City Gallery

Past event

Artists Respond to Hilma af Klint

10.30am Sunday 5 December

Artists were the first to discover and embrace Hilma af Klint, and now the rest of the world is catching up. As a part of our opening weekend events, five New Zealand  artists whose work is influenced by Af Klint share their responses to her life and legacy.

Jen Bowmast, Judy Millar, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Grace Wright lead a floor talk responding to Hilma af Klint’s artistic legacy.  

Jen Bowmast is an Ōtautahi/Christchurch-based artist whose practice proposes that art can be a way to connect with other realms of experience, interpret a vision, or be a mode of knowledge in itself. 

Judy Millar is a Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based artist whose practice investigates the relationships between the body, painting, and the histories of the medium. She recently presented Action Movie (2021) at City Gallery Te Whare Toi, Wellington. 

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is a Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based artist. Her practice is focused on an investigation into fields of energy as they engage with conceptual thinking both within an art languages and other intuition driven modes of enquiry.  

Grace Wright is an Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based artist whose atmospheric paintings explore the rhythmic, cyclical nature of the natural world and echoes the forms of 17th-century religious painting. 

Areez Katki is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and Mumbai-based artist. His practice surveys the phenomenology of postcolonial identity, with its ties to spiritual and queering narratives, through intuitive uses of material and gesture that illuminate the migratory condition.  

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