Rita Angus exhibition tour
Join Lizzie Bisley, Te Papa’s Curator Modern Art, and Andrew Clifford, Te Uru’s Director, for a tour of the exhibition, Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa, followed by refreshments for the exhibition’s opening.
Te Papa touring exhibition Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa brings together 20 works by one of New Zealand’s most iconic 20th-century artists, Rita Angus (1908–1970), and is presented at Te Uru in association with the Auckland Arts Festival. The works on display span Angus’s life and career as an artist, drawing out the themes of pacifism, feminism and nature, which shaped much of her work. The exhibition includes many of Angus’s most important works, including Rutu (1951), Cleopatra (1938), and Central Otago (1953-56/1969).
Bisley is the exhibition curator and author of Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa. She studied at Victoria University of Wellington and the Royal College of Art, London, before working as a curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. While at the V&A she curated a number of major exhibitions on modernism and twentieth century design. Her research is focussed on histories of modernity, and she is interested in the close relationships between art, design and architecture in the twentieth century.
04 March, 3-4pm