I want your girlfriend’s t-shirt: Call for Donations
Do you have a piece of clothing that you have complicated feelings about? If you don’t know what else to do with it, you are invited to drop it off at The Art Gallery of Windsor on Thursday, September 23 and Saturday, September 25, from 11am - 5pm. Donations can be left with our visitor services staff at the visitor services desk on the second floor of the Gallery, or with one of our community partners (details below).
Artist Valentin Brown is accepting anything made of fabric, in any size or condition. Donations will be carefully transformed into works of art, displayed at Valentin’s upcoming exhibit at the Art Gallery of Windsor, entitled “Welcome to my Regulated Body”, guest curated by Noor Alé. The exhibit opens on February 11, 2022, and explores themes of queerness and disability.
To participate, please fill out the form below, or email Abbey Lee Hallett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty navigating online forms. Questions can also be directed to Abbey Lee. Postage will be provided to any participants who are unable to physically drop-off their donation.
The AGW would like to acknowledge its community partners: Trans Wellness Ontario, and the Disability Studies program at the University of Windsor.
Image Description: A poster that says “I want your girlfriend’s t-shirt” in squirmy letters on an abstract background that looks like x-rayed sea creatures. There are also details written in hand-written style font, noting that this project is a call for donations, and that the drop-off days are September 23 and 25.
Accessibility information for dropping off at the Gallery:
Building is wheelchair accessible
Bathrooms are available on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Gallery
Two accessible parking spots are available in the Church St. parking lot
Closest bus stop: Windsor International Transit Terminal
3-hour free parking in shared Church St. parking lot
Dropping off at Trans Wellness Ontario:
Donations can be left with Leila or Sam at the reception desk at Trans Wellness Ontario, which is located at 1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
All bathrooms are gender neutral. Main floor bathroom is large and level, with no support bars. The door frame is 29'' wide.
Closest bus stops: 1C East - Tecumseh and Moy, 1C West - Tecumseh and Hall, Walkerville 8 South - Tecumseh and Lincoln, and Walkerville 8 North - Tecumseh and Lens
Not sure if you want to participate?
if you have hair on your face if you have trouble filling out forms if you take up too much space if you are scared of the doctor if you are in between things if you are looking for an exit if you have given up on making lists
if you don’t know what to do with your girlfriend’s t-shirt, may I have it?
and if you don’t have her shirt, may I have something else?
something you can’t get rid of something borrowed something that smells like home something you used to wear something full of holes something stuck in the closet something to hold
I won’t try to fix anything for you I do think that you will meet again someday, somehow
with love in my heart, Valentin Brown
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Public Gallery Hours Thursday to Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
We have put several measures and guidelines in place to ensure that your visit is enjoyable, and above all - safe.
Here is what you can expect when you visit:
Wearing a face mask/face covering is mandatory for all staff and visitors
We are limiting the number of people at any one time to promote increased social distancing
The Entrance/Exit are separated to ensure social distancing as guests enter/leave the premises
Patrons will be reminded to ensure they pass Ontario’s screening protocol on the day of visit
Elevator use is limited to one person or one household at a time
Plexiglass barriers have been installed at service desks
High-touch points, such as service counters, will be cleaned every 30 minutes
Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout our premises
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Public washrooms are limited to 2 persons
Water fountains remain not in service
The following services are not offered until further notice: the cloakroom, and large event rentals
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