Drums Between The Bells

 Drums Between the Bells is a participatory installation by New Zealand Tiffany Singh. The installation of ribbons & bells on the Elm Tree in City Square became available for audience participation on Saturday 19 May. We now encourage those who joined Tiffany at the Elm tree on Saturday evening to share in the next evolution of the artwork. The exchange between Tiffany and those who were there was to take the string of bells from the tree on a journey to their own sacred place – then share with Tiffany and others where that place is and what it means to you. This artwork is about participation, connection and sharing, with the intention of creating an awareness of what ‘sacred’ means to different people. So show us, Melbourne: where are those bells now? Where are those spaces of this city… and possibly beyond? The next part of this art work is in the hands and hearts of those who are now engaging with these objects and ideas. Please send documentation of your bell to drumsbetweenthebells@gmail.com and follow the journey of the bells here.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this installation is no longer displayed at City Square.

About the Artist

Tiffany Singh is a New Zealand installation-based artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient cultures. Born in New Zealand of Maori, Indian and Pacific Island decent, Singh draws upon this mix of cultures studying cultural and mythological beliefs systems and patterns. Singh’s upcoming projects include: The 2012 Sydney Biennial, a residency at number 1 Shanti Road in Bangalore, India later this year and a confirmed residency at the Montalvo Arts centre in California in 2013.

Dates: 19-27 May

Location: City Square, cnr Swanston and Collins Streets (tram routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72, stop 11)

Duration: 24 hrs

Ticket prices: Free

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Warnings: Please refrain from climbing the Elm Tree




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