Part one of two from this full length documentary.
Part two of two from this full length documentary.
The credits for this documentary.
Television New Zealand’s flagship 80s arts show looks at Sir Toss Woollaston — a pioneer of modern art in New Zealand. Topics include his development as an artist and the “struggle of painting” against accepted conventions, difficult years trying to support a family, the influence of his wife, and the liberation he felt in his mid-50s when he could finally earn a living from painting. Woollaston is blunt but generous with his time and opinions. There are precious riffs off his famous description of wanting to paint the sunlight in a landscape, “after it had been absorbed by the earth”.
... the mind of a monkey expressing itself through a human.– A 1936 review of Toss Woollaston's work, indicating attitudes towards modern art at the time