Makara, Wellington; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1974; 536


Makara, Wellington

About this object

A watercolour landscape painting of hills, trees and buildings.



Date Made


Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made


Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/North Island/Wellington

Subject and Association Description

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.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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