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

Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand. This landmark exhibition celebrates 40 years of her work.

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  • When | Āhea 18 Dec 2021 – 25 Apr 2022
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Low, soft wire barriers in front of all art works
    • Floor has some shallow slopes
    • Accessible toilet.

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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.

Painting of a small orange single-building train station. Behind are large rolling hills and a cloudy sky. A man sits by the station, smoking a pipe.


Rita Angus, Cass (detail), 1936, oil on canvas on board. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. On loan from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū



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