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, four New Zealand women 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.

At Alert Level 2, this event has limited capacity to ensure correct hygiene measures and social distancing. We do require the audience to socially distance and wear masks. If there is a shift in Alert Levels, we will notify all bookings.


  • Sun 05 Dec


  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


  • Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • 101 Wakefield St
  • Wellington