Rare Syd Barrett Painting To Go Up For Auction

Painted during his school days...A rare painting by Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett is set to go up for auction. The auction takes place on May 27th, with the Cheffins Art & Design Sale able to offer a very early art work by the mercurial musician. Syd - originally named Roger - Barrett was fascinated by visual art, and painted throughout his school days. It's a form he returned to - after his decline, he spent the last 30 years of his life in Cambridge, painting quietly before destroying most of the canvases. The painting is titled Orange Dahlias in a Vase, with he watercolour and pastel picture being sold on behalf of the family of Barrett’s school art teacher, Gerald Harden. Painted in October 1961 when Barrett was just 15 years old, it has an estimated value of around £3000 - £5000. Philip Harden, Gerald Harden’s son and the current owner of the picture, says... "I used to go and visit Roger on a regular basis and I even remember playing cowboys and Indians and watching the first Doctor Who shows with him and Roger Waters back in the 1960s. They both went off to art college and disappeared from my life and the next time I saw them they were Pink Floyd." "Roger Barrett was a kind and thoughtful person, with a joyful and almost childlike wit and humour. He was a great fun person to be around in those early days and he was incredibly creative, and would often be seen painting for hours on end. I remember my father bringing this picture back home after Roger had given it to him, it had been put up on the wall in the classroom and my father kept it as part of his portfolio." "It has something incredibly special about it and I would recognise it immediately as his style at the time, he was a very gifted artist. We have decided to sell it as it has been in storage for some years now and we feel it is time for someone else to enjoy it. We know that Roger Barrett became a worldwide phenomenon; he stood for so many things in different people’s minds, and we think there must be someone amongst his army of fans who could really treasure it." The Cheffins Art & Design Sale takes place on May 27th, starting at 11am. - - - Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold. Buy Clash Magazine

Rare Syd Barrett Painting To Go Up For Auction
Painted during his school days...

A rare painting by Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett is set to go up for auction.

The auction takes place on May 27th, with the Cheffins Art & Design Sale able to offer a very early art work by .

Syd - originally named Roger - Barrett was fascinated by visual art, and painted throughout his school days.

It's a form he returned to - after his decline, he spent , painting quietly before destroying most of the canvases.

The painting is titled Orange Dahlias in a Vase, with he watercolour and pastel picture being sold on behalf of the family of Barrett’s school art teacher, Gerald Harden.

Painted in October 1961 when Barrett was just 15 years old, it has an estimated value of around £3000 - £5000.

Philip Harden, Gerald Harden’s son and the current owner of the picture, says...

"I used to go and visit Roger on a regular basis and I even remember playing cowboys and Indians and watching the first Doctor Who shows with him and Roger Waters back in the 1960s. They both went off to art college and disappeared from my life and the next time I saw them they were Pink Floyd."

"Roger Barrett was a kind and thoughtful person, with a joyful and almost childlike wit and humour. He was a great fun person to be around in those early days and he was incredibly creative, and would often be seen painting for hours on end. I remember my father bringing this picture back home after Roger had given it to him, it had been put up on the wall in the classroom and my father kept it as part of his portfolio."

"It has something incredibly special about it and I would recognise it immediately as his style at the time, he was a very gifted artist. We have decided to sell it as it has been in storage for some years now and we feel it is time for someone else to enjoy it. We know that Roger Barrett became a worldwide phenomenon; he stood for so many things in different people’s minds, and we think there must be someone amongst his army of fans who could really treasure it."

The Cheffins Art & Design Sale takes place on May 27th, starting at 11am.

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Her new album is incoming...Natalie McCool wants your help to write a brand new song. The songwriter's new album 'Memory Girl' will be released on July 30th, but it doesn't have a title song. Instead, Natalie McCool wants to open out her artistry, and allow fans to become intimately involved in the process. She's asking for fans to submit memories and experiences, which will form the patchwork of her lyricism. Natalie says... "My upcoming album is called Memory Girl, but none of the tracks on it are called Memory Girl - there's no title track. The album is based on my experiences & memories, from childhood & adulthood. So I had an idea to write a title track, 'Memory Girl', to be released after the album, as a standalone single - but instead of using my own memories as inspiration, I want to use my fans'..." "So I'm calling out for anything fans want to share with me - any experience or memory that's struck a chord with them. It doesn't have to be serious, it can be funny, even outrageous. It could be a long standing in-joke with mates or family, it could be a funny childhood photo, a first impression of a partner (good or bad!), a song or a gig ticket that brings back memories of an amazing experience from a gig or festival." "Anything that takes you back to that place where you think 'god that was amazing' or 'that was embarrassing' or ’those were the days!' I wanna hear them. Written down, screenshots, photos, videos, voicenotes. I wanna use them to inspire and create the album title track 'Memory Girl'." So, get involved - submit your memory HERE. Natalie McCool will release her album 'Memory Girl' on July 30th. Catch her at the FestEvol All Dayer at Birkenhead’s Future Yard venue on July 3rd. - - - Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold. Buy Clash Magazine

Natalie McCool Wants Your Help To Write New Song 'Memory Girl'
Her new album is incoming...

Natalie McCool wants your help to write a brand new song.

The songwriter's new album 'Memory Girl' will be released on July 30th, but it doesn't have a title song.

Instead, wants to open out her artistry, and allow fans to become intimately involved in the process.

She's asking for fans to submit memories and experiences, which will form the patchwork of her lyricism.

Natalie says...

"My upcoming album is called Memory Girl, but none of the tracks on it are called Memory Girl - there's no title track. The album is based on my experiences & memories, from childhood & adulthood. So I had an idea to write a title track, 'Memory Girl', to be released after the album, as a standalone single - but instead of using my own memories as inspiration, I want to use my fans'..."

"So I'm calling out for anything fans want to share with me - any experience or memory that's struck a chord with them. It doesn't have to be serious, it can be funny, even outrageous. It could be a long standing in-joke with mates or family, it could be a funny childhood photo, a first impression of a partner (good or bad!), a song or a gig ticket that brings back memories of an amazing experience from a gig or festival."

"Anything that takes you back to that place where you think 'god that was amazing' or 'that was embarrassing' or ’those were the days!' I wanna hear them. Written down, screenshots, photos, videos, voicenotes. I wanna use them to inspire and create the album title track 'Memory Girl'."

So, get involved - submit your memory HERE.

Natalie McCool will release her album 'Memory Girl' on July 30th. Catch her at the FestEvol All Dayer at Birkenhead’s Future Yard venue on July 3rd.

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