Welcome to 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.
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 $195,000.
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 50 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 8,000 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.
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.