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March 2019

Old Energies

March 13 - April 29

Old Energies draws on the creative input of two contemporary artists, Josephine Cachemaille and Alan Ibell, who have produced new work inspired by the Wallace Arts Trust Collection and the Pah Homestead. Both artists playfully cast themselves in the roles of analyst or medium, tasked with exposing and channelling the relationships between the collection works, the historic building and their own art works.

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April 2019

Aspiring of the North

April 2 - May 19

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) presents a series of hand-coloured photographs taken of the Matterhorn around Zermatt, Switzerland. Whilst Aotearoa's own Titirea/Mt Aspiring is colloquially referred to at the Matterhorn of the South, this series of photographs playfully examines such antipodean narratives.

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The Performance Arcade – Video Series

April 2 - May 19

The Wallace Art Trust presents a special selection of three video works selected from The Performance Arcade 2019, 2018, and 2017 programmes.

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Recent Acquisitions by the Wallace Arts Trust

April 2 - May 26

The Trust stages exhibitions of recent acquisitions on a regular basis throughout the year. These demonstrate the support we give the visual arts through our ongoing, active and widespread acquisition programme. A key aspect of this activity is the assistance given to emerging artists and artists as they develop.

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Club Tumeke

April 16 - May 26

These landscapes tell a story of whānau and the connectedness being a part of a community brings: realising potential relationships through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.

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Autumn Season – Five exciting music events

April 17 - May 23

Five exciting music events for you to enjoy.
In its ongoing commitment to support and provide opportunities for live performance, the Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present an autumn season of jazz and classical featuring international and local performers. There is something for everyone in this exciting and varied line-up.

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International Jazz Day – Play our Piano!

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

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May 2019


May 1 - June 16

The Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present KAMOAN MINE, a comprehensive survey exhibition of Samoan | New Zealand artist Andy Leleisi'uao, curated by Ben Bergman. Leleisi’uao is one of the most significant Pasifika artists living and working in New Zealand today.

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Meet the Curator: Ron Brownson on Andy Leleisi’uao – NZSL interpreted

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Ron Brownson (Senior Curator, New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery) for an introduction to Andy Leleisi’uao’s exhibition KAMOAN MINE. Take this opportunity to learn more about this masterful artist who was the recipient of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award in 2017 (Wallace Art Awards).

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Amalia Hall and Christopher Park Concert

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rannoch, 77 Almorrah Rd, Epsom
Auckland, Auckland 1023 New Zealand

Prize-winning New Zealand violin virtuoso Amalia Hall and highly acclaimed German pianist Christopher Park team up once again for a recital of duo music full of beauty and colour, by the little-known Romantic composer Philip Scharwenka.

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Dialogue of Friendship in The Language of Colours

May 14 - July 9

Chinese lacquer painting, an important part of Chinese traditional culture, has more than 8,000 years of history. After a long period of development and innovation, Chinese lacquer painting has now a place in the field of modern art and attracts attention from all over the world. The Year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the sister city relationship between Guangzhou and Auckland, to promote friendship between people of the two cities and enhance cross-cultural exchanges. As part of these celebrations, this exhibition presents a group of eminent Chinese artists whose work reflects the traditional practice and the modern development of Chinese lacquer painting. 

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Art Club – May

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore your creative side! Come along, get crafty and be inspired by works on show and recent acquisitions to the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. All our hands-on workshops are suitable for children aged 4-10. Come in any time between 2-4pm, all materials are provided.

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Sunday Concert Series | Jade String Quartet

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In celebration of Auckland’s appointment as an official UNESCO City of Music, the Wallace Arts Trust has put together the Sunday Concert Series, filling the galleries with live music from established and emerging New Zealand musicians. The series of Sunday concerts will feature an eclectic mix of artists.

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The Passing

May 21 - June 13

Pictorial curator Shaun Higgins, sound artist Maree Sheehan and F4 Art Collective have re-interpreted the work of Northland photographer Tudor Collins. The extraordinary story of the discovery and rescue of the work left behind by Collins is also told.

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“War and Peace” Centenary Commemoration Viola Recital (1919-2019)

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Grant’s Arts and Music Festival proudly presents “War and Peace” Centenary Commemoration series of three viola recitals, featuring Milan Milisavljević and Sherry Grant. The Festival opens with the viola recital at the Pah Homestead.

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