Rita Angus (1908-70) is one of New Zealand’s most significant artists. A pioneer of modern painting in this country, she created some of our most memorable and best-loved images.
To honour the centenary of her birth, Te Papa presents this major exhibition, which is now touring to Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland. It includes sketchbooks, studies and unfinished works, some of which have never been seen in public before.
Explore this website to find out what can be seen and experienced in the exhibition.
Early Years 1929-39
A Pacifist Vision 1939-58
Later Journeys 1958-70
audioguide tracks, podcasts and radio interviews, all available to be downloaded for free.
21 paintings have audio tracks available. Drawing on the writing and letters of Rita Angus, they give a unique insight into the thoughts and motivation behind these 21 works.Download all 21 audio tracks (zip, 11 MB).
1 August - 1 November 2009