Makara, Wellington; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1974; 536
Makara, WellingtonAbout this object
A watercolour landscape painting of hills, trees and buildings.Maker
1974Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperPlace Made
Toss Woollaston's retrospective, "M.T. Woollaston: Works/1933-1973" opened at the Manawatu Art Gallery in 1973 under Luit Bieringa. Throughout 1974 this popular exhibition toured the country.
Watercolour landscape studies were an important part of the development of Woollaston's large oils. He described them 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).
Makara is a valley northwest of Wellington City adjacent to the suburb of Karori.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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