consisting of watercolours, prints and drawings done by Phillips between 1926 and 1960.

Between 1926 until he moved to Victoria in 1960, Walter J. Phillips made a number of trips to British Columbia. He drew much inspiration from the mountain landscapes around Lake O'Hara, and especially from the trips he took to some of the more remote coastal areas of British Columbia where he visited a number of the Siwash and Kwakiutl villages. Many works were derived from the sketches he made during these trips, including some of his greatest watercolours, colour woodcuts and wood engravings.