Hayley Theyers is a lens-based artist resident in Huia. 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 is 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”. Theyers is also known for her portraits for Phantom Billstickers’ Musicians of Aotearoa poster series, seen around the country during New Zealand Music Month. Keep up with the artist @hayleytheyers.