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VividWgtn has obtained permission to paint a large mural on the west wall of the Old Dominion Post building, which faces Willis Street. This will be a painting in honour of one of New Zealand’s most outstanding artists, Rita Angus, who lived and painted in Wellington in the last years of her life.

The mural will be painted by internationally renowned English street artist, Irony. He hope to use a photo of Rita in the process of painting her Self Portrait, 1937 as a reference. This will mark the 80th anniversary of the artwork and ensure generations to come understand her place in New Zealand Art History.

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‘Rita Angus began this portrait two years after separating from her husband Alfred Cook. At 28 she portrays herself as a ‘modern woman’ – urbane, stylish, and in complete control of her own destiny.’ – Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

VividWgtn have already raised $12,000 towards costs involved.  This is in part to Ryman Healthcare who operate the Rita Angus Retirement Village who kindly offered to match crowdfunded donations dollar for dollar.

Thanks to the 71 Donors who donated to towards our Boosted Campaign: Alastair Watchman, Andrew Holmes, Ashley Mackenzie-White, Barbarian Productions, Bev Tso Hong, Boosted Angel, Brian Stevenson, Brianne Kerr, Bruce Mahalski, C & K Graham, Christine And Ian Douglas, Deborah O’Kane, Everybody Cool Lives Here, Fifi Colston, Fitzrovianoir Artistsuk, Helene Hall, Jonty Crane, Kate Jasonsmith, Kate Ricketts, Katherine Spears, Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Larissa Mcmillan, Maddie Tait-Jamieson, Makaro Press, Ngaere Mackinnon, Nic Lane, Paige Bell, Paul O’donoghue, Penelope Harper, Peter Ncholl, Phoebe Morris, Rebecca Mcmillan, Rebecca Stewart, Richard Aindow, Robert Comeskey, Robin Mcdonnell, Sharon Taylor-Offord, Sheridan Orr, Stella Reid, Suzanne Tamaki, Vaune Mason & those who like to remain Anonymous.