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TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre's one year anniversary

TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre's one year anniversary

Join the Wallace Arts Trust in celebrating the TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre's one year anniversary with a free arts and heritage programme to suit all ages.

Highlights include artist talks' by Richard Killeen and Denys Watkins, who feature in our current First Impressions exhibition. Printable Reality will provide music and poetry by performers including comedian Penny Ashton, poet and actor Peter Bland, singer-songwriter Bernie Griffen and fiddle player Dave Khan, harmony singers Macombee and the Dharma Queens and many more...

For the kid’s there will be free fun filled activities and treats including face-painting, storytelling, birthday card-making and an art quiz.

Running throughout the day there will be arts, heritage and park tours (weather dependent) detailing exhibitions, the heritage of The Pah Homestead, and the mature exotic trees of Monte Cecilia Park.

Auckland digital art innovator will give a presentation of the new Wallace Arts Trust Virtual Gallery. The Gallery will be a truly immersive three dimensional online environment for exhibitions curated from the Trust’s Collection, allowing visitors the freedom to move around and inspect the works in detail.

The Director of Tempo°, New Zealand’s leading dance festival, will also give a presentation and there will be a short performance by members of the Mt Eden Ballet Academy.

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre has enjoyed unprecedented success since opening in mid-August 2010, with attendance reaching 128,000 visitors to date. A recent survey indicates this is due to the unique combination of contemporary New Zealand art from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection, the restoration and the architecture of the Pah Homestead set in the beautiful Monte Cecilia Park, the service and quality of the Pah Cafe, all enhanced by the art centre's relaxed and friendly atmosphere imparted by the volunteers from Auckland Decorative and Fine Arts Society (AkDFAS).

A full programme of the 1st Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 14 August will be available from the website on 8 August


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