Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

F4: The Interval

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

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.

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Bill Riley: Expressions of Interest

16 December 2014 to 1 February 2015, Long Gallery

Expressions of Interest represents 15 years of painting from New Zealand artist Bill Riley.  Riley’s investigations of the possible extensions and inherent problems of painting and how these are defined and operate within a gallery environment are explored through interactive visual experiences in shade, physicality and structure.


Riley’s studies of spatial depth, optical illusion and tonality feature across this collection of works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.  His use of reflective lens-like surfaces and delicately applied layers of paint operate both as purely visual experience and also as a vehicle to discuss a broad range of concerns.

Upcoming events

Summer Shakespeare Shakes It Up with Shakespeare's Rebels

10 February 2015, Running 10th-15th February, Pah Homestead garden

From the creators of last year’s hit Summer Shakespeare ‘Passionate Acts' comes ‘Shakespeare's Rebels’. Scenes from some of Shakespeare's most popular and unusual plays including King Lear, The Tempest, Corolianus, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice and more. 

Passionate Acts company members Katherine Kennard and Moana McArtney return for this years production while audiences will also get to see company newcomers Jennifer Freed, Wallace Arts Trust Artist in Residence Paul Trimmer and Wallace Arts Trustee, actor Sam Mannering.


Movies in Parks: The Lego Movie at the Pah Homestead

31 January 2015, Events from 6:30pm Movie starts 8:30pm, Pah Homestead and surrounding Monte Cecilia Park

Get your friends and family together for a fun filled evening at the Pah Homestead and surrounding Monte Cecilia Park.

Movie:The Lego Movie (2014) / Running time: 100mins / Classification: PG Contains low level violence
Start time: 8:30pm (enter through the Pah Homestead before 8.30pm)
About the movie: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Further details on family events and food that will be on offer will be updated shortly.


Upcoming 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: Phillipa Blair, Frances Hansen, Adrian Jackman, Patrick Malone, Denys Watkins, Shruti Yatri



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.