Tate   Shop Clothing T-shirts The Artist Within off the shoulder t-shirt

Skip to content

The Artist Within off the shoulder t-shirt

by Tate Collective
The Artist Within off the shoulder t-shirt
Rollover image above to zoom |

item code: g2668

"Do not want to take it off. Ever" Feuille.

This T-shirt was designed exclusively by Edith B from Tate Collective. Tate Collective is a youth art initiative run by and for young creatives. Tate merchandise set a competition to Tate Collective to produce a T-shirt design with a theme using a whole genre of artistic expressions, urban life, music and street art but also has a strong link to Tate. The Artist Within was one of the successful entries. The t-shirt is an off the shoulder design and curved hem for a more feminine look and can be worn sitting off either shoulder.

Being very inspired by Joel Peter Witkin’s work which presents the human condition in a very erratic way, Edith became interested in the human body and started going back to the Hunterian Museum which she was introduced to by fashion tutors in college. The museum has a collection of human and animal body parts, bones and organs all in big jars as well as some videos of how surgery is carried out on vital organs. Edith was fascinated by what really is inside of us - the structure and shape of bones and organs and started thinking about having a t-shirt that can express the human condition of people her age – vibrant and colourful yet with certain melancholia of trying to figure out who we are as people. “I personally think we are all artists and that creatively using our youthful ideas and experiences we will become the person we want to be.”

Machine washable.

Write a review

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Do not want to take it off. Ever. Just as well my friends and family love it too. Thank you to all involved.


Show moreless

Standard courier delivery

You should receive your order within:

3-5 working days for UK
5-7 working days for Europe, USA, Canada, Fast East and Australasia
7-10 working days for the rest of the world

Custom prints

We aim to deliver custom prints within 14 days. As each print is individually made they take a little longer to prepare. Orders will be dispatched separately from any other item you might order from Tate Online Shop.

Delivery prices

Free standard delivery for orders over £50 (excluding certain limited editions).
For orders under £50
Standard UK delivery £3.60.
Custom prints UK £7.50
Insured UK courier £25
Certain limited editions may have higher delivery charges due to their size and value.
For delivery costs for other countries and more information on delivery click here.

Refunds & returns

Tate Online Shop want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order – whether you have changed your mind or we have made a mistake – then please contact our Customer Service team by email at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8869 (Monday – Friday, 9.00–17.30).

For more information on refunds & returns click here.

Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
Every purchase supports Tate