6 March – 5 July 2009
This major exhibition of the works of Rita Angus, created by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, will be at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū for 17 weeks in 2009.
Rita Angus is widely regarded as one of the leading New Zealand artists of the twentieth century. Rita Angus: Life & Vision features 141 works drawn from public and private collections throughout New Zealand.
The exhibition reveals the full scope of Angus's work throughout her career, both in her subject matter and in the recurring themes of identity, spirituality, and nature central to her work.
The exhibition includes a diverse range of works, from iconic paintings such as Cass, Rutu and Flight to lesser known oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, sketches and preparatory studies and unfinished works.
Exhibition number 822