LAST Collective


Beth Arnold

Melanie Irwin

Katie Lee

Clare Rae

Hanna Tai


Notes on Light and Air (Shoreline Score)
Evidence of Life: MoreArt 2022
Melbourne Art Fair Project Room

Recent Work 2019-20

LIGHT: The Second LAST Collective Show 2017
The First LAST Collective Show 2016


Print set (blue stamp) 2017

Print set (black stamp) 2016

Artists’ works 

Artists’ publications


Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members Beth Arnold, Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai have come together with shared affinities among their practices and a firm belief that independent artists don’t have to work alone.

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Hanna Tai

Hanna Tai, A Device to Save Us All (From Mosquitoes, Illness, Bad Dreams, Climate Change, etc.), 2019
Mosquito netting, thread, rope; two pieces, each 107 x 1200 cm
Installation view, Monfai Cultural Centre, Chiang Mai, 2019

Hanna Tai explores how photography, video, sound and sculpture can be used to make ordinary experience seem unfamiliar. Often using humour, she unpicks her chosen media in order to understand its material and durational properties and to reveal something new about the way we see things. Recent works examine the interconnectedness between everyday situations, environments and gestures, and the bigger, less conceivable concept of climate change.

Tai holds a Master in Fine Arts, RMIT, 2007; an MA in Image and Communication (Photography), Goldsmiths College, London, 2003; and a Bachelor of Design Studies (Architecture), University of Adelaide, 1998. Exhibitions include A Device to Save Us All, Monfai Cultural Centre, Chiang Mai, 2019; CONCRETE POST 3, raum2810, Bonn, Germany, 2015; Come to Me, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2014; Massive Problems, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013–2014. She was a finalist in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney, 2016; The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, 2014; and the Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Bulgaria, 2014. Her works are held in various collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, City of Melbourne, and RMIT University.

Hanna Tai, Come to Me, 2014
Single-channel video, no sound, 5:06 mins, looped

Hanna Tai, Hands, 2015
Single-channel video, no sound, 8:06 mins, looped

Hanna Tai, Not Not Not Not (Invisible Substance), 2013
Installation view, Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
Polyester flag, 150 x 300 cm