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T-Shirt - 'Fuck On, We're Empty', Teale, circa 2009 Reg. No: HT 23655
- Teale t-shirt designed by leakeg, circa 2009. The t-shirt features a white printed map of Australia with the slogan 'Fuck On We're Empty'. This T-shirt is an example of individual designers' and artists' efforts to counteract racism and discrimination in Australian society through the sale of anti-racist memorabilia through an independent website for exhibiting art, design and photography, called Red Bubble.
The slogan 'Fuck on we're empty' was created as a counterpoint to the racist slogans stating that Australia is 'full', especially the slogan 'Fuck off we're full' which was developed and used following the Cronulla riots of 2005. This t-shirt counteracts the racist slogan by carefully imitating its imagery, both use a white map of Australia and similar language, although the slogan 'Fuck on We're Empty', suggests that we should welcome migrants because this land is 'empty'.
- Teal t-shirt. The front shows of a white printed map of Australia with the words Fuck On We're Empty in the centre. Size M.
|Dimensions:||795 mm (Height), 855 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, white australia policy, immigration debates, sustainability, assimilation|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Front, printed: "Fuck On We're Empty"|
|Designer:||Leakeg, Australia, circa 2009|
|Distributor:||RedBubble, Australia, circa 2009|
J. Jupp, From White Australia to Woomera: the Story of Australian Immigration (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002)