Explore the Collection

Every work purchased by the Wallace Arts Trust is catalogued and all works are accessible on our collection database. You can search the whole collection of over 9,000 works here – a hugely important and useful New Zealand contemporary art resource.

Highlights from our collection


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or person.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase "Ralph Hotere", include a word +portraits, exclude a word -rivers, search on part of a word paint*, or do a fuzzy search paint~. Please see the Help topic on the Search for more details on how to formulate your searches.