Fly Me Up To Where You Are is hands-on conceptual art project from New Zealand artist Tiffany Singh that seeks to inspire and empower young people.
Primary, middle and high school aged children from all over Darwin are being invited to create one of 5,000 unique dream flags. Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags, each dream flag contains an image or message expressing the students’ own thoughts, hopes and dreams for the future. These flags will be created in schools during the 2020 Festival and will then be hung together and displayed in a large-scale community art installation in as part of the 2021 Darwin Festival.
Thought-provoking and inspiring artistic experiences stimulate creative conversations and leave lasting impressions on young minds. In a year where Darwin Festival cannot involve schools in the same way as usual, we are committed to finding alternative and exciting projects to engage young people in the Festival program. Fly Me Up To Where You Are is the perfect fit. This Education Resource provides a framework for active learning by sharing and addressing personal and global concerns. This process is aimed at igniting enthusiasm and responsibility in our younger generations for their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their communities and the world they have the potential to create.
Fly Me Up To Where You Are is a celebration of young people in the Northern Territory. We want them to feel empowered through this project, particularly those students who are from low socio-economic communities. We hope that it offers an opportunity for young people to voice their opinions and ideas in a highly visible public forum.
- Felix Perval Artistic Director Darwin Festival