NGV Studio presents Melbourne’s T-shirt culture; “TEES” a collection of t-shirts exhibited to emphasis the fantastic graphics of t-shirts from around the globe. Eddie Zammit could be classified as a T-shirt hunter; ‘I have enough tees to wear one a day for over a decade’, alone he owns over 4000 of them. Zammit’s T-shirts (some of them) are on current exhibition at NGV as a collaboration of Just Another, NGV Studio and T-world and Featuring photography by Nicole Reed. The Tee’s include work of some of Melbourne’s most influential artists, brands and designers, work that demonstrate the power of the city’s T-shirt past.
Signal 37’s curator’s team visited NGV studio space yesterday to learn more about Melbourne’s T-shirt culture and the art in itself of curating an Exhibition. NGV Curator Debra showed our team the space and explained the process of curating; the permissions and grants that need to be gained, the planning, the creativity and the putting together. Just to make the initial promotion volunteers added Tee’s to milk crates, formed the word TEES and literally carried the word around Melbourne (see photo below, no Photoshop required). I’d strongly advise visiting the exhibition before it closes on February 17th.
Had coffee with Elizabeth Wheeler today at her house; a nine star energy rating house that uses about a quarter of the energy the average house does. Solar power, 3kw grid connected photovoltaic system, rainwater tanks, passive temperature control, up-cycled materials, veg garden, doubled glassed windows, breeze paths, enviro friendly paint, lights, everything. basically a closed circuit house. Most thought out piece of design I’ve seen in a while and an amazing experience to see it for myself.