With a nod to Virginia Woolf’s essay ‘A Room of One’s Own’ from 1929, artist Tai Snaith has conducted a series of conversations with mid-career and emerging women and non-binary artists whom she admires. 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, not only to outcomes, but also connect to the unconscious or non-visual parallels and needs in our lives.
Notions such as self-doubt, control, meaning, shame, risk, parenthood and radicalism are some of the rich topics covered. The work is part of an ongoing project which began in 2017 at ACCA and this year sees Snaith using these sessions as a springboard or starting point for further studio-based work, of which the first iteration will be shown at Sarah Scout Presents in October 2018.
The project is supported by The Australia Council for the Arts.
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This podcast was originally called A World of Her Own, and was part of the exhibition Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
For more information about Season 1, visit the ACCA website, or you can listen to the episodes below.