Kōrero: Nelson region

Nelson landscapes: Toss Woollaston (5 o 6)

Nelson landscapes: Toss Woollaston

Nelson’s most famous artist, Toss Woollaston, painted this landscape, ‘Motueka Harbour’, in 1970. Woollaston knew Colin McCahon and the two influenced each other. Originally from Taranaki, Woollaston divided his adult life between the Nelson region (Māpua and Riwaka) and Greymouth on the West Coast (from 1949 to 1968). It was only in 1968, when he moved to Riwaka, that he was earning enough as a full-time artist to support his wife and four children. Woollaston died, aged 88, at Upper Moutere in 1998.

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The Suter - Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson
Oil on board by Toss Woollaston, 1970

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Arts, culture and science', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/28977/nelson-landscapes-toss-woollaston (accessed 27 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015