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Indian-origin artist Tiffany Singh's work displayed in New Zealand

Indian origin artist Tiffany Singh s work displayed in New Zealand pardesi news 1459247717

Auckland's Fo Guang Shan Temple and Malcolm Smith Gallery, in New Zealand is hosting a multi-sensory exhibition, 'Mahabhuta: The Great Element'

New Zealand Auckland's Fo Guang Shan Temple and Malcolm Smith Gallery, is hosting a multi-sensory exhibition, 'Mahabhuta: The Great Element', showcasing around 12 artistic works revolving on the artist’s understanding of ‘Buddhism’. 

The exhibition will take place from September 27 to November 19, displaying the artistic work of Ms. Tiffany Singh. The artist is of Indian, Maori, Pacific Island and Pakeha decent, and is currently based in Auckland. The coming together of such diverse cultures and global-views is evident in her artistic practice. Her signature work includes an installation consisting of around 900 ribbons with the ‘Buddha healing mantra’ written on each of them. 

The 37-year-old artist said that she has grown-up without having any influence from her ethnicity. However, a trip to India brought her closer to the eastern philosophy, of Hinduism and Buddhism. The trip has encouraged her to understand, “how the process of art making can be a tool for education, empowerment and to generate dialogue around social issues", Ms. Singh was quoted as saying. The title of the exhibition, Mahabhuta, is a Sanskrit term which translates to "the great natural element”. 

Ms. Singh has reportedly sourced all the materials such as “flowers, foods and colours” for her art works from the nature. 

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