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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
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The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

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Movement and Metamorphosis: An experiential approach to some of the motifs in Hilma’s work and a guided meditation

Join a guided meditation in front of Hilma af Klint’s monumental and exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. These paintings give abstract form to the four stages of human life. In this session you will be introduced to the lemniscate form found in Hilma’s work and be guided through a meditative approach to the etheric, or life-forces, Hilma was expressing through her paintings. This experience will take place before opening hours when the Gallery is quiet. The meditation will be led by art therapist Mark Geard

9am-10am | $20

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Panel Discussion: Art and Spirituality

What is the relationship between art and spirituality? Our panel led by chair Leafā Wilson will consider the topic and its myriad of implications in relation to the spiritualism of Hilma af Klint and her visionary Paintings for the Temple cycle. What are the experiences of artists working in a spiritual tradition today? How does a Te Ao Māori world view resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? How do other first nations world views resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? What other perspectives can we bring to art as a meaning-making enterprise?

2pm-3pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

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Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

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Exhibition Tour: Colour, Symbol, and Spirituality

Join Wellington based art therapist Mark Geard and artist and life-coach Emily Fletcher, both founders of Alamandria, the Art of Self-Mastery, Mindfulness and Meditation, on a special tour of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings that examines her links to Steiner, Theosophy and Anthroposophy. This tour offers an alternative lens on Hilma af Klint’s art, looking at her use of colour and symbol, and at the spiritual world evoked in her paintings.

11am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

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SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Musical Response and Participation: The Ten Largest

Led by Associate professor and Music therapist Sarah Hoskyns and staff, friends and students from the Music Therapy Programme at New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, the audience will be invited to create sounds in response to Hilma af Klint’s exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. Acoustic instruments will be in the gallery. This event will be attended by members of local organisations supporting disabilities and is an opportunity to deepen engagement with art. However, we also welcome and invite other audiences and whanau to participate in this unique opportunity.

10.30am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

View more images >

Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

BOOK NOW
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Self-love Wedding Ceremony

In honour of Hilma af Klint, we invite you to a special celebration in Te Ngākau Civic Square. Come along to a short public ‘wedding’ ceremony and take a vow to deeply commit and honour YOURSELF. This slice of homemade evangelism is an antidote to Valentine’s Day brought to you by Anna Dean and led by performance artist, Bek Coogan, aka Oona Verse. Dress for your own marriage ceremony because this could be ‘the happiest day of your life.’   

3.30pm-4.30pm | Koha

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All genders welcome. BYO wedding dress and/or veil. 
This event will happen come rain or shine! Congregate in front of City Gallery to join the procession in Civic Square. This event does not include entry to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings.

Movement and Metamorphosis: An experiential approach to some of the motifs in Hilma’s work and a guided meditation

Join a guided meditation in front of Hilma af Klint’s monumental and exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. These paintings give abstract form to the four stages of human life. In this session you will be introduced to the lemniscate form found in Hilma’s work and be guided through a meditative approach to the etheric, or life-forces, Hilma was expressing through her paintings. You will meditate on the qualitative differences between a rock, seed and plant. This experience will take place before opening hours when the Gallery is quiet. The meditation will be led by art therapist Mark Geard.

9am-10am | $20

BOOK NOW

SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY

What is a lemniscate? How is colour used in healing? Do you believe in a life beyond the visible world? What is art’s true purpose? Can art enhance your wellbeing?

Also: do you want to get married in Civic Square on February 13th? 

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SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY

9am-10am | $20

Movement and Metamorphosis: An experiential approach to some of the motifs in Hilma’s work and a guided meditation

Join a guided meditation in front of Hilma af Klint’s monumental and exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. These paintings give abstract form to the four stages of human life. In this session you will be introduced to the lemniscate form found in Hilma’s work and be guided through a meditative approach to the etheric, or life-forces, Hilma was expressing through her paintings. This experience will take place before opening hours when the Gallery is quiet. The meditation will be led by art therapist Mark Geard 

View more images >BOOK NOW

11am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

Exhibition Tour: Colour, Symbol, and Spirituality

Join Wellington based art therapist Mark Geard and artist and life-coach Emily Fletcher, both founders of Alamandria, the Art of Self-Mastery, Mindfulness and Meditation, on a special tour of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings that examines her links to Steiner, Theosophy and Anthroposophy. This tour offers an alternative lens on Hilma af Klint’s art, looking at her use of colour and symbol, and at the spiritual world evoked in her paintings.

View more images >

2pm-3pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

Panel Discussion: Art and Spirituality

What is the relationship between art and spirituality? Our panel led by chair Leafā Wilson will consider the topic and its myriad of implications in relation to the spiritualism of Hilma af Klint and her visionary Paintings for the Temple cycle. What are the experiences of artists working in a spiritual tradition today? How does a Te Ao Māori world view resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? How do other first nations world views resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? What other perspectives can we bring to art as a meaning-making enterprise?

BOOK NOW

3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

View more images >BOOK NOW

SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY

10.30am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

Musical Response and Participation: The Ten Largest

Led by Associate professor and Music therapist Sarah Hoskyns and staff, friends and students from the Music Therapy Programme at New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, the audience will be invited to create sounds in response to Hilma af Klint’s exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. Acoustic instruments will be in the gallery. This event will be attended by members of local organisations supporting disabilities and is an opportunity to deepen engagement with art. However, we also welcome and invite other audiences and whanau to participate in this unique opportunity. 

View more images >

3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

View more images >BOOK NOW

3.30pm-4.30pm | Koha

Self-love Wedding Ceremony

In honour of Hilma af Klint, we invite you to a special celebration in Te Ngākau Civic Square. Come along to a short public ‘wedding’ ceremony and take a vow to deeply commit and honour YOURSELF. This slice of homemade evangelism is an antidote to Valentine’s Day brought to you by Anna Dean and led by performance artist, Bek Coogan, aka Oona Verse. Dress for your own marriage ceremony because this could be ‘the happiest day of your life.’  

View more images >MAKE A DONATION

All genders welcome. BYO wedding dress and/or veil. 
This event will happen come rain or shine! Congregate in front of City Gallery to join the procession in Civic Square. This event does not include entry to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings.

What is a lemniscate? How is colour used in healing? Do you believe in a life beyond the visible world? What is art’s true purpose? Can art enhance your wellbeing?

Also: do you want to get married to yourself on February 13th? 

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Movement and Metamorphosis: An experiential approach to some of the motifs in Hilma’s work and a guided meditation

Join a guided meditation in front of Hilma af Klint’s monumental and exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. These paintings give abstract form to the four stages of human life. In this session you will be introduced to the lemniscate form found in Hilma’s work and be guided through a meditative approach to the etheric, or life-forces, Hilma was expressing through her paintings. This experience will take place before opening hours when the Gallery is quiet. The meditation will be led by art therapist Mark Geard.

Sat 12 Feb | 9am-10am | $20

BOOK NOW
View more images >

(SOLD OUT)

Exhibition Tour: Colour, Symbol, and Spirituality

Join Wellington based art therapist Mark Geard and artist and life-coach Emily Fletcher, both founders of Alamandria, the Art of Self-Mastery, Mindfulness and Meditation, on a special tour of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings that examines her links to Steiner, Theosophy and Anthroposophy. This tour offers an alternative lens on Hilma af Klint’s art, looking at her use of colour and symbol, and at the spiritual world evoked in her paintings.

Sat 12 Feb | 11am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

View more images >

Panel Discussion: Art and Spirituality

What is the relationship between art and spirituality? Our panel led by chair Leafā Wilson will consider the topic and its myriad of implications in relation to the spiritualism of Hilma af Klint and her visionary Paintings for the Temple cycle. What are the experiences of artists working in a spiritual tradition today? How does a Te Ao Māori world view resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? How do other first nations world views resonate with af Klint’s symbolism? What other perspectives can we bring to art as a meaning-making enterprise?

Sat 12 Feb | 2pm-3pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

BOOK NOW
View more images >

Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

Sat 12 Feb | 3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

BOOK NOW
View more images >

SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Musical Response and Participation: The Ten Largest

Led by Associate professor and Music therapist Sarah Hoskyns and staff, friends and students from the Music Therapy Programme at New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, the audience will be invited to create sounds in response to Hilma af Klint’s exuberantly colourful The Ten Largest. Acoustic instruments will be in the gallery. This event will be attended by members of local organisations supporting disabilities and is an opportunity to deepen engagement with art. However, we also welcome and invite other audiences and whanau to participate in this unique opportunity.

Sun 13 Feb | 10.30am-12pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

View more images >

Art Therapy Workshop: Messages for Humanity

In this two-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings. Each participant will explore the works in the show and make their own artwork in response. The purpose of this workshop is to connect more closely and resonantly to the vision of Hilma af Klint, who believed her work contained ‘messages for humanity.’ Led by Sandra Schmidt, an artist and art therapist, the workshop offers an open-ended and open-minded environment to consider the purpose of art.

Sun 13 Feb | 3pm-5pm | Free (with exhibition admission)

BOOK NOW
View more images >

Self-love Wedding Ceremony

In honour of Hilma af Klint, we invite you to a special celebration. Come along to a short  ‘wedding’ ceremony and take a vow to deeply commit and honour YOURSELF. This slice of homemade evangelism is an antidote to Valentine’s Day brought to you by Anna Dean and led by performance artist, Bek Coogan, aka Oona Verse. Dress for your own marriage ceremony because this could be ‘the happiest day of your life.’  Robes and smocks for event are from artist Josephine Cachemaille's studio collection 

Sun 13 Feb | 6pm-7pm 

BOOK NOW
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All genders welcome. BYO wedding dress and/or veil. This event does not include entry to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings.

(SOLD OUT)