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Rita Angus - Selected Works


Wed 1 Jun 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 2 Jun 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 3 Jun 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 4 Jun 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 5 Jun 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Whangarei Art Museum, Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Entry by koha/donation : $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: whangareiartmuseum

A fitting final tribute exhibition & 15th anniversary show in the current WAM premises.

Rita Angus: Selected Works
Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Rita Angus was one of New Zealand’s pioneer artists, and the success of Te Papa’s 2008 retrospective exhibition Rita Angus: Life & Vision showed how popular her work continues to be. Building upon that success and the subsequent national tour to metropolitan art galleries, Te Papa is proud to now present Rita Angus: Selected Works, which it has developed to tour smaller regional galleries.

‘We were delighted at the success of Rita Angus: Life & Vision and are pleased to be able to show a selection of this remarkable artist’s work to many more people through this tour of New Zealand’s regional galleries,’ says Michael Houlihan, Te Papa’s Chief Executive who visited the art museum this month.

The exhibition features 40 works by Rita Angus covering the span of her career, from 1929 to 1969. It includes paintings, watercolours and drawings, unfinished studies and seldom-seen items. The exhibition has been selected from Te Papa’s collection, and works cared for by the Museum on behalf of the Rita Angus Estate.

The exhibition includes portraits and self-portraits, landscapes, and her late depictions of Wellington and Hawke’s Bay. Several key works from the retrospective are featured, including Self-portrait (1929), Lawrence Baigent (1938–39/43), Central Otago (1953–56/69), and Flight (1968–69).

Image credits:
-Self portrait, 1966, by Rita Angus (1908–70), oil on canvas on hardboard, Te Papa
-Fay and Jane Birkinshaw, 1938, by Rita Angus (1908–70), oil on canvas, Te Papa
-Lawrence Baigent, 1939–39/1943, by Rita Angus (1908–70), oil on canvas, Te Papa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate
-Composition with self portrait, c.1937, by Rita Angus (1908–70), ink and pencil, Te Papa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate
-Flower study, 1940s, by Rita Angus (1908–70), watercolour, Te Papa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate

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