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Fly Me Up to Where You Are - Christchurch Arts Festival 2013

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Up to 2,000 primary school students from across Christchurch will participate in this beautiful work.

NZ artist Tiffany Singh, assisted by volunteers, will work in schools to develop a huge cluster of flags created by the children, expressing their hopes and dreams - one flag for themselves and one for the city of Christchurch. The flags will be stitched into strings in the manner of Tibetan prayer flags, with designs by the students interspersed with designs by the artist. The flags will then form a mass installation of colour and hope in the central city - close to the festival venue on the edge of the Arts Centre. 

What are the hopes and dreams of our children? What are their concerns for the future? Art has long been a vehicle across cultures for expressing people's dreams and prayers.  Tiffany Singh has developed a work that will extend its reach out into the communities of Christchurch, to collect and share these hopes and dreams in this large-scale public artwork. This project is free for all participants.

Help us bring fresh heart and soul to Christchurch. 

Festival director Philip Tremewan. says "You will love this large-scale community art-work which involves 2,000 Christchurch kids.  You will get huge satisfaction from seeing what it means to the students as they each make a flag to express their hopes and dreams for the future."

Artist Tiffany Singh is working from Tibetan prayer flags - both from their design and also from the way they offer up their prayers and hopes to the sky. 

When all the flags are stitched together, they will bring life and colour and hope to the desolation of the central city. Upwards of 70,000 people will see them during the Arts Festival in August / September this year.

We will be inviting you to the launch of this public art-work which we are calling "Fly Me Up to Where You are".

Get involved. With your support we can make this project happen for the kids and for the city.

And thanks to the Arts Foundations for helping us bring together support from so many people.

Fly Me Up To Where You Are was commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival and premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival 2013.

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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.

Tiffany Singh - artist


  • Tiffany Singh's Message for Christchurch


    Be sure to head to the Christchurch Art's Festival YouTube page to check out Tiffany Singh's Boosted message

Christchurch Arts Festival

We're a biennial Arts Festival in Christchurch, where we fire up winter for the city with a sparkling programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Our next Festival is 22 August - 22 September 2013. We hope you can join us!

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