Hidden from view for almost sixty years,  the work of artist Hilma af Klint is coming to New Zealand for the first time. Discover why these large and exuberantly colourful paintings are delighting crowds and breaking attendance records world-wide, and be among the first to secure your tickets to The Secret Paintings. 

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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings

See more than 100 awe-inspiring paintings up close, including The Ten Largest which are a towering three-plus metres tall.

City Gallery Wellington, 4 December 2021–⁠27 March 2022


Feel the presence of Hilma af Klint, the artist who has rewritten history as a pioneer of abstract painting.   

Experience work by one of the world’s most important artists without leaving New Zealand, in this must-see, Wellington-exclusive show.  

© 2021 City Gallery Wellington

Altarpiece, No.1, Altarpieces, Group X, 1915, HAK No. 187
By courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation.
Photo: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hilma af Klint at her studio at Hamngatan 5, Stockholm C1895.
Photograph courtesy the Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm

The Ten Largest, No. 1, Childhood, Group IV, 1907, HAK No. 102
By courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation.
Photo: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Ten Largest, 1907. Photograph courtesy of Moderna Museet, Stockholm





In association with
Heide Museum of Modern Art,