Since our humble beginnings, helping Paballo ya Batho in 2006, Night of a 1000 Drawings has become a world-wide phenomenon. Art exhibitions to raise funds for child education have happened in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia Tuscany, Amsterdam, Denmark and the bright lights of Los Angeles in California.
It’s an honour for us in Jozi to be the origin of such positive global reach and to have inspired people to doodle across the world, changing their communities for the better. What makes us a cohesive global family is having key objectives that remain the same.
- To expose and provide a level playing field for up-and-coming artists, established artists, amateurs, old and young. This means that all drawings are sold at the same price, are displayed randomly at the event and have no classifications.
- To raise awareness and funding for the charities in question and make this the center of attention in any communication that goes out.
- A commitment to inner-city involvement by hosting Night of 1000 Drawings (the Joburg one) there; encouraging people to embrace the inner-city more.
- To encourage the community involvement both as contributors of artwork and as volunteers to help manage and maintain the event.
- Motivate the public to use their creativity and get involved in a good cause.
- To make the event attractive for a broad population base, i.e. jump over barriers of social class, race, age, and religious affiliation.
- To be transparent to all sponsors and stake holders involved in 1000 Drawings.
- 1000 Drawings challenges people’s beliefs that they cannot draw and that they are powerless to bring about change in their communities, and last but not least;
- People who support and buy at Night of 1000 Drawings get to take home an original piece of artwork to treasure.
Get Creating, Crafting, Snapping, Stitching
Just a reminder of how it works for anyone wanting to be involved. You can “do and donate” a sketch, photograph, painting, sculpture, stitching, etching or embroidery it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s A5 in size.
The proceeds from the art sold are donated to charity. We’d love your submissions by the end of January 2019, and the main event will be held in inner city Johannesburg at the end of February / beginning of March 2019.
Here are our current drop offs – hang in there people from Pretoria – we’re sorting out your spot out soon!
- theSQUAD: HumanKind Building, 259 Jan Smuts Ave, Dunkeld West
- College of Digital: Pinelopes Centre, 183 Forest Rd, Fourways
- St Katharine’s School: 43 Escombe Avenue, Parktown
- College of Digital Photography: 91 Oxford Rd, Saxonwold
- Dlala Nje: Shop 1, Ponte city apartments,1 Lily avenue, Berea
- Living Room: 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street Maboneng
Best Doodle Session View
Let the beautiful view from DlalaNje– on the 51 Floor of Ponte City inspire you to create artwork.
They are holding doodle sessions on the following dates:
– Sunday, 11 November 2018
– Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018
– Sunday, 9 December 2018