With the current closure of galleries, museums and public art spaces, this is the time to get art out, about, and onto the site we take with us everywhere—our own bodies.

Putting art front and centre, Art You Can Wear invites submissions from artists and non-artists worldwide for designs that will be printed on a limited edition run of T‑shirts.

Printed locally on Fair Wear accredited 100% organic cotton, a donation from each T‑shirt sold will be made to NAVA’s Artists’ Benevolent Fund and the ten selected submissions will receive a fee of AUD $1,500.

Entries will be assessed by a panel including:
Charlotte Day (Director, MUMA);
Christian Thompson (artist);
Jocelyn Chiew (Director – City Design, City of Melbourne);
Callum Morton (artist and Director, Monash Art Projects, Monash University).

The design must be a single colour print. Entrants can submit one design only, and are encouraged to select a T‑shirt colour to complement the work. Entries must be the copyright of the artist.

Download design specifications here.

The limited edition Art You Can Wear T‑shirts will be sold through the MUMA Shop and selected art retailers.

Let’s put art where the heart is.

Upload your submission here.

Submissions close 7 June 2020 AEST 11.59 pm.

You are welcome to submit your design in an alternative format that is accessible to you. Contact MUMA to discuss your access requirements on or +61 3 9905 4217.

Megan Cope
Weelam Ngalut (Our Place)

This instalment of MUMA ONLINE features a new video resource relating to Quandamooka artist Megan Cope’s public artwork, Weelam Ngalut (Our Place), 2018–19. Located on Monash University’s Clayton campus, this site-specific installation of bronze, brass, gold leaf and tiles welcomes visitors onto the Country of the people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land and waterways upon which we meet, teach and learn at Monash University.

Megan’s artwork includes three elements: leaf imprints from different eucalypt trees connected to the five clans of the Kulin Nation (the Boon Wurrung, Wurundjeri, Taungurung, Wadawurrung/Wathaurong and Dja Dja Wurrung peoples); a cast-bronze sculpture of an important tarnuk (a vessel used for holding water and smoking ceremonies) that is held in the First Peoples collection of Museums Victoria; and inlaid words and phrases in twenty Indigenous languages from across Australia, which were shared with the artist by Indigenous staff and students at Monash University, as well as by colleagues and friends.

This artwork relates to ceremonies of cleansing and welcome, the sharing of culture and the responsibility that coming onto Country entails—to respect the land and waterways, the children, and the lores, values and customs protected by the Kulin creator Bunjil.

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The MUMA ONLINE design identity draws on the formal parameters of standard screen resolution and two-point perspective to suggest an exchange of both physical and online pages. Design: Ella Sutherland

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MUMA acknowledges the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation on whose lands Monash University is located. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and celebrate the rich, ancient and continuing art cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

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