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THURS 17 JUNE, 12.00 – 1.00 PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN  


Sonya Lacey

Artist Talk

Working across video, installation and performance, my practice is often concerned with systems of communication and the social scenarios they give rise to. A body of work will often begin with fact but end as fiction, for example, an interest in a particular situation (eg, a designer, a typeface or a site) may spark the initial idea, but the idiosyncratic process of making and remaking the work sees the real become inseparable from the imagined. 

My talk for the DSA students will give an overview of some recent projects as well as taking a look back at some of the work I made during art school and my involvement with Newcall Gallery – an artist run space, studio collective and occasional publishing imprint that ran 2008–2010.

 

Sonya Lacey is the current Dunedin Public Art Gallery artist in residence. Her exhibition Weekend is nominated for the Walters Prize and is currently showing at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T¯amaki. She has exhibited throughout New Zealand at galleries including Artspace, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, The Dowse Art Museum and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Her video By Sea has been extensively screened internationally including at the London International Film Festival and her work was recently included in the Singapore Festival of Moving Image: State of Motion 2020. She currently sits on the board for Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa.

 


Published on 11 Jun 2021

Orderdate: 11 Jun 2021
Expiry: 18 Jun 2021