Tai Snaith has a multifaceted practice working as an artist, curator, producer and writer.
Honesty, absurdity and animism heavily influence her artwork and ideas alongside a recurring focus on collaboration and experimentation.
Drawing, painting, collage and illustration;
Tai creates 2d images with a variety of different mediums including ink, pencil, pen, gouche and watercolour on paper, found paper and wood and found images from books, manuals, etc. Her illustrations have been published widely online and in various magazines and used for a number of covers and cards. Tai’s illustrative work was published in Street/Studio through Thames and Hudson released 2010 and Tai’s first illustrated children’s book ‘The Family Hour in Australia’ was published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson.Tai’s drawing practice often extends to larger three dimensional, spacial ideas and concepts.
Tai performs with fellow artist Narinda Reeders in a duo called The Hit & Miss (www.hitandmiss.me). Together they practise the long lost art genre of Tableau Vivant, in which they create installations with their own bodies as the main element. The end result is a real-life, site specific, still image. Often their work explores the ideas of mortality, consumerism, symmetry, femininity and the absurd.
Tai currently works as an independant curator and producer. Having worked for the Next Wave Festival, The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, The Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Emerging Writers festival. As a producer Tai usually works collaboratively curating and producing large site specific projects with fellow artists. Some of her other large scale curated projects include ‘Rich Text’ at Storey Hall , ‘House Proud’ for Next wave and before that ‘New Ruins’ in the former City Watch House Jail for the Commonwealth games cultural program.
Tai conducts a regular review on Melbourne Radio station Triple R (102.7fm) as part of the Smart Arts program on Thursdays. She also writes for various art and design magazines including Artichoke, Houses magazine, Architecture Australia and UN magazine.
- 2013 Sweet Obsolete
- 2012 Collaboration, Helen Gory Galerie
- 2012 The Family Hour Drawing workshops
- 2012 Feminage. The logic of feminist collage, The Cross Arts Projects
- 2012 Why I Eyes Ya', Craft Victoria
- 2012 Woman Vs Wild: Tai Snaith , West Space
- 2011 100, Langford 120
- 2010 Rendezvous in Wrongtown
- 2010 SUB12 series one, The Substation
- 2010 The High Life
- 2008 Heads or Tales