RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Tai Snaith is a Melbourne artist, curator and writer. She has written and illustrated four picture books published by Thames and Hudson and in 2017 launched the podcast ‘A World of One’s Own’, originally hosted by ACCA, with the second season funded by The Australia Council for the Arts. Each podcast episode features Tai in conversation with women and non-binary artists. These relaxed, colloquial exchanges explore shifts and similarities that artists face in their lives and artistic practices. Together they attempt to break down the how and why of making art. They look at physical processes and how they relate to not only outcomes, but also unconscious or non-visual parallels and needs.
Tai has exhibited widely in both artist-run and commercial spaces since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. She has been awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo studio residency and numerous state and federal project grants. Tai has artwork in the NGA works on paper collection, Artbank, Banyule City art collection and numerous private collections. Tai has recently completed a 30 metre long commissioned artwork as part of the State Library of Victoria’s major redevelopment and in late 2018 she had her first solo show with Sarah Scout Presents, Collins St. Melbourne.