Published by Thames and Hudson, Slow Down, World is the much anticipated third book from the author of the highly successful The Family Hour in Australia, Tai Snaith; a timely reminder for children and adults alike to slow down, stop and appreciate the world around us.
From a fast-paced metropolis to the greener, magical places of a young girl’s imagination, Slow Down, World is a whimsical journey towards mindfulness. Charmingly illustrated and written from the heart, Tai Snaith captures the beauty of the slower things in life. Meet Tai and learn about her process though this visually stunning children’s book using clay as her medium to create the characters and scenery. By using clay it reminded Tai herself to slow down and be in the moment.
‘Hand made and heartfelt. A beautiful book that bothers to breathe.’ – Rhys Muldoon, Play School
Tai Snaith is a visual artist based in Melbourne with a practice that employs many different forms of research and materials and presents them within widely varying contexts including drawing, painting, ceramics, writing and publishing. Her work is often personal, collaborative and experimental. Tai has recently been awarded the Banyule Aquisitive prize for works on paper (2013) and Highly Commended in the Churchie Emerging Artist prize 2015 in Queensland judged by Rachel Kent of the MCA. Tai has been the recipient of local and federal government project grants and residencies including the Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo studio and the Run-way grant to travel to Berlin and the UK at the beginning of her career. In addition to practicing as an artist, she is a curator, producer and writer. Tai has shown extensively both in Australia and overseas with her work held in both private and public collections. Tai has written and illustrated four picture books to date (all published by Thames and Hudson), with ‘Slow Down World’ her most recent title (2017).