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The Clean create artworks for charity

The three members of kiwi band The Clean, whose body of live and recorded work from “Boodle Boodle Boodle” through to “Mister Pop” have profoundly influenced the course of NZ music over more than 3 decades, have created three exclusive artworks to raise funds for projects that use music to change the lives of those in need around the country.

Robert Scott and brothers David & Hamish Kilgour are noted contemporary artists as well as writing music and performing together in The Clean. Each has contributed an original artwork to The NZ Music Foundation, which have been applied to a tea towel, a mug and a plate respectively.

These are now available for purchase for $100 + postage from Real Groovy Records &  The NZ Music Foundation, with all proceeds going to support our work around the country.

David Kilgour’s fantastic sketch Tea Towel is deeply striking, will help clean up brilliantly and make a great artistic impression on favourite dinner guests. David explains: “These come from sketches I had made for some self-portrait paintings I was scribbling with when I got asked to contribute some art. Of course I got so fond these originals and never painted them. Ask me why I got so attached, I have no idea!”

You can have the world at your feet, so why not on your plate? Hamish Kilgour’s Plate invites you to channel your inner astronaut and marvel at his circle of blue shades and colours just like the Apollo 17 crew did at the evocative “Blue Marble” earthrise.

Robert Scott’s fish Mug will bring a smile to your face with every cuppa. Fish have long featured in still life painting from Chinese and Dutch art through to Matisse.  “I am chuffed to help the NZ Music Foundation” says Robert. “They do a great job, and I know through working with children and music what a great learning process it can be. I love the idea that my humble fictitious fishy is preserved on a mug for all time.”

NZ Music Foundation General Manager Peter Dickens says: “This is a great present idea and a fantastic way to own something unique from one of New Zealand’s best bands. We’re very grateful to the members of The Clean for their generosity and creativity.”

The tea towel, mug and plate sets are available now from Real Groovy Records and  from the charity for $100 + postage with all proceeds going to The NZ Music Foundation.