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Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings opens tomorrow

June 12, 2021 Attraction No Comments

Visitors and Sydneysiders will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 120 artworks created by one of the world’s leading visionary artists from tomorrow.The Art Gallery of New South Wales will present Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings through to 19 September 2021, with support from the NSW Government through Destination NSW. The exhibition is presented with the cooperation of The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm in association with Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the opening of the Australian exclusive was an important milestone and an exciting feature of the state’s cultural calendar.

“We are very proud to be supporting the Art Gallery of New South Wales to host thestate’s very f irst international art exhibition at a State gallery since the onset of the pandemic, and it is a sign that Sydney and NSW is moving forward, we’re open for business and welcoming visitors to enjoy our city’s cultural offerings and hospitality,” Mr Ayres said.
“Investing in world-class events is a key pillar in achieving the NSW Government’s goal for NSW to be the premier visitor economy in the Asia Pacific, and Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings will play an important role in attracting visitors and Sydneysiders to the heart of our Harbour City.

“It’s no small feat to stage an international exhibition of this calibre in the current context, but it is hugely worthwhile. This must-see exhibition will bring radiant colour and inspiration to Sydney this winter and be the envy of other cities globally.”

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings brings these works to the Asia-Pacific region for the first time. The exhibition presents over 120 works, from early drawings to the artist’s monumental paintings, late watercolours and notebooks. Spanning more than four decades of the artist’s practice, this comprehensive exhibition includes works ranging from the 1890s to 1941.

The exhibition is curated by independent curator Sue Cramer and was developed in collaboration with Art Gallery of New South Wales senior curator of modern and contemporary international art Nicholas Chambers.

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