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

Combined Exhibition Opening

2 February 2015, 6-8pm

Join us at the Pah Homestead for the first opening event for 2015. Four exhibitions will open on the evening:

The Cedar: Painting Group Show, 3 February - 29 March

Alex Plumb: Below the Apple Tree, 3 February - 8 March

Jack Body: Men and Other Matters, Photographs 1983-89, 3 February - 15 March

Gareth Watkins: Composed in Light, 3 February - 8 March

Thank you to Ara Wines for sponsoring this Pah Homestead exhibition opening event - a perfect partnership between contemporary art and Ara’s modern take on Marlborough wine styles.

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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 member Moana McArtney returns for this years production while audiences will also get to see company newcomers Simon Prast, Jennifer Freed, Catherine Boniface, Wallace Arts Trust Artist in Residence Paul Trimmer and Wallace Arts Trustee, actor Sam Mannering.

Upcoming exhibitions

Pā Collective: PAH (Auckland Arts Festival)

11 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, live 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, music/sound design by Gillian Whitehead with Russell Scoones and works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection designed by Sean Coyle and Grant Hall to complement the live performance.

PAH evokes the lives of the people who have lived in the mansion during its many transformations, from colonial mansion to orphanage, boarding school, home of the Sisters of Mercy, to refuge for the homeless and makes connections to the land it sits upon.

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 inhabit the gardens.

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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.