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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1042, New Zealand
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Out of the blue

Found by complete accident and what a find it was. We love art so it ticked all the right boxes for... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Warren J
via mobile
A hidden art gem in a beautiful building

I wasn't expecting much from the description in the guide book. But the building itself and the... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
CazPa
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London, United Kingdom
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72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1042, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Found by complete accident and what a find it was. We love art so it ticked all the right boxes for us. The old restored villa itself is an art piece but the pieces inside are simply stunning. I believe the works get changed so...More

Thank Warren J
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I wasn't expecting much from the description in the guide book. But the building itself and the grounds were stunning. The art collection we saw was contemporary on the ground floor, whereas the first floor had some pottery exhibits. I think it is a wonderful...More

Thank CazPa
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I like the way this art collection connects with New Zealand culture and there is a current vibe to it. They run out reach programmes and art competitions so there is a sense of it being up to date and continually refreshed. It is clearly...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this place; it had a lovely walk through trees and plenty of lawn to relax or picnic or play. The gallery wasn't my thing so can't really rate this. I enjoyed the cafe, the food was good, I ordered the Fish and...More

Thank theunshackledlife
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

We had a look after a poor lunch we had there. They recommend $5 entry but I dont think it was worth $5. Not much to see at all. All done in 10 minutes.

Thank AucklandWiz
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Off the beaten track, you're not likely to find this just driving by. There's only a small sign, then a drive past some homes, up to the top. Set in a hidden park and overlooking Onehunga and Manukau.

Thank davidV1642TR
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Even if you're not a lover of contemporary art, you should visit this fine gallery housed in a beautiful old mansion. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, this is a must-see in Auckland. After your done, sit down and relax in the cafe.

Thank FKQ
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

this is a great place to see the house and the grounds are great and Huge ancient trees has a great art in side the building it different but a great one so take the wife or the girlfriend there plus has a great coffee...More

Thank Glen S
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is an exceptional Gallery. James Wallace has made a very significant contribution towards encouraging young New Zealand artists and by collecting theie work over many years. This is quite diferent from the collection strategy of publicly funded galleries. The setting is splendid showing off...More

Thank William B
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

While the contemporary pieces inside the house and the sculptures in the garden might not be to everybody's taste they are interesting enough - add on the lovely building and the grounds (and the sensible cafe) and this is a great visit. The colonial mansion...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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