• Rita Angus

The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū will be showing the touring exhibition Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa from 8th October.

The exhibition comes to The Suter from Te Papa and brings together 20 works by one of New Zealand’s most iconic 20th-century artists, Rita Angus (1908–1970).

The works on display span Angus’ 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’ most important works, including Rutu, 1951, Cleopatra, 1938, and Central Otago, 1953 56/1969.

The Suter will add its iconic Angus painting The Apple Pickers, 1944, an artwork that was inspired by the artist’s time working at the Riverside community near Motueka. Purchased through community fundraising, this painting epitomises seasonal orchard work in the Nelson Tasman region.

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  • Whakatū, Nelson