Welcome to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Current exhibitions

Tanya Ruka: Te Kore / Te Ao (the Intrinsic Light within Nothingness)

15 April 2014 to 15 June 2014, Audio Visual Room

 

Te Kore / Te Ao (the Intrinsic Light within Nothingness) is a progression of Tanya Ruka's doctoral thesis investigation into landscape and the cultural grid overlay that occurs when mindscape narrates landscape.

Ruka's approach is from a Māori perspective, taking into account Whakapapa (genealogy), Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and Wairuatanga (spirituality).

During her research Ruka became interested in the ideas of potential and becoming. Māori cosmology sees Te Kore, in the genealogy of time as the state before sound and Te Ao the world of light that followed. Te Kore is literally translated as 'the nothing', however it is thought to contain the energy of potential within the transitional state of becoming. This in between state of liminal space is where Ruka finds her inspiration.

Using land videography and photography Ruka digitally weaves images together to create installations that are meditative experiences of light.

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Gary Freemantle: In the Mire

15 April 2014 to 8 June 2014, Boardroom and Master Bedroom

In the Mire is a selection of works by Gary Freemantle that represents 10 years of painting with mud and earth material.

While New Zealand has a rich tradition of landscape imagery, and many sculptors, jewellers and ceramic artists have worked creatively with its earth and stones, few New Zealand painters have explored the diverse range of colours that lie buried in the ground in certain parts of the country.

The 'Flood Mud' series began in the aftermath of the Paekakariki flood of 2003. Piles of silt that washed up on Freemantle’s doorstep became the raw material he used to make a series of paintings with. The series has continued over the years.

Freemantle's 'White Island' series of works are painted with thermal mud collected (with appropriate permissions) from mud pools on the active volcanic island. The hazy colours are a virtual slice of the island itself. His current series of 'Mirror Lake' paintings feature clear, bright, primary colours, proving that earth pigments are not always earthy, muddy, or brown!

While resident in Southland as the recipient of the 2012 William Hodges Fellowship at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill, Freemantle made further discoveries with local earth colours. He discovered several vibrant primary colours in Southland rock materials, including a beautiful blue.

Upcoming events

Exhibition Opening: Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images

9 June 2014, 6-8pm, Upper Level

You are invited to join us for the opening of Glen Jowitt: Pacific Images, Monday 9 June, 6-8pm.

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 in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifique. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist.

Join Glenn Jowitt for a talk about this exhibition at 1.30pm on Friday 20 June.

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Artist Talk: Glenn Jowitt

20 June 2014, 1:30pm, Upper Level

Join artist Glenn Jowitt for a discussion about his art practice and current exhibition at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images.

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 in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifique. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist, who continues to document the changing circumstances and lifestyles of Pacific Island people, in Auckland and elsewhere in the Pacific

Upcoming 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 in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

 

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. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist, who continues to document the changing circumstances and lifestyles of Pacific Island people, in Auckland and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Opening: Monday 9 June, 6-8pm.


Join the artist for a talk about this exhibition at 1.30pm on Friday 20 June.

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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.