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Curator tour: Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist

Go deeper into the works of celebrated New Zealand painter Rita Angus in this guided tour with Curator Modern Art, Lizzie Bisley.

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  • When | Āhea Sat 29 Jan 2022, 11.00am–12.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist, Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

This event has reached capacity. We will be scheduling another tour – please email publicprogrammes@tepapa.govt.nz to register your interest.

Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand. Guided by Curator Modern Art, Lizzie Bisley, this tour will explore the landmark exhibition of Rita’s paintings, celebrating 40 years of her work.

Over the course of her life, Rita 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.

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A woman in a grey cardigan standing in an Art storage unit and smiling off into the distance


Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley, 2019. Photo by Daniel Crichton-Rouse. Te Papa (145681)