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Art in Bloom Social Painting: Paint like Rita Angus

Art in Bloom Social Painting: Paint like Rita Angus


  • Sun 3 Jun, 10:30am – 1:00pm


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Show map



Ticket Information:

  • Members Ticket: $90.00
  • Members Guest Ticket: $90.00
  • Non-Members Ticket: $140.00
  • Members Combi Ticket Hayden + Angus workshops: $160.00
  • Non-Members Combi Ticket Hayden + Angus workshops: $190.00
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Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy Rita Angus' "Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay" (1965).

This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn to paint step-by-step in a relaxed and fun way in one of Auckland Art Gallery's most beautiful spaces. No previous artistic training required! By the end of the session you will have a completed painting ready to hang on your wall.

Workshop Details
The price of the workshop includes all materials (canvas, art smock, brushes, easel, paint) and coffee and tea on arrival. The Non-Members price includes a one-year Auckland Art Gallery membership (value up to $50).

Note: the workshop starts at 10:30am, coffee and tea is served from 10am in the Members Lounge.
This event is suitable for everyone from the age of 15.

This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement which, if not met, may cause the workshop to be cancelled. If this is the case, those registered will be fully reimbursed.

About the Art Work
In Scrub Burning, Northern Hawke's Bay, soft billowing clouds loom above the emerald green cloisonné-like bush. The scene is based on a fire lit by Rita Angus’s nephew Anton Jones, who was clearing scrub in Maungataniwha, northern Hawke’s Bay. Angus was a powerful visual recorder and many of her paintings of nature were based on long periods of intense study. In this painting, objects emerge, almost recognisable, through a patchwork of pink smoke, which takes on a sculpture form and conveys a sombre and ominous feeling

"Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay" is currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery as part of the exhibition "Earthly Visions".

Image credits
"Earthly Visions" (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2018

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