Singhs work positions the arts as a vital contributor to health and well-being by ultilising a fine art framework. She does this by applying social practice methodology to develop creative frameworks that prioritise the sharing of artistic knowledge driven by education and wellbeing. Singh aims to sustain community and indigenous art forms, which transform women and youth into strong change-makers for sustainable poverty reduction. To mobilise the strength of small artisan communities and social resources for stronger socio-economic development at local levels. Exhibiting these works in a fine arts context allows for greater awareness at both national and international museum and gallery levels. This presents contemporary art as a medium for achieving new educational and well-being models. Applying sustainable and ongoing initiatives where both artist, institution and community can look at the positive social impact they can achieve through the arts to find unique and personal solutions driven by cathartic and therapeutic processes - Darwin Arts Festival

 

PHILOSOPHY

My intentions are to facilitate vital and necessary arts alliances between arts, health and education. Born out of the need to articulate a space where the arts, health and well-being intersect. The projects I create are located within the ‘creative well-being’ sector. A sector now used to describe the use of arts and creativity with the explicit intention of achieving health and well-being goals.

I share the common belief in the value of the arts to generate new responses to complex social and health challenges, and enrich lives by promoting the development of skills, beliefs, personal and social resources that contribute to well-being. Within this emerging policy and practice context, the work is well placed to draw together a fragmented field of practice and generate innovative and sustainable new ways of working.

The arts have significant potential to help address pressing concerns such as mental health, social inclusion, increases in ageing population, and deepening social and cultural inequalities. These projects and their outcomes feed back into research showing how social practice art engagement can connect with and contribute to the international arts and health movement. To facilitate international learning, collaborations and exhibitions to showcase how the arts and creativity are a vital part of our well-being and humanity.

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MEDIA EXCERPTS

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Fly me up to where you are was a transformational work across education open discussion well-being and community integration. The collaborative process connected participants with their ability to be creative an essential outcome for learning

Simon Bowden, The Real Value Of Art, Philanthropy New Zealand, Issue 33 2018

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Singh has used an impressive array of symbolic materials and artisanal techniques from all over the world: an eclectic selection of mineral or vegetable substances; animal body parts; valuable and valueless, permanent and transient materials—juxtaposed. To make a crude distinction about the geographic contrasts: it is contemplation and/versus supplication

John Hurrel, Collaboration Is The Future, Eye Contact, 2018

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Tiffany Singh has pioneered social practice in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Creating works that speak to the complexities of our times. She is acutely aware of the importance of inclusivity and collaborations and often describes her work as a ‘tool for social change

 Nina Tonga, Curator Pacific Art, Rituals & Wellbeing, Applause Publication Issue 23

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