Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has launched a new music and art initiative in association with artist Pure Evil and The Isle of Wight Festival.
Pure Evil (aka Charley Uzzell-Edwards) created a special edition logo for IOW that featured the festival’s original artwork along with his own trademark ‘dripping’ celebrity portrait image.
He will create four unique art pieces exclusively for Nordoff Robbins – three painted at IOW and the fourth painted at Nordoff Robbins’ Silver Clef Awards, on the charity’s 40th birthday.
Pharrell Williams, The Who’s Keith Moon, and Jimi Hendrix will all feature in the portraits, with Williams himself signing his at the festival to support the charity. All four pieces will be up for grabs at the Pure Evil Gallery until 3 July, when silent bids will placed for them.
“We are thrilled to be working with both Pure Evil and The Isle of Wight Festival on this very exciting project, which so uniquely brings together art and music,” said Nordoff Robbins’ director of fundraising and communications Jo Carter. “It is wonderful to be launching such an innovative initiative in such a special celebratory year for the charity, and it will help us raise those all-important funds to ensure we can keep transforming lives through music therapy.”