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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-shirts 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 showcase over 50 rare t-shirts loaned for display from some of Sydney’s most enthusiastic collectors including Marty Routledge, Chris Loutfy, Daniel Farrell, Numskull, 10K, Sami Stewart and James Jirat Patradoon.

Loved But Not Lost
The Tate @ The Toxteth
345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe
Opens 02 May (6pm)
Until 06 May