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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.

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. 

Last few days to view We Are But Dust & Shadow. Three very different artists - TESSA LAIRD, RICHARD ORJIS and TIFFANY SINGH - weave their practices together in an attempt to find beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature.  These works are made from a desire to embrace natural cycles, accepting growth, decay and death. Each artist employs different mediums, methodology and material. The result is a visual riot of colour and different ideaologies. A must-see for local culture vultures, the exhibition entitled ‘We Are But Dust and Shadow’ boasts entirely new work from each of the three artists, as well as a collaborative piece entitled ‘Three Distinct Parts of a Shadow.’- Denizen

Melanie Roger Gallery / 9th April - 3 May

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cleobarnett:

Hello from the Moon

With a few of my favourite things, backyard shoot under the stars. 

cleobarnett:

Hello from the Moon

With a few of my favourite things, backyard shoot under the stars. 

Orjis & Singh’s The Night Walked Down The Sky With The Moon In Her Hand’ Moon jar installation shown as a part of We Are But Dust & Shadow. This work speaks of the two halves on imperfection, vessels to talk with the ancestors. Bearing fruits and containing presence, imbued with a romantic sense of simplicity. As Orjis explains, “The circular nature of things fascinates me – life, death and rebirth, the changing of seasons; action and reactions.”

226 JERVOIS RD, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. + 64 9 360 1151
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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
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