Story: Woollaston, Mountford Tosswill

Video: Toss Woollaston describes his paintings

In this clip from a Kaleidoscope television programme of 1987, Toss Woollaston describes how one of his paintings takes its own form, rather than being an accurate portrayal of the landscape. The landscape in this case is the hills around Nelson and Motueka, a subject which attracted him for many years. The colours he uses – ochres and blues – were characteristic of much of his work.

Using this item

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

How to cite this page:

Gerald Barnett. 'Woollaston, Mountford Tosswill', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5w49/woollaston-mountford-tosswill (accessed 5 August 2021)