The 2x2m iconic ‘KG’ album artwork is being sold on eBay – bidding closes on Thurs 27th May.
Australian rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard auctions its iconic ‘KG’ album sculpture to raise money for World Heart Beat Music Academy
Well-known Australian rock band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is to auction its iconic album artwork, ‘KG’ on eBay to raise funds to support young people’s music learning at charity World Heart Beat Music Academy, Wandsworth.
The band’s label made a giant 2x2m cut out reproduction of Jason Galea’s album artwork for its 16th studio album ‘KG’ (released in November 2020). To help promote the album, the band was planning to use the sculpture as part of a giant hunt in London. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions the artwork was never used and it is now stored in a London warehouse waiting for a new home. The sculpture is made from plastic/corex and comes with a wooden stand.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard decided to auction the 3-D artwork and found World Heart Beat after searching for ideas of music projects to support on Global Giving. They chose World Heart Beat, because we provide music tuition and free instruments to disadvantaged and socially isolated children in London.
World Heart Beat supports over 370 young people each week and provides a rich programme of music learning opportunities from grassroots to early career level across a breadth of music genres.
Over 50% of World Heart Beat’s students are on full or partial bursary support to learn music and receive free instruments to ensure that music is accessible for everyone.
Sahana Gero, MBE, Founder and Creative Director at World Heart Beat said:
“We feel hugely privileged to have been chosen by Australian band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as their charity of choice to receive funding from the sale of their iconic album artwork. The money raised will help provide young people, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the benefits that music brings, and who knows, it may even help find the next generation of rock legends!”