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What’s On: from Pasture to paper for Artweek Auckland

As part of this year’s Artweek Auckland, which runs from October 8-16, artist Tiffany Singh is collaborating with chef of the recently opened Parnell restaurant Pasture, Ed Verner to create a body of works emphasising the ethics behind the sustainable future of food.

Tiffany Singh at work inside Pasture restaurant, Parnell 

Visually articulating the relationship between the garden and the table, artist Tiffany Singh and chef Ed Verner of Pasture restaurant in Parnell have collaborated to create artworks that translate the platform between plate and paper.  

Tiffany has exhibited work throughout New Zealand, including the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Art Festival, Govett Brewster and Papakura art gallery, as well as undertaking residencies at the McCahon House in Titirangi and the Montalvo Arts Centre in California.

International chef Ed Verner has created food at such established places as Meredith’s, SidArt, Stafford Road Wine Bar and is now co-owner of Pasture in Parnell with his wife Laura.

On October 8 at 11a.m, Tiffany and Ed will be giving a special talk at Parnell Gallery. They’ll talk about their collaboration of food and art, with Ed’s vision of seasonal menus and fresh local ingredients and Tiffany’s special creation of a series of paintings using Pasture elements.

Tiffany has taken Ed’s found and foraged organic ingredients and using organic processes, such as the Japanese Hapa-zome (leaf beating) technique to make pigments, and created a series of artworks. This art making process will explore distilling the essence of food into colour and form, mirroring the creative practices that Ed uses to design the menu.

The works will be created in Pasture so that Tiffany can work alongside the open kitchen. They will be on show during Artweek in Pasture, creating an exhibition of permaculture ethics and principles.

For more about Artweek, visit artweekauckland.co.nz

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