Rita Angus is one of New Zealand’s most iconic artists.
Over the course of her life she produced a remarkable body of drawings, watercolours, and paintings. A committed feminist, and a pacifist, Angus’ work was deeply entwined with her view of the world. In her portraits and landscape paintings, with their distinctive clear colours and flat, graphic style, she created a unique image of 20th-century Aotearoa.
This exhibition was developed in partnership by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and Te Papa.
Rita Angus Art Studio
Get creative with activities inspired by Rita Angus’s artworks, in the Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist art studio.
Experiment with the effects of colour layering, create a portrait using symbols and signs, or pick up a whānau trail and use it to explore the exhibition.
Free, for all ages.
Other: Audio descriptions for Rita Angus New Zealand Modernist
Audio descriptions for Rita Angus New Zealand Modernist
This audio descriptive introduction to Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist, introduces the immersive first gallery and provides audio descriptions for a selection of paintings in this exhibition.
Other: Art Narratives Tour: New Zealand’s World of Art
Art Narratives Tour: New Zealand’s World of Art
Celebrate New Zealand’s world of art on this guided tour of Toi Art at Te Papa.