Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

The Cedar: Painting Group Show

3 February 2015 to 29 March 2015, Boardroom and Master Bedroom

The ‘Cedar’, as it was coined, was a tavern and restaurant in New York City. By day blue collar workers resided there, by night it was famous as a hangout of many prominent Abstract Expressionist painters and beat writers.   

This exhibition connects and investigates the practices and dialogue of six prominent New Zealand painters addressing ideas surrounding abstraction and taking inspiration from artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline.

Participating artists: Philippa Blair, Frances Hansen, Adrian Jackman, Patrick Malone, Denys Watkins, Shruti Yatri


Join artists from The Cedar at the Pah Homestead on Saturday 21 February for a discussion of the ideas investigated in the Group Painting Show.  This talk begins at 11.30am.


Upcoming events

Jade String Quartet: Pah Homestead Concert Series 2015

22 March 2015, 5.15-7pm, Drawing Room

Welcome to Jade String Quartet's fourth season at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.
Throughout 2015 the Jade String Quartet presents a series of five concerts on Sunday's. This year the quartet focuses on music by masters - great living music composed by the worldly dead and local living.

Jade String Quartet are Miranda Adams, William Hanfling, Robert Ashworth and David Garner, all principal players with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Upcoming Concert: Sunday 22 March, 5.15pm > PURCHASE TICKETS

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Upcoming exhibitions

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 evokes the lives of the people who have lived here through its many transformations; from pā to colonial mansion to orphanage, boarding school, home of the Sisters of Mercy, to refuge for the homeless and makes connections to the land the present homestead sits on.


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.


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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.