This month, The Galeries, Ambush Gallery and the founder of T-world journal, Eddie Zammit, will join forces to launch a celebration of design in Sydney.
The alliance will see Sydney play host to a diverse selection of designers and artists from around the world as they come together to celebrate the “universal language of T-shirts” in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
As part of the exclusive partnership, The Galeries has commissioned six of the world’s most renowned T-shirt designers, including Sydney-based Natalie Wood, to create an original one-off design to be screen-printed live at The Galeries by Los Angeles outfit, Hit+Run on September 20 2012.
Select shoppers at The Galeries will receive a free t-shirt – screen-printed with unique designs exclusively for The Galeries by Natalie Wood, Auckland’s Nick Joblin from collective edition, Melbourne’s Brendan Elliott from Burn, Brisbane’s Jimmy Bligs from Grand Scheme, London’s Andy Wardle from AnyForty, and the Hit+Run team themselves.
Zammit, himself the owner of over 4,000 T-shirts, has also donated over 200 T-shirts from his collection to build a large scale globe installation made entirely of tees, which will hang from the ceiling of The Galeries throughout the month.
As well as the T-shirt globe installation and the live Hit+Run event, CBD workers and shoppers will also have the opportunity to visit a new Lane4 exhibition called I love T’s, curated by Zammit and Ambush Gallery.
Appearing straight off the back of the hugely popular Community Service Announcements exhibition by Jeremyville, ‘I love T’s’ at Lane4 will also feature a personal portrait and information by 10 international T-shirt labels, including Threadless’ Ross Zietz from Chicago and Mishka’s Greg Rivera from New York.
The I love T’s will be exhibition and campaign will run from from September 20 to 26 November 2012, with portraits from Auckland’s Nick Joblin (collective edition), Brisbane’s Jimmy Bligs (Grand Scheme), Chicago’s Ross Zietz (Threadless), London’s Alan Wardle (AnyForty), LA’s Mike Crivello and Brandy Flower (Hit+Run), Melbourne’s Brendan Elliott (Burn), New York’s Greg Rivera [Mishka], San Francisco’s Joshy D (Rebel8), Sydney’s own Natalie Wood (Something Else) and Umea’s Peter Lundgren (T-post).