Sacred Country 2

Stay in touch

Sign up for Gallery news and special offers.

Sign up today!

  • What's On .
  • News .
  • Yellow Big Day Art celebrates new exhibition at Creative Learning Centre

Yellow Big Day Art celebrates new exhibition at Creative Learning Centre

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's popular Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre reopens on Saturday 15 December with a new exhibition.

Tiffany Singh, Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers (detail), 2012, courtesy of the artist

Overview

New Zealand artist Tiffany Singh's May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder will be the second installation to occupy the space since the redeveloped Gallery opened in September last year.

May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder explores and celebrates colour and its various cultural, spiritual and environmental associations. It features two works: Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers and The Direction of Sunbeams.

'Tiffany Singh uses different materials and icons in her work to promote cultural inclusivity and understanding', says Roger Taberner, Learning Programme Manager. 'It is her hope that this artwork will encourage visitors to share their views and gain a new appreciation of the world around them.'

Visitors are encouraged to experiment and participate in the creative process through a series of hands-on activities inspired by the artworks. They are also invited to share their thoughts in response to the experience.

A free Big Day Art celebrates the reopening of the Creative Learning Centre and the start of summer with performances of dance, music and song and a focus on the colour yellow.

There will also be drop-ins for visitors to create their own artwork, including an opportunity to create alongside Tiffany Singh and contribute to one of her art installations. Visitors are encouraged to wear yellow to welcome the season and join the fun.

The Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre provides a free place for people of all ages to explore ideas in art, through the work of a  contemporary artist. Visitors can drop by any time during Gallery hours to learn, play and create.

More than 127,000 people visited the Creative Learning Centre in its first year. Its inaugural exhibition was Gazillion Swirl! Te Mahi Toi o Reuben Paterson by New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson.

Image credit: Tiffany Singh, Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers (detail), 2012, courtesy of the artist



For media information, please contact:

Tae Allison
Communications Coordinator
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
P +64 9 307 7706
M +64 27 291 9953
E tae.allison@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

Related Events

  • Tiffany Singh, Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers (detail), 2012, courtesy of the artist

    Dec152012

    Big Day Art

    Celebrate the start of summer and the reopening of the Creative Learning Centre.

Related Articles

Visit Us

Open daily 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland City

Read more