Hayley Theyers is a lens-based artist resident in Huia, in the Waitakere Ranges.
Her art draws from the collective unconscious familiar to us from dreams. Knowing life in the shadows, she has learned to bring in light, which illuminates the unseen, sometimes creating new and deeper shadows.
She has been represented by Black Asterisk gallery where she has had two solo shows,"I too have been to Arcadia" (2016) and "In the dark we are without her Empress light" (2019), of which PhotoForum's Nina Seja praised her work's "ability to suggest a larger story beyond the frame".
She curated “The Lovers” at Black Asterisk in 2019, and more recently “Made” in Huia 2020, and has also participated in many other group shows including “The Art of Death” at Highwic House in 2019, and her most recent show “Communicating Vessels”, shown at Photospace Gallery in May 2021.
Theyers is also known for her portraits for Phantom Billstickers' Musicians ofAotearoa poster series, which were displayed around the country during New Zealand Music Month 2017-19.
The works that Hayley is exhibiting at Still Life | Wild Places are available to purchase.
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