Beautiful Art and Culture
Wallace Arts Centre is the place to be in if you love culture art and beautiful aesthetics. If you want to take a step back from all the hustle-bustle of the city and take in all the beautiful art and culture there is to explore then this must definitely be on your list of places to visit. The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre plays a pivotal role in the establishment of the cultural scene in Auckland and it continues to foster the spirit of art and culture through all the events and exhibitions they host.
Located in Pah Homestead, a scenic estate just about 10 km from the Auckland airport, this arts centre is easily accessible by road and you can always make a quick visit or spend the entire day there, depending on your inclination towards arts and culture. Wallace Arts Centre perfectly embodies the New Zealand contemporary art movement and also gives you a quick crash course in the historical aspects of the city as well as the country. Pah Homestead, the place that holds Wallace Arts Centre also has places to grab a bite and relax as well, so you can spend an entire day there without feeling any kind of tiredness. In fact, you will be recharged and renewed!
Plan Your Visit Here
Wallace Arts Centre is open to visitors from Tuesday to Friday, between 10 am to 3 pm. On the weekends, it is open from 8 am to 5 pm. It stays shut on Mondays, so keep that in mind before you go ahead and plan your visit here. The arts centre also stays shut on all public holidays, so keep that in mind as well. The arts centre has been open to the public for about 9 years now and also has increasingly become a very popular tourist spot for art enthusiasts.
All the art pieces and exhibitions have been curated by the James Wallace Arts Trust. This trust is responsible for the safekeeping of over 8500 works of amazing artists and they help curate all the exhibitions that are held here. One thing that is extremely special about this place is that they also engage the community in education programs to widen the reach of art and culture.
History of Wallace Arts Centre
Founded by Sir James Wallace in 1992, the aim of the James Wallace Arts Trust was to support and promote all types of artists, be it painters, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, dancers, and theatre artists. This is one of the largest private funders who are dedicated to the arts in New Zealand and they also give out grants to budding artists so that more and more talented people can get on board and receive the recognition they deserve.
An Ideal Way to Spend Your Day…
An ideal way to spend your day at the Wallace Arts Centre would be to check out the Pah Homestead, explore all the beautiful corners they have to offer, eat some scrumptious meals at the in house cafe and spend the rest of your time there marvelling at some of the best art they have to offer. This is also comfort food for the soul, and for the eyes as well.
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