Beloved Melbourne live music venue FAD Gallery has launched its own merchandise

Beloved Melbourne live music venue FAD Gallery has launched its own merchandise

Words by Tom Parker

FAD Gallery has just launched its own line of tees, mugs and tote bags.

Melbourne live music institution FAD Gallery has just launched its own merchandise so its adoring fans can stay connected with the beloved venue during the current downturn.

So what can punters get their hands on?

Well, FAD Gallery have a range of t-shirts available including a black, grey and yellow option, while they also have black and white tote bags on offer. On top of that, they’ve launched their very own mug emblazoned with the FAD Gallery logo.

The tees are $50 while the tote bags and mugs are $25 and $20 respectively. This is just the start as well with the venue looking to add more items to the range over the coming weeks.

The merchandise has been developed to help the venue “keep on keepin’ on” during these strange times where venue shutdowns have occurred all across Victoria as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19. FAD Gallery hasn’t hosted a gig in its beloved live music haunt since March.

In a historic effort, it will be the first time in the venue’s 25-year history that they’ve crafted their own merchandise – the design was completed by Phillipa Crisp while DAS T-Shirt Automat were integral in getting the FAD Gallery merch microsite live.

“We hope you’re all keeping as well as possible, it goes without saying we miss your faces, we miss opening our doors, but let’s keep on keeping on doing the right thing – we can get through this!” the venue’s owners Johnny Halleday and Oriana Wister-Zimmerman said in a statement.

“Stay cool, stay sane, and stay safe – we very much look forward to seeing you on the safe other side of the COVID storm – and we can all sing and dance with our groovy FAD merch – sounds like a damn fine thing to us!”

Check out FAD Gallery’s new merchandise here.

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