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