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Members’ Preview: Rita Angus

Friday 17 December 2021, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at our final event of 2021. Come along anytime between 12noon and 2pm and enjoy a your members’ preview of Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist before it opens to the public on Saturday 18 December.

Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand. This landmark exhibition celebrates 40 years of her work. 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 exhibition was developed in partnership by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and Te Papa.

Rita Angus, Cass(link is external) (detail), 1936, oil on canvas on board. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. On loan from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū


Friday 17 December 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Toi Art, Level 4, Te Papa
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