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Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist Rita Angus: Ringatoi hou o Aotearoa

Coming autumn 2021.

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 Autumn 2021
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 4
  • 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.

The exhibition opens at Te Papa in Spring 2021, after having been shown at the Royal Academy in London from October 2020 to January 2021. 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 and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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