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Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist Rita Angus: He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa

Selected works from Te Papa

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Ngā kōwhiringa mahi nō Te Papa

Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand and is one of New Zealand’s most iconic artists. This exhibition brings together a rich collection of 20 of her oil paintings.

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.

Audio descriptions

Listen to audio descriptions created for this tour.

Tour schedule

Hocken Gallery, Dunedin 30 Jul 2024 – 25 Sep 2024
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier 29 Jun 2024 – 25 Aug 2024
Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford 27 Apr 2024 – 23 Jun 2024
Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim 17 Feb 2024 – 14 Apr 2024
Te Manawa, Palmerton North 9 Dec 2023 – 6 Feb 2024
Aratoi, Masterton 30 Sep 2023 – 26 Nov 2023
Waikato Museum, Hamilton 22 Jul 2023 – 17 Sep 2023
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga 13 May 2023 – 9 Jul 2023
Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland 4 Mar 2023 – 30 Apr 2023
Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru 17 Dec 2022 – 12 Feb 2023
The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson 8 October 2022 – 4 Dec 2022
Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore 21 May 2022 – 17 July 2022

Hosting enquiries

Jake Yocum, Touring Exhibition Manager
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7317
Email: Jake.Yocum@tepapa.govt.nz

Exhibition highlights

  • 1992-0025-1; Rutu; 1951; Angus, Rita ; view 1
    Rutu Object

    Rutu

    Rita Angus 1951 1992-0025-1
  • 1998-0028-1; Leo Bensemann; 1938; Angus, Rita ; view 1
    Leo Bensemann Object

    Leo Bensemann

    Rita Angus 1938 1998-0028-1
  • 2019-0012-1; Marjorie Marshall; 1938-39/1943; Angus, Rita ; view 01 Raking light
    Marjorie Marshall Object

    Marjorie Marshall

    Rita Angus 1938-39/1943 2019-0012-1
  • 1998-0028-2; Cleopatra; 1938; Angus, Rita ; view 1
    Cleopatra Object

    Cleopatra

    Rita Angus 1938 1998-0028-2
  • 1972-0030-1; Central Otago; 1953-56/1969; Angus, Rita ; view 01
    Central Otago Object

    Central Otago

    Rita Angus 1953-56/1969 1972-0030-1
  • 1998-0028-3; Fay and Jane Birkinshaw; 1938; Angus, Rita ; view 01
    Fay and Jane Birkinshaw Object

    Fay and Jane Birkinshaw

    Rita Angus 1938 1998-0028-3
  • 2020-0003-1; The Aviatrix; 1933; Angus, Rita ; view 01
    The Aviatrix Object

    The Aviatrix

    Rita Angus 1933 2020-0003-1
  • 1970-0012-1; Flight; 1969; Angus, Rita ; view 1
    Flight Object

    Flight

    Rita Angus 1969 1970-0012-1