About the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre an exciting cultural destination in Auckland. Located in the historic Pah Homestead in Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, the Arts Centre opened to the public in August 2010, and has received over 570,000 visits to date. 

The Pah Homestead was fully restored by the Auckland City Council together with support of TSB Bank from 2009 to 2010 as the new home of the James Wallace Arts Trust and its Collection.

The Arts Centre hosts a changing programme of contempoary art exhibitions curated from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection of over 8500 works as well as regional touring exhibitions. The Arts Centre also runs ongoing community education programmes targeting Auckland schools and the wider public.

An artist in residency programme in association with Otago University is an important component of the Arts Centre. This partnership also provides for exhibitions curated from the extensive collections of the Hocken Library.

Many thanks to the Auckland Decorative and Fine Arts Society and its members who provide ongoing support to the Arts Centre through the provision of Volunteer Gallery Minders.

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, and Saturday, Sunday from 8am to 5pm. The Arts Centre is closed every Monday. Entry is by donation.


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.

Photo courtesy of Ivelina Velkova, 2013