Political T-shirt Exhibition at M.A.D.E Museum

Friday, January 29, 2016

The humble t-shirt, one of the most commonly worn garments in the world, has progressed into a form of personal expression. Some folk choose to wear band t-shirts, to show their appreciation for a particular musical artist or style of music. Others might opt to wear charity tees, to support causes close to their heart.   It isn't unusual for individuals to express political views by way of slogans and messages. Since the 1960’s the t-shirt has become a common vehicle for self-expression, worn as a wearable billboard. 
:: Image: Ollie Henderson, House of Riot T-shirt Cull Hate Not Sharks 2015 ::

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) in Ballarat, will present a very interesting exhibition this summer; Political T’s.

:: Barack Obama t-shirt Power of Influence - M.A.D.E ::

Friday 5 February to Sunday 10 April, see 80 interesting t-shirts on display at the museum, all of which represent historical, controversial and humorous messages. Alongside each t-shirt will be stories of their wearers and creators.

:: Keep uranium in the ground - M.A.D.E ::

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is an interesting museum in itself. It is located at the site of the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and is dedicated to democracy.

"M.A.D.E explores the powerful story of Eureka as a significant part of the struggle for peoples’ rights in Australia and around the world. M.A.D.E commemorates the pivotal role of the Stockade in shaping Australia’s democracy. This is where a group of largely young people fought injustice, and won some of the first democratic rights in the world." * made.org/about/  

Political T’s at M.A.D.E Museum demonstrates how powerful fashion can be, showing us how a political statement can be introduced into our every day, without a single word being spoken.

When: Friday 5 February – Sunday 10 April, 2016. Open 10 am – 5 pm, seven days
Where: M.A.D.E - Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South Ballarat
Entry: Ballarat locals: free. Adult $12, Children 6-15 $8, U5 free
More information: www.made.org/whats-on/

1 comment:

Urban Girl said...

love, love, love the cull hate not sharks one! : )

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