Join us for Squiggle Sundays
We've teamed up with renowned Australian author and artist, Tai Snaith, to launch 'Squiggle Sundays' – which will include six weeks of ‘squiggles’!
Watch as Tai gives us a preview into her wild imagination as she transforms simple lines and shapes into magical works of art.
Episode 1: Charlie
A little about Charlie: Charlie, aged 7, says her favourite subject at school is art. In Term 1, she studied Moet with her art teacher Mrs Cook and loved creating her own impressionist masterpiece. Charlie is a bit of a mermaid and is very keen to get back to her weekly swimming lessons where she can practice her favourite swimming style, breaststroke. Charlie loves fashion with her top picks at The Glen being David Jones, Seed Heritage, Cotton On Kids and Gro Kids Shoes.
Episode 2: Janet
A little about Janet: Janet is the lovely manager of our Robinsons Bookshop.
Episode 3: Amelia
A little about Amelia: Amelia is 20 years old and currently completing her second year of Fine Arts at RMIT. Amelia enjoys art through all platforms and mediums, but has a particular interest in creating abstract sculptors. Her work is often inspired by nature having grown up in the Dandenong Ranges. She spends most of her spare time at different galleries and exhibitions, but also enjoys art in other forms such as dancing, having been trained classically in ballet since she was three years old.
Episode 4: Tanya
A little about Tanya: Tanya Southey is a corporate executive, published author and local of The Glen. Her children’s adventure book, Ollie and the Starchaser , is illustrated by her daughter and subtly explores grief and loss. Tanya’s poetry collection, StreetWise , is a collaboration with London-based street photographer, Denise Smith. In both life and writing, she loves exploring human potential and the beauty in ordinary lives. For more information about Tanya, visit tanyasouthey.com.
Episode 5: Simone
A little about Simone: Simone Farrugia approaches styling with a unique viewpoint resulting from over a decade of experience working across photography, television, film and live platforms. It is her ability to bring to life a creative vision that keeps Simone in demand with clients such as Universal Music, David Jones, The Glen and countless Australian brands and personalities. Simone has been using her time in isolation to connect her passion for visual art and fashion, most recently being chosen by label Alexander McQueen as one of twenty worldwide to contribute her art piece to the notable McQueen Creators Campaign.
Episode 6: Martin
A little about Martin: Martin has been a member of The Glen Walking Group for five years, commencing in 2015. Martin is a man that never stops. His days are filled with activities, most of those being very active, with martial arts being at the top of his list. Don’t get in the way of any of those high kicks because he would give Bruce Lee a run for his money! Martin is kind and generous with his time, and always willing to help those around him. Whether that for be those in need or a bit of fun teaching The Glen Walking Group interesting hand-eye coordination games.
Tai Snaith is an artist, author and broadcaster. She has written and illustrated five books – her latest book, You Might Find Yourself, was released in 2019 with Thames and Hudson publishers.
Tai also facilitates and records conversations with other artists and runs (and now records) workshops for kids and generally revels in creativity and life. She also creates large public artworks – recently completing a 30-metre wall of books for the State Library of Victoria, which was shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards in London in 2019.
Tai has two boys, a hound, a cat and a lizard and lives on Wurrundjeri land on the banks of the Merri Creek in Melbourne’s inner north.
Find her on Instagram:@taisnaith_books
Buy her books: Tai's award-winning children’s books including; The Family Hour , Slow Down World and You Might Find Yourself can be ordered from Robinsons Bookshop (Ground Floor near the Food Gallery).