The pah homestead

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is an exciting cultural destination in Auckland. Located in the historic Pah Homestead in Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, the Arts Centre opened to the public in 2010 and hosts a changing programme of diverse contemporary art exhibitions.

The wallace arts trust

Launched in 1992 by founder Sir James Wallace, 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.

History of the pah homestead

Originally the site of a fortified pa, the homestead was built by Thomas Mahoney in the 1870s as Auckland businessman James Williamson’s ‘gentleman’s residence’. Owned by the Sisters of Mercy for a time, it was purchased by Auckland Council in 2002.


Wallace Productions Ltd produces and finances film projects, ranging from major features to specialised video art projects. It has a diverse back catalogue and is currently active in backing a number of new productions.


The home of Sir James Wallace and some of the art collection. A rich and diverse array of contemporary New Zealand art works, many pieces of which were commissioned by the James Wallace Arts Trust, are exhibited in the house and in the Rannoch Sculpture Forest in the grounds of the house.

our supporters

The exhibitions, events and programmes would not be possible without the generous contribution of all our supporters.