T-SHIRT PROJECT | Pilbara Fashion Festival

Pilbara Fashion Festival – T-Shirt Project

The Junction Co., managers of the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery+Studio, are hosting the 2021 Pilbara Fashion Festival (26 March – 28 May) to provide opportunities of learning and engagement for our regional community. The theme of the festival is consumption and renewal, with feature exhibitions, markets, workshops and a final community gala runway event.

T-Shirt Project Opportunity

As part of the Pilbara Fashion Festival’s Maker’s Market, a large scale public art installation will highlight the festival’s theme, whilst giving the participants an opportunity to be part of a dynamic project.

The Junction Co are seeking the youth of the Pilbara to manipulate a T-shirt, using two different dyeing and colouring techniques, to create a unique pattern on each garment. The vision is to create a mass number of T-shirts for the installation, which will be showcased in proximity to the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery+Studio.

Project Proposal

School’s are invited to book their students into a session with Project artist and facilitator, Jane McGowan. She will guide the students to learn about the chosen dyeing and colouring technique, and each student will manipulate and upcycle a plain Tshirt garment. This project provides an opportunity for students to better understand place, and their footprint on this land. The group are given an opportunity to talk about connections, colours and their impact on the environment.

If you’re a school or teacher wanting to participate, email with your completed booking form.