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Year 11 Art Students Visit The Wallace Art Trust at the Pah Homestead, Hillsborough

The Wallace Art Trust at the Pah Homestead, Hillsborough.

Sancta Maria College Year 11 Art students visited this exciting venue with an emphasis on the Field of Vision exhibition. They were greeted by an educational officer who guided them through the exhibits by using engaging questions and activities.
One activity involved the students having to form a debate as to why their selected art work had more meaning and worth over another art work. Students demonstrated enthusiasm for the challenges that they were set and responded with insight and integrity. They also enjoyed the beautiful building and grounds in which the work is exhibited.

Sir James Wallace began collecting New Zealand art in the mid-1960s, with a particular focus on the work of emerging artists. In 1992 he transferred his Collection to a newly formed Charitable Trust, which he proceeded to fund so that it could continue to add to the Collection and provide support for the arts in New Zealand in general.

At this present time The James Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present three exhibitions, Mark Braunias: Field of Vision, Painting Programme and the Adam Portraiture Award

Field of Vision comprises of various themes, as well as details about the working processes of Mark Braunias from 1989 to 2016, giving prominence to selected works from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection and the artist’s personal archives. The exhibition is divided into chronological order through the various rooms of Pah Homestead culminating in a work-in-progress on the gallery wall itself (to be completed during the exhibition’s time frame).

Painting Programme is a mixed media exhibition that marks the end of an era in New Zealand Art, and the beginning of another…

The Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealand’s premier portrait prize and has been held every two years since its inaugural exhibition in 2002. Denis and Verna Adam, the long term patrons of the Award, established it in recognition that portraiture is not only an important art form, but provides a pictorial record for future generations.

The exhibition promotes the best of contemporary portrait painting from established and emerging artists throughout the country. The portraits are completed in a variety of different paint medium and range from the abstract interpretations to realist.
The winner of the Adam Portraiture Award for 2016 was Andre Brönnimann, Sisters (2015).