WED 02 . MAY . 2012 6PM
‘LOVED BUT NOT LOST’
AN EXHIBITION OF RARE T-SHIRT GRAPHICS
As far back as the early 50’s, Miami based Tropix Togs used aquired lisencing rights from Disney to screen print graphic adorned garments featuring Mickey Mouse and Davey Crocket. This moment in fashion history paved the way for a desire to use T-shirt graphics to express Individuality.
T-shirt’s are a part of our everyday, their graphics are reflections of certain periods in time and have power to unlock lost memories. For These contributors discarding a stained, shredded moth eaten piece of fabric with a cracked graphic is an emotional parting. For them it is often easier to ignore its age by preserving it in a bottom drawer, than potentially lose the memories it holds.
‘Loved But Not Lost’ will show case over 50 rare t-shirts loaned for display from some of sydney’s most enthusiastic collectors.
THE TATE @ THE TOXTETH, 345 GLEBE PT ROAD, GLEBE, SYDNEY CITY
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUN 06 . MAY . 2012