The Social Outfit's 2017 Digital Print Project involved working with young people from the new migrant and refugee community in Merrylands and surrounding suburbs, developing artwork together for a collaborative print design. During a six week period, participants worked with The Social Outfit to create a folio of small artworks, exploring their own interpretations of abstract self portraits, and showcasing new skills through painting, drawing, and paper weaving. At the end of the six weeks, these pieces were collaged into individual artworks, with multiple elements coming together into the collaborative Merrylands print design.
The Merrylands print will debut on garments, accessories, homewares, and stationery as part of Kaleido-cloth, The Social Outfit's Spring/Summer 2018 collection. All pieces are available to purchase in store and online.
In celebration of this exciting collaboration and the creativity behind it, participants' collaged artworks are currently exhibited at The Social Outfit, alongside the collaborative print each one contributed to!