardian environments within social, physical and historical contexts. McDonald’s photographs feature urban New Zealand localities in the Christchurch post-earthquakes environment, to draw attention to the fact that our architectural heritage is under increased threat.


This exhibition is part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2014.

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23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards

2 September 2014 to 9 November 2014, Main Galleries, AV Room and Long Gallery

Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 23 years ago. These Awards are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $195,000. The four winners receive valuable residencies at prestigious institutions in the US and Switzerland. Many works by Award winners and finalists are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection. This year 524 applications were received, with 90 of those selected as finalists.

Upcoming events

October Heritage Tour & High Tea

11 October 2014, 2-5pm, Meet in Pah Homestead Lobby

Auckland Council Principal Heritage Advisor George Farrant will host a guided tour of the spectacular restored Pah Homestead and its environs followed by a beautiful high tea at the Pah Café on Saturday 11 October. Limited spaces available. Bookings essential.

Cost: $40 p/p

Heritage Festival High Tea serving:
- Atomic coffee or Harney and Sons Fine Tea
- Dainty finger sandwiches, delectable savouries and delicious sweets

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Steve Rood: Post Headlands Residency Discussion

16 October 2014, 1:30pm, Drawing Room, Reservations required (no charge)

As part of ARTWEEK 2014 join artist Steve Rood for a Q & A session, post completion of his recent residency at Headlands Centre for the Arts in Sausalito, California.

Rood’s residency was made possible by the James Wallace Arts Trust and Fulbright New Zealand, as he was the recipient of the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award 2013.

Rood decamped to California in March and has returned with a new body of work that seeks to expand notions of the photographic and explore a transitional place between photography and video. Central to Rood’s work is the conviction that Eadweard Muybridge's innovative Horse in Motion work in the 1870s not only provided photography’s transition from still image to moving image, but also offers valuable and as yet un-utilised insights to photography’s evolution to digital.

Upcoming exhibitions

F4: The Interval

25 November 2014 to 1 February 2015, Audio Visual Room, Photography Gallery & Master Bedroom


Exhibition Opening: Monday 24 November, 6-8pm.


Life and art merge with this experimental collective: a family live and make art together, exploring the dynamics of familial structures, collective memory and interpersonal relationships. Growing from the long-term artistic collaboration between parents (Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams) F4 is a conceptual and structural response to their children entering into and altering this partnership


Born and educated and living in Auckland, New Zealand, Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams have collaborated as artists for over 15 years. They have exhibited widely and have won major awards in New Zealand, including the Wallace Art Awards Paramount Award in 2009 for their work The Correction.

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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.