MUMA gives you the Art You Can Wear

O'Hern Tshirt Design (cropped). Courtesy of MUMA

From across the globe, artist and non-artists have responded to MUMA’s call out to put art front and centre on limited edition Art You Can Wear T‑shirts.

The ten winning submissions include artworks by Debris Facility (Aus), Kelly Doley (Aus), Alicia Frankovich (NZ), Igor Grubić (CRO), Jess Johnson (NZ/USA), Archie Moore (Aus), Tom O'Hern (Aus), Sarah Rodigari (Aus), Phil Sidney (Studio A) and Garry Trinh (Aus).

The ten limited edition T-shirts will be available for pre-sale from the MUMA Shop on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Entries were received from far and wide by artists, designers, students, teachers, kids, poets and those generally inspired to express themselves. Many responded to the conditions of the current pandemic, some used the opportunity to draw our attention to the environment, and others came from artists’ who had always wanted to design a T-shirt.

MUMA Director Charlotte Day says: “Art You Can Wear came out of our desire to connect with people across the world through a public art project that is located on the site we take with us everywhere – our bodies! We are thrilled with the community response and hope the project will be extended again through people sharing with us selfies wearing their favourite T-shirt design”.

The ten winning submissions

Some schools used the Art You Can Wear brief as an activity for students and many people took the opportunity to express themselves poetically and politically through text and visual language.

The ten designs were chosen from hundreds of entries by a panel including MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day, City of Melbourne’s Design Director Jocelyn Chiew, artist Dr Christian Thompson and Artist/Director Monash Art Projects Professor Callum Morton.

In acknowledgement of this great response and creative output, MUMA has made a GIF of all the entries to accompany this announcement. This way everyone's design gets a big audience.

The T-shirt is printed locally on Fair Wear accredited 100% organic cotton, a donation from each T‑shirt sold will be made to NAVA’s Artists’ Benevolent Fund.

More information on Art You Can Wear can be found on their website here!


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