Pah Shop Tucked in the former study of the Pah Homestead, the Pah Shop is a Wunderkammer brimming with locally-made wares all carefully curated for the art-lover who loves to shop. Every purchase you make goes towards supporting the Wallace Arts Trust’s dedication to nurturing the creation and development of the arts in all its wonderful forms.
Exhibitions Coinciding with the Pah Homestead’s current ground floor exhibitions, the Pah Shop’s mantel and vitrine are a place for emerging New Zealand practitioners to showcase and sell their work.
Mantel Pieces Series Pattern Recognition by Alice Alva Pattern Recognition explores the connections between the traditions of textiles, pattern making, domestic crafts and ornamentation. Alva investigates our human motivations to decorate the spaces we live in. The materials used in these works are carefully selected from a range of sources, akin to how one may furnish or adorn the interior spaces they inhabit. Alva has taken inspiration of the interiors at the Pah Homestead incorporating patterns from the fireplace tiles around the ground floor galleries.
Alice Alva is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Wellington. She has previously exhibited at galleries across New Zealand and Australia, including RM Gallery, Toi Poneke, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville and Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Rear Window Project.
The Vitrine Make Move by Anna-Rose Carpenter Extrude, bind, combine, intercept. This compilation of objects in the Vitrine exhibition, Make Move by Anna-Rose Carpenter is the outcome of a practice driven by these action words applied to materials, which investigate discovery through making. Laid out for the viewer these works are a visual narrative of thinking with one’s hands. Carpenter uses textile processes to create structure, texture and movement. This transference of craft into a sculptural field provides contrast and depth to the material pool and lends itself to the creation of unexpected forms. Carpenter seeks an instinctive response of both delight and repulsion from her evocative and ambiguous forms.
Anna-Rose Carpenter is textile artist and designer with a degree in Textile Design (Hons) from Massey University. Her work has previously been exhibited at Best in Show at Objectspace (2016) and the Molly Morpeth Canady 3D Art Awards at Whakatāne Museum and Arts (2016). Carpenter also weaves bags on her floor loom with repurposed yarns. The Pah Shop stock these beautiful bags which Carpenter sees as art objects with a utilitarian purpose.