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Artist Tiffany Singh invites participation over Summer


Released: 4 December 2013

Calling a Circle: He Karanga Pae

Artist in Residence Tiffany Singh

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A unique and sublime remembrance project is quietly evolving in the Artists’ Residence at McCahon House, French Bay. Members of the public are invited to participate to make their own thread of mementos to contribute to the project, which will culminate with an exhibition in the newly opened Lopdell House Gallery next year.

The studio has been transformed into a space that is tranquil with a sense of the sacred that is removed from the everyday experience. To create the environment, Tiffany Singh has applied layers of bees wax directly to the studio wall to collate and drip amongst her gathered ephemera, this wall forms the backdrop for the evolving layers of strings of remembrance made by members of the public. It is an experience not be missed, and an experience to be treasured by those that participate. All welcome.

Members of the public are invited to come into the studio to share a quiet and sacred space and to make a string of bells, flowers and other trinkets with messages to loved ones who are no longer with us. Materials are provided or you are welcome to bring additional small items. The studio opens on the occasional Sunday to coincide with the Titirangi Market Sundays. December 8th and January 26th.

Calling A Circle, is a major focus for McCahon House resident artist Tiffany Singh during her summer residency at French Bay. With Maori, Indian and Pacific ancestry, Singh's cultural diversity enables her to draw from many pools of knowledge, philosophy and mythology. Her practice to date consists largely of mixed media installations, which integrate ceremonial and ritualistic elements and invite participants to transcend cultural biases and experience a common spirituality. Many people will have enjoyed the wonderful canopy of flags installed in Aotea Square during the Auckland Arts Festival earlier this year and her installation of wooden wind chimes in Art in the Dark last year.

Participation Days
Mon 16, Wed 18, Fri 20 December,
Mon 6, Wed 8, Fri 10 January
11am – 2pm 

For more information please see the website


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