Eastern Southland Rita Angus

December 2022

Rita Angus tours the country

Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand and is one of New Zealand’s most iconic artists.

 Over the course of her life, she produced a remarkable body of paintings. A committed feminist and a pacifist, Angus’s work was deeply entwined with her view of the world. In her portraits and landscape paintings, she created a unique image of 20th-century Aotearoa.

This exhibition brings together 20 of Rita Angus’s oil paintings, from both Te Papa’s own collection and from the Rita Angus Estate Collection, which has been on loan to Te Papa since 1972.

Currently in Timaru’s Aigantighe Gallery  (17 Dec 2022 – 12 Feb 2023) then on to Auckland’s Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi (4 Mar 2023 – 30 Apr 2023).  – To find out where else you might be able to see the Rita Angus tour around New Zealand, use the link below.




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