CONTEMPORARY ART CONTEMPORARY ART
CONTEMPORARY ART

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.

SHARING ART SHARING ART
SHARING ART

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.

WALLACE ARTS AWARDS WALLACE ARTS AWARDS
WALLACE ARTS AWARDS

These Awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $195,000.

The Awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography and print.

The Annual Wallace Art Awards

The Wallace Arts Trust has announced the finalists for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016. This year the Trust received 371 entries from which 88 entries have been selected as finalists. You can find more information on this years awards here

24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015
24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015

Visesio Siasau, Tongan Tapa Cloth (2014), Tongan customary pigments and dye on bark cloth

23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014
23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014

 Roger Mortimer, Otago Harbour (2014), acrylic ink on canvas, 600 x 650mm

22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013 22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013
22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013

Jae Hoon Lee, The Dry Valley (2012), Digital photograph, 2080 x 950mm

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The Wallace Arts Trust Collection is an incomparable cultural and historical resource of contemporary New Zealand art ranging from 1931 to present day

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Numbering at over 7,000 artworks including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, AV works and various other multimedia works.

The Collection grows exponentially with several hundred artworks being acquired every year from emerging artists and artists as they develop and mature.

Nothing is ever sold, as the purpose of the Collection is to act as a ‘diary’ covering many decades of art creation in New Zealand. Please read the copyright details to learn about the conditions of entry.

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foster, maintain, promote and advance the education of creative arts.

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  • 30/08/2016
    Only a few days left of the Mark Braunias show. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you get along before it closes on Sunday. #contemporarread more »

  • 29/08/2016
    Finalists work being judged by Andrew Clifford for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards. #WallaceArtAwards #25years #25thAnniversaryread more »

  • 26/08/2016
    Today we received a parcel of gorgeous rings, pendants, and earrings from a talented new jewellery supplier @hollyhowecollections of Dunedinread more »

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    Tomorrow at the Pah Homestead join us for Painting Programme Curator Reece King in conversation with Ben Abdale-Weir on the exhibition and wread more »

  • 25/08/2016
    This weekend the Eden Arts Trust presents this wonderful Chamber Music Festival. A new Eden Arts initiative: @the Eden Arts Mt Eden Chamber read more »

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