2014 Project Brief: The Shirt Collar Project

"This, the inaugural Group Gathering project challenge, is about your response to a base material which someone else has chosen for you. In this instance, a detachable, pre-worn shirt collar. 

It is not essential that the collar remains as a collar, you might choose to 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 the 2014 Group Gathering project had received either a white or a blue vintage 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.