Kiln Near Riwaka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1971; 528
Kiln Near RiwakaAbout this object
A watercolour landscape of a red roofed hop kiln, typical of those found throughout the Motueka region, with hills in the background.Maker
1971Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperPlace Made
Toss Woollaston described his watercolour painting as "a rapid medium for striking quickly – while the iron is hot, so to speak – and so I like it best in summer, when what is put down dries at once and can take more, almost as fast as I can think" (Barnett, 1991, p.77). This painting shows a hop kiln, near Riwaka. Growing hops was and continues as an important industry in the Tasman region.
The Woollastons decided to build a new home and studio in 1971, designed by the architect Ming Ching Fan. Their new home was not complete until early 1973 and the build impacted on the amount of time Woollaston was able to set aside for painting.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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