Posts tagged with Rita Angus

And the winner is…

Angus Bio

Jill Trevelyan’s biography, Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life was proclaimed winner of the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction last night, as well as category winner for the Biography section of the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Congratulations Jill! Everyone here at Te Papa who worked with Jill on the exhibition Rita Angus: Life  & Vision is… Read more »

Rita Angus biography finalist in Montana Book Awards

Rita Angus: An Artist's Life book cover

  Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life by Jill Trevelyan and published by Te Papa Press, is a finalist in the biography  category of this year’s Montana Book Awards. The winner will be announced on Monday 27 July 2009.  Best of luck Jill!  But wait, there’s more… Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life is also a finalist for Nielsen… Read more »

Art and architecture

Warren & Mahoney's Dorset Street flats. Image from Christchurch Modern

My trip to Christchurch for the opening of Rita Angus: Life & Vision went well. I’m pleased with the way the exhibition looks at Christchurch Art Gallery, especially as the exhibition designer and I worked the whole thing out on the phone and via email. By the time I got there the show was hung,… Read more »

Next stop, Christchurch

Rita Angus, Cass, 1936 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Rita Angus: Life & Vision opens at Christchurch Art Gallery this weekend. I’ll be heading down for the official opening tomorrow evening. On Saturday I’m doing a floortalk in the exhibition at noon, the first in what looks like a great line-up of events alongside the show. It’ll be nice to see the works again… Read more »

Cover version

Michael Illingworth, Untitled 1971

Don’t judge a book by its cover, the saying goes. There’s no doubt, though, that a book’s cover can say an awful lot about what’s inside. Deciding what work should go on the cover of the forthcoming book Art at Te Papa — Michael Illingworth’s Untitled 1971 — wasn’t easy.  We tried lots of different possibilities,… Read more »