• Sonya Lacey

Sonya Lacey’s research-led practice often looks to historic reference points – moments that are anchored to a specific site, time or context. These are then interrogated and explored within a contemporary framework. As the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Visiting Artist, Lacey has spent 12 weeks on residency in Ōtepoti Dunedin producing a new body of work for the exhibition Totally Dark. As part of this process, Lacey’s research interests include circadian rhythms, labour, processes of translation and the materiality of pigments, and metals – as both a material and a conceptual framework.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artist Project supported by Creative New Zealand Toi. Aotearoa and project partner, Dunedin School of Art.

Opening Hours

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm


  • 30 The Octagon
  • Ōtepoti Dunedin