Welcome to The Wallace Arts Trust

Wallace Art Awards 2015 Information CLICK HERE


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, awarding four overseas residencies and various prizes amounting to over $190,000.


The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, is the home of the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. The Collection is available to the public through a changing programme of exhibitions, and also hosts touring regional exhibitions. The Pah Homestead also houses an artist-in-residency programme, and has an evolving education programme catering for all ages.


As well as running the arts centre, the Wallace Arts Trust loans out artworks to over 40 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 around 7,000 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 and many arts events are hosted at Rannoch (for a list of upcoming event click here).


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.