Audio and video about New Zealand painter Rita Angus

The life, work, and relationships of Rita Angus.

Curator Sarah Farrar on Rita Angus’ Rutu

Rita Angus in writing

Jill Trevelyan, author of Rita Angus: An artist’s life, discusses the remarkable life of Rita Angus.

Also involved are Philip Norman, Montana Award winning biographer of Douglas Lilburn, and Gordon Ogilvie, writer of the acclaimed Denis Glover: his life, in a discussion chaired by Lydia Wevers.

Recorded in September 2008, as part of the exhibition Rita Angus: Life & Vision.

Rita Angus looks towards the photographer in a portrait of her painting herself

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Rita Angus painting Self portrait, 1936-1937, by Jean Bertram. Te Papa (CA000242/001/0003)

Rita Angus and modernism

In the 1960s, the destiny of modern art in New Zealand art appeared to rest with Colin McCahon, Toss Woollaston, and Rita Angus. Professor Wystan Curnow re-examines that view from the perspective of the present.

Recorded in November 2008, as part of the exhibition Rita Angus: Life & Vision.

Flight

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Rita Angus, Flight, 1969, Wellington. Purchased 1970 from Wellington City Council Picture Purchase Fund. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Te Papa (1970-0012-1)

Rita and Theo: Background to a portrait

How did the relationship between Rita Angus and Theo Schoon influence Angus’ work?

Emeritus Professor Michael Dunn discusses this question, focussing especially on the portrait of Theo Schoon that Rita Angus painted in the 1940s.

Recorded in November 2008, as part of the exhibition Rita Angus: Life & Vision.

Portrait of Rita Angus

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Theo Schoon, Portrait of Rita Angus, circa 1942, Wellington. Purchased 2009. Te Papa (2009-0029-1)

Rita Angus on Collections Online