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.
Garry Trinh is a Sydney designer and artist working in photography, video, painting and works on paper. He makes art about the uncanny, unexpected and spontaneous moments in daily life. Garry’s works offer a way of looking at the world to reveal the magic in the mundane. His Art You Can Wear T-shirt design is inspired by heavy metal rock’n’roll tour T-shirts of the 1990s and the current surreal crisis we find ourselves in due to COVID-19.