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Tiffany Singh is a New Zealand Installation based artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient cultures.

This site houses her current work.

Fair trade has always been incredibly important to me. So it is with this in mind projects like Bells Of Mindfulness are conceived. The next chapter from the San Jose Film Society explores conversations with Kara Roguly from Global Exchange California about the importance of Fair Trade & bells we sourced for the project from Indika.

"Singh sees her art practice as a way to create a bridge between marginalized communities. Arising from a deep interest in anthropology and sociology, her works engage wide publics, and frequently seek to generate awareness about social issues and concerns.”

Image details from We Are But Dust & Shadow . The painted over screen prints are from the series "Three Distinct Parts of the Shadow".  Where Laird’s prints have been offered up for sacrifice, as Singh and Orjis have added their own layers of history, creating an exquisite surface of cicatrices. The flower essence works are a new suite of works where “Singh achieves an oriental delicacy in motion with untitled works in ‘The Bloom Of Time Series’, awash with watercolours yet bursting with life." They are actually not watercolour but colour washes distilled from flower and plant materials such as rose, indigo & eucalyptus.

Melanie Roger Gallery / 9 April - 3 May 

226 JERVOIS RD, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. + 64 9 360 1151
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Dreams Of Other Worlds is a new collaborative work by Orjis and Singh speaking of serenity and escape, focused on the pleasure of making. On show at We Are But Dust & Shadow this work speaks of the mindfulness of repetition & is echoed in a collaboration with nature and the culture of the bees. As the work positions itself to reflect the words of D.K Suzuki from the book Into The light Of Things, ”To be satisfied with a little hut, a room of two or three tatami mats, like the log cabin of Thoreau”.

Melanie Roger Gallery \ 9th April - 3rd May

Details from the process of makingHuge thank you to Ross Mitchell Anyon, for his time and use of his magical wonderland of a space & Richard Orjis for his generous hospitality in hosting me while we made the suite of works. Three Distinct Parts Of A ShadowThe Night Walked Down The Sky With The Moon In Her Hand & Dreams Of Other Worlds are all works Richard and i completed in Whanganui together.

We Are All But Dust & Shadow opens tonight Melanie Roger Gallery

226 JERVOIS RD, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. + 64 9 360 1151
INFO@MELANIEROGERGALLERY.COM

Huge thank you and farewell to Lisa Hannan who is leaving Brick bay after 8 years. It was a pleasure to work with you on The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way’. We created something magical together and madean offering to the forest spirits to protect the Kauri from this devastating disease. helping visitors  to experience the work ,learn about and carry out the hygiene necessary to halt the spread of the disease which is caused by a microscopic soil-born pathogen. Both Myself and the Kauri Dieback team wish you all the best Lisa.

Working in collaboration with the bees. Dreams Of Other Worlds is a new collaborative work by Orjis and Singh speaking of serenity and escape, focused on the pleasure of making. We have worked with Canaan Honey sourcing honey comb sheets and honey comb for our new work. Its a pretty special little world in there & will be on show at We Are But Dust & Shadow next week.

A Mustard Field Of The Mind. For Singh the sacred is about samsara - the repeating cycle of life, death and rebirth & the way we engage with this reality. The ways in which we is play out our cycles rendered here literally and metaphorically in her work with concepts and materials repeated, recycled, refreshed and reformatted across installations and exhibitions.

Images from the studio i have been very grateful to share with the lovely and brilliant Richard Orjis at Tylee Cottage in Whanganui. We are working on We Are But Dust & Shadow a project where each artist has presented a new series of work, as well as working on a collaboration, Three Distinct Parts Of A Shadow. Laird’s prints have been offered up for sacrifice, as Singh and Orjis have added their own layers of history, creating an exquisite surface of cicatrices to encourage a listening  to the wisdom of rocks and grasshoppers.

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The chakras in hindu metaphysical tradition along with other eastern belief systems are points or knots, in the subtle body. They are located at the physical counterparts of the major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels. Each energetic centre has a colour associated to it, this particular colour spectrum has become a signature motif in Tiffany Singh’s practice.

Details from my new suite of work. Titled The Bloom Of Time the works consists of simple drawings extracted from natural dyes distilled at Raumati. Soaked and splattered with the mark and stains of flowing pigment. The Works will be shown in a  We Are But Dust & Shadow at Melanie Roger Gallery in April.

Having a moment of nostalgia for the Colin Mccahon Residency space. Just finished writing the report on Calling A Circle He Karanga Pae. These beautiful images were shot by Laura Forest Photography . On a day when we nourished the wall of life and death together.The results of the residency will be on show when Lopdell House reopens after major renovations later in the year. The collaborative film with Robert George and Lucy Mary Mulholland  that honours and pays respect to Anne McCahon will be premiered also. 

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The next film chapter shows the hand dying process for the thread the bells were hung from. This organic twine was naturally dyed using sun and salt to cure the colours. The twine was chosen for its natural relationship to the bark and textures of the persimmon tree whilst the 7 colours are dyed to reference colours of the chakras.