Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

24th Annual Wallace Art Awards

8 September 2015 to 8 November 2015, Main Galleries, AV Room and Long Gallery

Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 24 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.


Congratulations to our Award Winners!  See them HERE

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Upcoming events

Brunch Followed by Pah Homestead Heritage Tour

10 October 2015, Brunch starts 10:30am (please arrive slightly earlier), Bookings Essential

Enjoy the Pah Cafés famous bacon eggs benedict (vege and GF option available) as well as a choice of Atomic Coffee or Harney & Sons Fine Tea at the Pah Café, whilst delighting in conversation with Auckland Council Principal Heritage Advisor, George Farrant.

Following brunch, head off on a guided tour of the spectacular restored Pah Homestead and its environs, with George.

Limited spaces are available and bookings are essential > BOOK & PAY HERE

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Exhibition Talk: Helen Mitchell - Tattoo Aotearoa New Zealand

18 October 2015, 2.00pm, Photography Gallery

Join Helen Mitchell, Tongan artist and tattooist Terry Klavenes and tattooist Pip Russell who works at Artrageous Tattoo in a discussion of tattoo in Aotearoa.


Mitchell and guests will explore some of the cultural and social ideas around tattoo and the unique aspects of tattoo acquisition in Aotearoa New Zealand.” This event is in relation to Mitchell’s exhibition Tattoo Aotearoa New Zealand which presents a cross-cultural geographical survey of tattoo in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Upcoming exhibitions

Elusive Earth: Refined Images of Antarctica

10 November 2015 to 24 January 2016, Main Galleries


Elusive Earth: Refined Images of Antarctica presents Antarctica as seen by seven contemporary New Zealand artists. Their images, resulting from travels to the continent, are formed through the medium of photography or video coupled with sound. Six of the artists travelled with assistance from Antarctica New Zealand - Antarctic Arts Fellows under the Artists to Antarctica Programme and the Invited Artists Programme. More recently, Joseph Michael travelled independently in early 2015 with his own support crew, and backing from various bodies including the Wallace Arts Trust. Uniqueness of artistic expression means there is not a singular concern binding these artists’ work. Rather, as with our notion of Antarctica, there are associated narratives and correlates of ideas. 

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Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931-1996


To accompany the exhibition, The James Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present this fabulous publication, Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection 1931-1996.

Solidly presented in hard cover, this fine catalogue is a beautiful and insightful reflection of Toss’ life and his work as it is represented by the Trust. Full colour reproductions of all works in the Collection as well as a number of previously unseen archival photographs, with accompanying text by Dr Oliver Stead, this is a fascinating and unique look into the life and work of one of New Zealand's most iconic artists. 





We're not far from Auckland Airport

The Arts Centre is located just over 10kms from Auckland Airport. If you have time to spare at the end of your visit, or you’ve got time between flights, there’s no need to spend it in your hotel room or an airport lounge, visit the stunning Pah Homestead - relax, indulge in the cafe and feast your eyes on ten rooms full of New Zealand contemporary art.