Central Leader : January 2nd 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 4 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS $1.95 per week* SUBSCRIBE & SAVE summer It's just not a without the Sunday SAVE off the cover price 35% *For terms and conditions visit: sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe. Total subscription price is $101.40 for 12 months. To subscribe visit sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe OR call 0800 SUNDAY (786 329) IN BRIEF Nautical fun Join the Voyager Maritime Museum for its summer school holiday programme. It runs from January 7 to 20 and every day is themed differently. Among the activities are the arts and crafts Trash to Treasure day, fishing lessons and trips out on the museum's historic boats. Entry to the activities is $5 a day for Auckland residents. Accompanying adults are free. For information go to: maritimemuseum.co.nz or call 373 0812 Croquet nationals The golf croquet national championships are being held in Epsom next year. This is an opportunity to see the best in action. The championships will be held at Epsom Remuera Croquet Club, 259 Gillies Ave, and Carlton Croquet Club, 333 Manukau Rd, January 8 to 13. The terraces beside the lawns at the Epsom Remuera club provide an ideal place to watch from. Phone 630 2765 for information. Free yoga A free yoga session for community service card holders is on January 12. The class will run from 9am to 10.15am at the Yoga In Daily Life Centre, 368 Onehunga Mall Rd, Onehunga. Beginners and experienced welcome. For information phone 550 8040 or go to yogaindailylife.org.nz. Tiffany makes new rules at the gallery Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to watch a video of Tiffany Singh's recent interactive art installation in Sydney. By JESS LEE Hands on: Mt Albert artist Tiffany Singh is encouraging Auckland Art Gallery visitors to engage and become part of the creative process in her exhibition May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder. There are no velvet ropes or glass cases in sight at the Auckland Art Gallery's Cre- ative Learning Centre as Tif- fany Singh continues to push the boundaries of what is considered art. The Mt Albert artist's latest participatory exhi- bition May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder is showing until the end of next year and will give gal- lery visitors a chance to get hands-on with the work's creative process. Her form of co- authorship'' allows for the works to take on a life of their own, she says. Natural objects cast in beeswax, flowers, spices and ribbons all have a place in the installation which is the second to occupy the space since the redeveloped gallery opened last year. Over the course of the year-long installation the room itself will become part of the work as its painted walls are transformed with a different colour every two months. Ms Singh says she is unsure how people will respond to the prospect of interacting with an exhi- bition in such a formal environment. People have been taught that you don't engage with artworks in galleries,'' she says. So there will be a kind of re-education that you can pick it up, you can touch it, you can smell it, you can make it make a sound.'' The 33-year-old, who is of European, Maori, Pacific Island and Indian descent, says the underlying premise behind her work is com- munity and healing. I miss the East and the way the sacred permeates everything. Back there the spiritual is a part of daily life whereas here it's very separ- ate and you have to go some- where to enter that space.'' Gallery programme man- ager Roger Taberner says Ms Singh's use of different materials and icons in her work promote cultural inclu- sivity and understanding. This artwork will encour- age visitors to share their views and gain a new appreciation of the world around them,'' he says. Go to aucklandartgallery. com for more information.
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