Following pop-up exhibitions in London, New York and Paris, IDLES are auctioning off the 18 pieces of artwork from their latest album.
After the success of the art exhibitions in support of mental health charity Samaritans, Bristol punks IDLES are once again showing their support for the charity.
Beginning on 7th December at 09:00 GMT, the band will be auctioning off the original artwork from the front and back covers, including 16 other pieces that are inspired by tracks from the album, which all formed the basis for the multiple pop-up exhibitions across the three cities. The original artwork was designed and created by artists including IDLES frontman Joe Talbot and former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks, and all profits will go straight to the charity.
“We are really delighted and grateful that IDLES are auctioning this fantastic artwork, inspired by the Samaritans track, to support the service our volunteers provide for people,” explains Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland. “Hopefully it will raise awareness of what Samaritans does, and encourage people to look after their own well-being and that of their friends and family, as well as helping Samaritans to be there for people when they need it.”
Samaritans has more than 20,000 volunteers in the UK and Ireland who can be contacted any time, free from any phone, on 116 123. They also provide support via email firstname.lastname@example.org or face to face support at their 201 branches. Samaritans volunteers respond to more than 5 million calls for help a year.
For more information, to bid, and for photos of the pieces head to the the auction page.
The full list of available artwork is as follows:
JAAAOR Front Cover
‘Colossus’ by Nigel Talbot
‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’ by Robin Stewart
‘I’m Scum’ by Joe Talbot
‘Danny Nedelko’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Love Song’ by Elizabeth Cater
‘June’ by Elizabeth Cater and Joe Talbot
‘Samaritans’ by Joe Talbot
‘Television’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘Great’ by Ed Barrett
‘Gram Rock’ by Orlando Weeks
‘Cry to Me’ by Huw Good
‘Rottweiler’ by Tao Lashley-Burnley
‘AAlcohol’ by Joe Talbot
‘I Dream Guillotine’ by Chris Nicholls
‘Mercedes Marxist’ by Russel Oliver
Idles Centrefold by Tom Ham
JAAAOR Back Cover