T-shirt worlds collide as the planet’s most formidable online T-shirt force Threadless and the globe’s only T-shirt journal, T-world, combine to ‘make great together’ at aMBUSH Gallery.
The public event is an open house to view Threadless artworks, as curated by Eddie Zammit’s T-world. This will be T-world’s first event after spending several months in New York launching the current edition. “Vivid Ideas were very generous in allowing us to partner with Threadless for this ‘one night only’ event. I have a few things up my sleeve, even though I only ever wear T-shirts! Clearly you’ll see plenty of T-shirt art and I’m super keen to show off some emerging and leading Threadless talent,” Zammit says.
Threadless now boast a community of 1.8 million designers and design lovers, who post, vote on and buy unique T-shirt designs – over 1,000 are submitted each week.
According to Nickell, who is visiting Sydney for the Vivid Ideas festival to present a keynote talk, “I’ve been following T-world for quite some time and I’ve been extremely impressed by the depth and quality of the content and the journal itself. Eddie sure knows how to dig in, and puts everything he has into it. The events he puts together are unbelievably well thought out and over the top… in a good way!”
The exhibition will include 200 x Threadless T-shirts curated by T-world, 10+ featured Threadless artworks and renowned Australian illustrator Ben Brown will be painting a wall mural exclusively for the evening.
Featured Australian and New Zealand Threadless artists include David Creighton-Pester, Dan Elijah G. Fajardo, Emery Greer, Pascal Hoayek, Aaron Hogg, Yeoh Guan Hong, Simon Massey di Vallazza, Leon Ryan, Blair Sayer and Ross Zietz.
Make Great Together is on at aMBUSH Gallery Friday 8 June from 7-11pm.