Welcome to The Wallace Arts Trust

CLICK HERE to go to the 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014 online entry form

If you have any questions about the 2014 entry form or requirements please phone 09 639 2010 or email enquiries@wallaceartstrust.org.nz


The vision of the Wallace Arts Trust is to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary artists while providing the wider public with an inimitable cultural and historical resource of contemporary New Zealand art.

These objectives are achieved first and foremost by the acquisition of new artworks by contemporary New Zealand artists, as well as the annual Wallace Art Awards. The Awards are the oldest of their kind in New Zealand and are now in their twenty first year, awarding four overseas residencies and various prizes amounting to over $190,000.

A major new achievement has been the opening of the The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, which has recently celebrated its 2nd Year Anniversary. The Collection is available to the public through a changing programme of exhibitions, and also hosts touring regional exhibitions. The Arts Centre also houses an artist-in-residency programme, and is currently developing an education programme aimed at primary and secondary schools.

As well as running the arts centre, the Wallace Arts Trust loans out artworks to some 30 institutions ranging from schools to universities and hospitals, to expose as wide a range of audience to contemporary New Zealand art as possible.

The Trust also fulfils its objectives through the provision of a free online search database of the Collection now numbering over 6,500 artworks including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, AV works and various other multimedia works.

A large portion of the Collection is housed at Rannoch, including over one hundred sculptures from leading New Zealand artists. Rannoch can be visited on application.

Beyond this the Trust financially supports many other arts organizations in New Zealand. Sir James Wallace is patron, trustee or board member of some 20 such institutions.


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.


Pah Homestead

The Pah Homestead

The Wallace Arts Trust physical address is now at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.

There you can view lots of works from the collection in revolving exhibitions in the beautiful setting of the recently restored Pah Homestead.