Show Pony is the pseudonym of artist and sign-maker Meg Tait.

Inspired by a long-term fascination with words, fonts, fairgrounds (and a touch of kitsch), Show Pony creates illuminated artworks & fairground-inspired signs, often embellished with gold and fitted with lightbulbs. Alongside these are typographic prints, and painted cut-outs featuring icons of popular-culture.

Self-identifying as a ‘word clown’, Tait graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art whilst suspended from the ceiling in a horse costume, under the title ‘Well Hung’. This playful use of words has carried through into her practice as Show Pony.

Show Pony lives in St-Leonards-on-Sea with her wife and their two young sons.

Practicing member of art collective Babes In Arms.

Founding Co at Holly & Co.

Represented by East Art Gallery, London and Paxton+Glew, Brighton.

Exhibitions and projects include:

2024. Group show, ‘Love Letters’. Paxton+Glew, Brighton

2024. Group show, ‘All We Have Time For’. Bus Stop Studios, St-Leonards-on-Sea

2023. Group show, Winter Exhibition. Paxton+Glew, Brighton

2023. Bottle Alley Art Market, with Babes In Arms collective. St-Leonards-on-Sea

2023. Collaboration with Diana Rikasari. ‘TOGETHER’

2023. Group show ‘Pride and Joy’. Paxton+Glew, Brighton

2023. Group show ‘Carnival of colour’. Arteria, Lancaster

2023. Group show. Hastings Contemporary, Hastings

2023. Group show ‘Women of Mass Distraction’. Stella Dore Gallery, St-Leonards-on-Sea

2022-23. Group show with Babes in Arms Collective. De La War Pavillion, Bexhill

2022. Dynamite Art Fair 2.0, London

2022. Artist feature, Bloom&Folk Magazine (print)

2020. ‘Hero-piece’, commissioned by Not On The Highstreet for Youtube

2019. Commission for James Martin’s Saturday Morning Show, by ITV

2018. Group show. Dynamite Gallery, Brighton

2018. Commission by Mighty Hoopla Festival, for Guilty Pleasures

2018. Artist feature, Caboodle Magazine (print)

2017. Collaboration in print ‘a bigger splash’, with Caboodle Magazine

2017. Artist feature, She Is Fierce Magazine (print)

2017. Group show. OXO Tower, London

2016. Solo show. STAN Gallery, Margate

To discuss a project or commission a bespoke piece:

Email – [email protected]

Instagram – @meg.tait_showpony

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All designs are copyright © Meg Tait, Show Pony