New Zealand Modernist Rita Angus is one of New Zealand’s most influential and important artists.
Bringing together a rich and vibrant collection of her paintings, Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist / He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa will showcase her distinctive view of 20th-century Aotearoa. Angus’s work ranges from striking self-portraits to breathtakingly intimate depictions of trees, flowers and nature. Her landscape paintings offer a unique view of the New Zealand environment. A fiercely committed feminist, and a pacifist, Rita Angus believed that her work could affect widespread social, political and artistic change.
This exhibition will allow visitors to dive into the colour, skill and intensity of Rita Angus’s paintings, while also exploring her deep, active engagement with the world around her.
Ko Rita Angus tēnei, he kaitoko i te mana o te wahine, otirā he tangata whai i ngā tikanga o te rongomau. E whakapono a Rita ka tāea e ia ētehi panonitanga pai mō tēnei ao.
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