Overview, Images
Tai Snaith + Matilda Davis, 2024. Courtesy the artists.

Time of the Signs

Tai Snaith, Matilda Davis

3–27 Jul 2024

Time of the Signs sees mid-career Melbourne artists Tai Snaith and Matilda Davis come together to create a veritable visual compost of the layers of one’s psyche in symbols - melting them down with metabolic ingenuity in a big pot of brand loyalty well past its use-by date. Both artists working in parallel with clay, found objects and oil painting to create a dense and visually arresting collection of new work celebrating the intersection of Semiotics, Surrealism and Illustration.


Davis and Snaith present a dense and visually arresting collection of new work celebrating the intersection of Semiotics, Surrealism and Illustration. Symbols and signs come together through two artists’ hands to create a grand, strange narrative.

Taking their cues from nature, culture and science; the ‘wood wide web‘, astrophysics, psychoanalysis  and a long history of other artists and scientists’ valiant attempts at dissolving the structures of the self. With visual references that range from nature’s timeless icons such as seashells and expressions of Fibonacci spirals to old English and pagan cultural references like the The Green Man and iron keys and more recent symbols of western mythologies like the Loch Ness monster and the wicked stepmother.

These two established mid-career Melbourne artists create a veritable visual compost of the layers of one’s psyche in symbols - melting them down with metabolic ingenuity in a big pot of brand loyalty well past its use-by date.  The end result sees both artists working with clay, found objects and oil painting to create a satisfying series of visual riddles, guaranteed to leave audiences questioning signs and symbols in every aspect of their lives - agreeing that beauty is indeed one step away from entropy.

Onsite, Exhibition
Opening : 3 Jul 2024, 8am–10am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.


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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.