Kiln Near Riwaka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1971; 528


Kiln Near Riwaka

About this object

A watercolour landscape of a red roofed hop kiln, typical of those found throughout the Motueka region, with hills in the background.



Date Made


Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made


Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Riwaka

Subject and Association Description

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.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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