Rita Angus: Life & Vision Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

This exhibition is now closed.

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.




Self-portrait  1936-1937
Oil paint on canvas, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, purchased 1980
Principal funding partner: Pelorus TrustMajor sponsor: Singapore airlinesAbsolutely Positively Wellington
All artworks are reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus.