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
- New Gallery
- Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005