the collection of the wallace arts trust



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.


recent acquistions

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.


ART loans programme

The Wallace Arts Trust has an ongoing commitment to create and increase public access to works held in the Collection through the Loans Programme. The Trust currently loans over 1,500 works to over 100 loan sites.

search the collection

Every work purchased by the Wallace Arts Trust is catalogued and all are accessible on our collection database. You can search the whole collection of over 9,000 works here – a hugely important and useful New Zealand contemporary art resource.