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I'm sorry

Object type
T-shirts

Object number
1999.0047.0004

Description
A white cotton t-shirt with black printed text which reads "I'm sorry" and "Let's walk together", and a small logo which reads "THIRD EYE / PARTNERS". The image printed on the t-shirt consists of a black footprint in a white rectangle and a white footprint in a black rectangle.

Collection name
Rosie Egyedi collection

Collection statement of significance
The Rosie Egyedi collection consists of two white cotton T-shirts, each screen printed on the front with the text 'I'm Sorry, Let's walk together' surrounding an image of both black and white footprints, and two black cotton T-shirts, each screen printed on the front with the text 'Let's walk together' surrounding an image of both black and white footprints.

These T-shirts were acquired from Rosie Egyedi, who designed and produced them in the lead up to the inaugrual National Sorry Day in 1998 . Sorry Day was an event xxxxxxx. Immediately popular, Egyedi's T-shirts became a point of identification for supporters of the cause and were purchased widely, including by many Aboriginal people. It was the challenge to 'walk together' issued by the National Indigenous Working Group on Stolen Generations that generated the idea for the T-shirt slogan.

Artist
Rosie Egyedi

Designer
Rosie Egyedi

Place made
China

Date designed
1998

Materials
Cotton cloth

Dimensions
Width: 1010mm
Height: 780mm
Depth: 10mm



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