Rita Angus: Life & Vision

Rita Angus: Life & Vision
Rita Angus
Waikanae 1951
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960

Exhibition Details

Rita Angus: Life & Vision offers a compelling look at the work of one of this country's pioneer modern painters.

Drawing out stories from behind the paintings, the exhibition reveals Angus's commitment to pacifism, her feminist views, and her spiritual beliefs. Also evident are Angus's love of nature, her affinity for the New Zealand landscape, as well as her extraordinary technique.

Featuring works such as the iconic Cass (voted New Zealand's greatest painting in a 2006 television poll), Rita Angus: Life & Vision reveals the scope of Angus's practice over four decades (1929-1969).

Co-curated by William McAloon, Curator, Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa, and Jill Trevelyan, author of the acclaimed biography of the artist published by Te Papa Press.

A full colour catalogue complements the exhibition and is available from the Gallery shop.

Find out more about Rita Angus on the Te Papa website

Date
Location
New Gallery
Cost
Free entry

Related Artworks

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AD 1968
AD 1968

Rita Angus

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
795 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate their 50th anniversary, 2004
Accession no
2004/2
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Not on display

Central Otago
Central Otago

Rita Angus

Production date
1940
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
457 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Joyce Milligan in memory of Dr R R D Milligan, 1984
Accession no
1984/57
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Head of a Maori boy
Head of a Maori boy

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1938
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
423 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/26
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Not on display

Mother and Child (Jean and Anton Jones with Portrait of Fred Jones behind)
Mother and Child (Jean and Anton Jones with Portrait of Fred Jones behind)

Rita Angus

Production date
1942
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
460 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/6
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Not on display

Portrait of Betty Curnow
Portrait of Betty Curnow

Rita Angus

Production date
1942
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
775 x 647 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/6
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Not on display

Waikanae
Waikanae

Rita Angus

Production date
1951
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
254 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/2
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Not on display

Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

Production date
1968-1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
782 x 1078 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/3