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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.

Its a special work for me this one. Sayapatri-100 Layersis a work that focuses on the life-giving force of Mother Earth / Papatuanuku. Rendered over my 2 month residency at KCAC. The process is to honour the monsoon season in Nepal. The artwork is constructed of local Nepalese materials associated to ceremony & ritual, collected daily with monsoon rain. The evolution & physical growth of the artwork through both artist and audience participation hopes to emulate the energy associated to the life cycle of the healing, cleansing abundance of the monsoons fertility. 

Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightning In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream. Siddartha Art Gallery August 1st.

In the rice-paddy at Kirtipur City. We have all been waiting for the fertile waters of the monsoon rains to bless us. They are already two weeks late & far to scarce for comfort. It is very stressful for those whose livelihood depends on the pure waters that gather at the great mountains above us. We gave thanks today, as we worked in the fields. I learnt many a thing about rice and life.

-A part of the process for the artwork Sayapatri - 100 Layers. A work which references the ceremonies & rituals, deeply embedded in the Indic tradition along with the many other wisdom traditions around fertility, abundance & the sacred feminine. 

Flowers picked from Kirtipur on the edges of the rice paddies. The flowers and their pigments have been transferred to the paper using the traditional Japanese hapazome technique. The flowers and their colours will create the ground for the drawings for Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream. As a butter lamp becomes a source of meditation. Rendering a life cycle of destruction & creation of drawing a lamp everyday then submitting the work to the rains. 

Opens Siddartha Gallery August 1st Bijulibazar Rd, Kathmandu, Nepal

Designing the new work for the Esplanade, we will be putting up the show in Singapore in September. I feel privileged to be chosen to show alongside amazing contemporary asian artists such as Su-Chen Hung and Marine Ky. These images show the concept design of the work, and the 2 sites i will be installing in as well as a couple of hello Singapore shots. It was a whirlwind site visit, looking forward to being back to install the work in September.

New work is progressing nicely. Its a meditation in and of itself. The exhibition with be at Siddhartha Gallery on the 1st of August. the show will be titled Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream and will feature drawing, film and installation. 

The making of Sayapatri meaning 100 layers. This was shot in the KCAC residency by fellow artist in residence Subash Thebe. It is another labour intensive work, focused on the repeating the healing medicine buddha mantra. The work also honours the monsoon season, fertility, offering and of course ritual. Huge thank you to Subash for this beautiful capture.

Painting the wind chimes for From The Ground Up. A permanent work for the Hobsonville Land Company which will be installed next month. Four chime gates that honouring the old runway site. The gates will support the chimes painted by the local students. The chimes will change every six months to reveal the colour spectrum. 

Details from Patan Durbur Square where my studio is inside the Ancient Royal Palace where Malla Kings of Laitpur once resided. Patan is one of the oldest known Buddhist Cities and is alive with the sound of bells and prayer. Its a inspiring place to be making a new work on the KCAC residency

Distilled with natural dyes of; indigo, coprosma, marigold, tanekaha, blackberry, raurekau, eucalyptus, cochineal, rosemary & rose to extract my particular colour spectrum. A3 works on paper with hapa-zome. An ancient Japanese technique that transfers the natural pigment of flowers, taught to me by natural dye sensai Deb Donnelly. Available at Melanie Roger Gallery from We Are But Dust & Shadow.

Seeds of new work. Drawing on Shamanic and Buddhist tradition this work focuses on healing through the practice of prayer, meditation and mantra. The work will honour the monsoon season in `Nepal. As the first rains will fall whilst I’m on the Kathmandhu Contemporary Art Centre Residency. The collected rainwater will become a central aspect of the artwork. 

Thank you Bali. Time to rest and recharge. Spent most of my time in the temples. Soaking up the offerings and getting inspired for new work. So good for the soul to be back in a place were temples, offering and ritual are a daily practice.  

Creating fairer and more sustainable conditions for trade in the developing world is a pressing global concern. As Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Manager Kara Roguly states, “Fair Trade provides the opportunity for conscious consumption rooted in the celebration of craftsmanship; the enforcement of workers’ rights; and the empowerment of artisans and farmers around the world. Fair Trade stores generate income for thousands of artisans and their families, offering consumers the opportunity to learn about and connect to the producers while putting their money where their values are. At the origin of every Fair Trade product is a story of preserving culture, supporting community and sustaining the planet. I was lucky to be able to experience Bells of Mindfulness. Tiffany’s installation created a space that inspires and cerebrates culture, community, and sustainability.”

Director of Indika, Farinaz Wadia, states “Indika is an idea that grew out of our love of India’s creative traditions and our interest in social welfare. We are connected with a handful of organizations around India that work to bring employment to artisans and keep traditional skills alive. These organizations are focused on ecological awareness and self-sustainability. In the face of harsh climates and natural disasters, their work pushes boundaries socially, economically, and technologically. The unique nature of their lives can be felt in the things they produce. Part of our philosophy involves buying what is offered for sale - never dictating to the artisans what should be produced for the western market. You will find that the items we offer have a distinctive quality. We feel this is due to the fact that they are created in an environment so completely different from ours - in this lies their beauty.”

Behind the scenes of From The Ground Up. This artwork aims to generate a community based initiative that responds to the past, present and future vision of the Hobsonville Land Company. The artwork will generate a sound based colour spectrum made by in collaboration with the primary school children of the Hobsonville Point School.

Starting to get excited about my upcoming adventures. I’m heading back home to India again, starting with a residency in Nepal at the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre  & finishing with a exhibition at the Esplanade in Singapore. The East will always have her pull, its ten years since i lived in India and was overwhelmed by her spirit. Cant wait to feel that Himalayan magic again.