Photo by Sarah Gardan.
Tai Snaith is a multidisciplinary artist—plus curator, writer and producer—from Melbourne who creates playful, collaborative and experimental work. Initially known for her sentimental illustrations of ‘forgotten’ objects, Tai now works with many diverse canvases: multimedia collages, custom Gorman sneakers, and even an elaborately styled, very fashionable horse. Since 2005 she has won and made the shortlist for numerous arts awards and grants—including the 2009 Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo residency and the 2013 Banyule Acquisitive award for works on paper—and currently sits on the board of c3 contemporary art space at the Abbotsford Convent. Tai has written for Art & Australia, Architecture Australia and Yen, and her children’s books—The Family Hour and Sticks and Stones, Animal Homes—are published by Thames and Hudson.