Takaka Valley; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1961; 465


Takaka Valley

About this object

A black ink and wash landscape painting describing the steep hills and flat plain of Takaka Valley, with colour notations throughout: (clockwise from left) "yellow" "blue" yellow" "red".



Date Made


Medium and Materials

Ink on paper

Place Made


Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Golden Bay/Takaka

Subject and Association Description

By the 1960s, Toss Woollaston had begun to make a tradition of three months painting in Tasman over the summer, a break from his work in Greymouth. He spent early 1961 with Pat Harris and family in Upper Takaka. Woollaston found the new details of the Takaka landscapes, an area he had not worked with previously, stimulating with the high hills, big skies and hidden seas. Already, by March, he counted 151 works so far that year.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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