Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images

10 June 2014 to 3 August 2014, Photography Gallery, Boardroom & Master Bedroom

Glenn Jowitt achieved international prominence in the 1980s with his landmark publication Images Pacifiques/Pacific Images  – a book of spectacular photographs of Pacific Island people, published by Doug Owens (1986). The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986, also touring to Fiji. The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifiques.

With great sadness the James Wallace Arts Trust acknowledges the death of master photographer Glenn Jowitt on 23 July 2014. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. We also acknowledge the mighty contribution he made to many communities and cultures especially Pasifika with whom he shared so much of his life and work.

Glenn’s generosity of spirit and the loving way in which he shared his unique vision of New Zealand, the islands of the Pacific and their peoples, will live forever in his wonderful images.

I am honoured to have been associated with Glenn for many years during which we acquired key photographs. Further we were able to add an extremely significant body of his work to the Wallace Arts Trust Collection in the months before this premature and very sad loss.  

We are currently showing 62 of Glenn’s classic and more recent images in Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images, at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre until Sunday 3 August.

Sir James Wallace
The James Wallace Arts Trust


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Upcoming events

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.

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Exhibition Opening: Spark Centre of Creative Development

4 August 2014, 5:30-7:30pm, Upper Level

Spark Centre of Creative Development and the James Wallace Art Trust invite you to join us at the Pah Homestead for the opening of Visual Perceptions on Monday 4 August from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Visual Perceptions showcases recent works created by members of the community of artists who practice at the Spark Centre of Creative Development. The exhibition reflects the cultural and artistic diversity which exists within Spark Centre.

Also Opening:

Russ Flatt: Paper Planes

Henry Symonds: The Piano Lesson/Considered and Abandoned

Upcoming 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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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.