The project is about your response to a base material which someone else has chosen for you. In this instance, a detachable, pre-worn shirt collar.
The collar doesn't have to remain collar-like, you might choose to rip, deconstruct it or add to it. Any medium goes; dye, stain, rivet, bury in earth, paint, stitch, print..."
By October 2013, each of the ten artists involved in this year's Group Gathering project had received a shirt collar and were given six months to consider and create their response to it. The initial brief was simple in the hope that it would allow the artists to be as free with their interpretation as possible.
This blog will give you more details about the project and the artists involved as it progresses. Please stay tuned to find out more.