TAI SNAITH / MELBOURNE

With a pervasive playfulness and sense of absurd humour, Tai Snaith works across many materials and within widely varying sites and contexts including collage, drawing, painting, performance, installation and publishing. Her practice is often personal, collaborative and experimental and frequently includes imagery of animals and humans derived from her childhood memories and faded cultural signifiers or relics.
 
Tai has shown extensively both in Australia and overseas; and had work published in Curvy, Yen and Un magazine as well as being featured in the Street Studio book and writing and illustrating her own children's book - The Family Hour in Australia, published by Thames and Hudson in 2012. Tai has been awarded the Australia Council Tokyo studio and this year won the Banyule award for works on paper and was shortlisted for the Hutchins Art Prize, the Manning Prize, the Substation contemporary art prize, The Kisho sculpture prize and the Rick Amor drawing prize.