The Quest for the Perfect Shirt with Richard Bliss


Every shirt tells a story in its own right. Artist and tailor Richard Bliss is on a quest to make the perfect shirt, and he is bringing his shirt-making project to The Word as part of WRITE Festival.

The Quest for the Perfect Shirt is a project that explores masculinity by making shirts in public. The project has been supported by Arts Council England.

Richard has been travelling the country, talking to men and women about shirts; what shirts they like, how shirts should be worn, what messages shirts send out to the world.

Using these conversations as his starting point, Richard is creating shirts that are being exhibited in museums, galleries and at pop up events all around the country.

Come and talk to artist and tailor Richard Bliss about what you think makes a perfect shirt. Maybe you’ll be inspired by a shirt in a painting or perhaps an object inside The Word that has sparked your imagination? Richard is on a quest to make the perfect shirt and he needs your ideas.

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