The Artist's House; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1977; 521

Name/Title

The Artist's House

About this object

A watercolour painting of the artist's house at Riwaka. The house casts a shadow in the foreground with the end of the Mount Arthur Range in the background.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1977

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made

Riwaka

Subject and Association Keywords

Architecture/Houses

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Riwaka

Subject and Association Description

The Woollastons decided to build a new home and studio in 1971, designed by the architect Ming Ching Fan. It was completed by early 1973.

Toss Wollaston enjoyed watercolour as a medium and wrote how "making a watercolour on white paper is indeed much akin to standing on a diving board, hesitating, gathering oneself together for the exhilarating plunge, then being immersed in the overwhelming element. Surfacing again, one can then review the plunge and get ready for the next..." (Barnett, 1991, p.77).

Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Painting

Object number

521

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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