It wasn’t too long ago that Icelandic group Sigur Rós threw their support behind the fight for marriage equality in Australia, releasing a statement surrounding Margaret Court’s flagrant comments on the matter.
“We know Margaret Court’s opinions are not shared by the majority of Australians.” they wrote. “We want to add our voice to the call for marriage equality in Australia – here on Margaret Court Arena itself. Australia should be a country that celebrates positivity and inclusion as well as achievement on the sporting field.”
In making their support tangible, the band approached London illustrator Andrew Rae to design a special T-shirt that is to be sold at the Sigur Rós show in Melbourne on July 27th, as well as at their Sydney show on July 25th and at Splendour in the Grass. The design, featuring a special crest crafted by Rae, can be seen below.
Says illustrator Rae of the design: “What an amazing commission, combining awareness of marriage equality with the amazing Sigur Rós in a hand drawn crest to raise money to support Australian Marriage Equality…of course I’m saying yes. That anyone still has to raise awareness about marriage equality in this day and age seems bizarre to me. As long as some people still think they have the right to decide who other people fall in love with, then there’s still work to be done.”
Right on, too.
SIGUR RÓS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
July 25th | Hordern Pavilion, SYDNEY
July 27th | Margaret Court Arena, MELBOURNE | SOLD OUT