With the current closure of galleries, museums and public art spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the time to get art out, about and onto the site we take with us everywhere—our bodies.
Putting art front and centre, Art You Can Wear invited submissions from artists and non-artists worldwide for designs that have been printed on a limited edition run of T-shirts. Ten winning 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 of Monash Art Projects Professor Callum Morton.
Archie Moore is a Kamilaroi artist based in Brisbane who works across different media to portray self and national histories. According to the artist: ‘Paying your respects to traditional owners of these lands most times seems a token gesture that doesn’t do anything to advance any movement towards mutual respect or reconciliation. How is this respect paid? Is it just a veiled disclaimer or a loophole? In any case, you have nothing to lose and I have nothing to gain with these words.’