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 will be the first time that Angus’ work has been presented on a world stage – a long-overdue international show for a woman who fundamentally changed New Zealand’s artistic landscape.
Developed in partnership by the Royal Academy of Arts and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.