Story: Hawke’s Bay places

‘The Lake, Tuai’ by Doris Lusk (1948)

‘The Lake, Tuai’ by Doris Lusk (1948)

In 1948 artist Doris Lusk stayed with friends at Kaitawa and painted a series of works based on the Lake Waikaremoana power scheme. Her painting of Tuai, which was reproduced as a stamp in 1999, creates an impression of isolation by focusing on the bare mountains and still waters of Lake Whakamarino. The settlement is relegated to a handful of buildings in the foreground. The pale green and white colour of the lake has an air of unnaturalness, which hints at its man-made origins.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1999 New Zealand Art Doris Lusk stamp issue
Artwork by Doris Lusk

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Kerryn Pollock. 'Hawke’s Bay places - Waikaremoana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
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