Hilma af Klint’s art may have been ahead of her time, but her spiritual beliefs and practices were grounded in her historical context. Spiritualism was a prevalent movement in Europe and attracted many other artists, writers and scientists. It is not a surprise to find Hilma as part of this revolutionary spiritual movement. 

This talk will explore the spiritual and religious in Hilma’s work. How Spiritualism influenced Hilma, her use of Christian imagery and her exploration of concepts such as sacred geometry and interconnection with the natural world.

Michaela Richards has a degree in Art History, English Literature and Religious Studies. She is currently a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research looks to how spiritual connections to the land influence conservation work. A passion which reoccurred throughout her degree and multiple disciplines was how religious and spiritual concepts influence society, in particular, art.

No booking required but spaces are limited.

A My Vaccine Pass will be required upon entry for those ages 12+ from Friday 3 December. Read our COVID-19 guidelines here.


  • Free (with exhibition entry admission)


  • Sat 26 Mar


  • 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm


  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington 6140