Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition 2014

15 July 2014 to 31 August 2014, Main Galleries

Taichung is Taiwan’s third largest city, originally known as Da Dun, Taichung now has a population of over 2.6 million. With its rich cultural diversity, and ancient heritage, Taichung has become renowned as a city of culture. Taichung has an active sister-city relationship with the city of Auckland.

The Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition was founded as an art competition for local artists in 1996. It quickly grew to become an international art competition attracting up to 2000 entries per year. Eleven categories are represented, including crafts, sculpture, digital arts, photography, printmaking, water colour painting, oil painting, seal engraving, calligraphy, glue colour painting, and ink wash painting.  

The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City has organised a touring exhibition of winning works from the 18-year history of the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition, featuring a selection of the most spectacular and intriguing works from this long-running international art event. The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is proud to be the venue for the 2014 Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition.

Official Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition website CLICK HERE.

Hsieh Cheng Hsun
Tim Slane by Henry Christian Slane oil on canvas winner of the 2014 Adam Portraiture Award web

Adam Portraiture Award and Exhibition

17 June 2014 to 17 August 2014, Long Gallery


The 2014 Adam Portraiture Award promotes the best of contemporary portrait painting from artists throughout New Zealand. Selected and judged by Dr Nicola Kalinsky, Director of The Barber Institute, UK, this exhibition spans a range of portraiture from intimate personal images to large scale works of more familiar subjects. The exhibition showcases 61 finalists selected from over 330 entries, 41 of which will be exhibited at the Pah Homestead.


A 23 year old unknown artist Henry Christian-Slane has beaten a number of older and more experienced painters to win this premier portrait award for 2014 with his portrait Tim.






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.


Hear about Rood’s experiences in California, his research, inspirations and the outcomes of his residency. If you have a question for Steve Rood, please email enquiries@wallaceartstrust.org.nz or bring your questions with you to the talk.


Reserve a Seat (no charge)
Please email enquiries@wallaceartstrust.org.nz or phone 09 639 2010.

Steve RoodBOXweb

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.

Allan McDonald Heritage ExhibitionLR


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.