Tessa Laird and Tiffany Singh talk about their battle to save a public art work Wihaan a Buddhist temple. After vandalism attacks and theft, it’s the Auckland Council that may be its death knell.
Making rainbows captured by Jonathan van der Pennen. The following is feedback from some of the schools and confirmation about why I do what i do…
‘It was great to learn more about Tiffany Singh and the holistic approach she has about her artworks. Learning about the background to her previous artworks and how it connects through to this process allows you to see how the ‘artworks’ involve and welcome the community to be a part of it. Fantastic hands on experience that allows the children to express their feelings, hopes and dreams confidentially, with the purpose and knowledge of knowing that it will be shared as part of the ‘rebuild’ of Christchurch, but end up back in the Himalayas, allowing the children to learn about another culture.
Tanya Soal Paparoa Primary School
‘It was a privilege to be involved in the Tiffany Singh teacher’s workshop. We believe that Tiffany has a unique approach to art though community involvement, which is something that we are keen to explore with the Christchurch Arts Festival. We enjoyed the balance of listening to Tiffany’s experiences and engaging with the art ourselves, giving a taste of what it will be like for our children’
Rebecca and Wendy Southbrook Primary School
‘Thanks again for the fab workshop. What I loved was getting the greater depth of understanding about the project from the artist herself. I found it interesting that the flags had served as a kind of therapy and that Tiffany could see trends in the kinds of hopes, dreams etc from students from different pockets of society’
Sue Greenwood Breens intermediate