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Hilma af Klint – Pioneer of Abstraction – GI 23 087 (Face to Face)

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7 February 2024 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 7 February 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£21.00 – £25.50
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GI 23 087
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


More than a century ago, the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created enigmatic, pioneering paintings that resulted in a new form of abstraction. These works were at once monumental and colourful. Af Klint was often inspired by the forms of the natural world and her paintings became an expression of her intellectual ability and spiritual quest. Although Af Klint predated Kandinsky, she believed that the world was not ready for her art and instructed that her work only be exhibited 20 years after her death.


Hilma af Klint’s works on display at Tate Modern, London, April 2023.Credit: Shutterstock


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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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