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The Big Event

Date: 16 November 2017
Venue:  Joziburg Lane – 2 Eloff Street
Time: 18h30 pm – 23:00 pm
Cost: R100 (tickets available at Quicket or can be bought at the door)

All the A5 donations are put on sale. Buyers are spoilt for choice and can get their hands on a one-of-a-kind original work of tomorrow’s big stars, or something beautiful to make them smile – all for R100 per artwork.

As well as the art on sale, Night of 1000 Drawings promotes local live music, has artists draw and interact live, as well as a great selection of artisan food and drink from local food trucks and suppliers.

The Process

Tickets are available on sale before the event and people are encouraged to pre-buy tickets to avoid any queues on the night. On the evening, an initial viewing period commences at 18:30. At 19:00 visitors are invited to attach their stickers to the pegs displaying the designs or photographs that they wish to purchase. At 21:00 the drawings are taken down by the 1000 Drawings volunteers and given to the purchaser (who needs to show the corresponding number slip!).

What is 1000 Drawings?

1000 Drawings is an art-for-charity initiative that changes lives. Throughout the year people create artworks in an A5 format. These can be doodles, sketches, painting, photographs, etching, embroidery – we’ve even had a donation in pewter, any kind of art as long as it’s A5.

Who can contribute art?

Anyone can take part to this initiative, from well-known artists, illustrators, celebrities, street and tattoo artists’ right through to primary school children and grandparents!

How do I contribute?

So, you want to know how to #GiveADoodle – contribute something creative to #1000Drawings but you’re not sure how?  We’re here to help! First off, you can donate anything in the arts and crafts realm that is A5 in size. This includes photographs, embroidery, painting, doodling and we’ve even had a pewter contribution. So it’s up to you to take the creative plunge and decide what medium you want to use.

When is the deadline for you to drop off?

Deadlines are normally 2 weeks before the event – 13 October 2017.

How do you get your artwork to us?

We’ve got doodle boxes awaiting your delivery dotted all around Johannesburg in coffee shops and galleries. Click here for locations

Where Do The Proceeds Go?

In 2015 and 2016 proceeds went to The Streetlight Schools Projects, a non-profit initiative aimed at creating affordable primary schools through improved teaching practices, access to technology, cost-effectiveness and modern skills development. With the help of theSQUAD Creative Events the first school commenced in January of 2016.

Why Streetlight Schools?

South Africa remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a child entering school. Only 1 out of 100 Grade 1 students will finish university, with only 20% of the country’s children performing at grade level. Primary school is crucial to later success in life: in some school systems, by age 7, children who score in the top 20% on tests of numeracy and literacy are already twice as likely to complete a university degree as children in the bottom 20%.

Meanwhile, there has never been a more exciting time to re-imagine education— technology can personalise learning cost-effectively and new strategies have emerged that drastically improve the potential for schools, even in underserved communities, to be places of great learning. What if we had a school that could create beautiful and imaginative, high-quality primary schools even in low-income communities? This is where Kelly and her teamed filled the gap.


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