We’re Still Here with 9000+ Donations

by | Jun 8, 2020 | Latest News

Have you spent the last weeks bouncing between trying to solve the problems of the world and lying on the couch in a state of frozen panic? Yup, us too. 1000D was on the point of event production when Corona-19 crept in and called a halt to it all. Now we’ve abandoned the horizontal position and have bright ideas about limited gatherings and online sales which we’ll share soon.

And the good news? Fellow citizens, you have donated over 9000 pieces of artwork. And the quality of art is just extraordinary. Thank you for motivating yourself and others to create a library of unique art, collateral we’ll use to raise money for child-education based charities later in the year. There is going to be much rebuilding to do and 1000D will be there, especially with your unflagging support.

Other great news to share. Our envelope sponsors STAEDTLER® have stepped into our world of inspiration, sending ten local artists an inspirational parcel of creativity, including their products, so they could use the materials to make art for the 1000D event envelopes.

Here are some of the results. Would you buy the original of one of these?

Artist: Balekane Legoabe – Winner of the StateoftheART 2019 Gallery Award, illustrator, designer, motion designer and lover of things beautiful.

Artist: Carmen Ford – A printmaker based in Port Alfred, whose work has been drawn from her interest in “flying machines” as metaphors for political systems of power. She is represented by Guns and Rain Gallery.

Artist: Botshelo Molete – A fashion designer and illustrator based in Johannesburg. She draws her inspiration from the works around her and the beauty of the simplest things in life.

Artist: Grace Mokalapa – An artist focused on the body politics of the human consciousness and the perception of space, voids, infinity, emptiness and specifically the interaction between dark and light spaces.

Artist: Kgaogelo Mashilo, popularly known as Cow Mash– A Sculptor based in Pretoria. Her work explores the cow as a metaphor and existing as a woman in a contemporary world.

Artist: DuduBloom More – Winner of the prestigious 2019 Cassirer Welz Award, Dudu is an emerging visual artist from Soweto. Dudu has a very bright creative future ahead.

Artist: Keneilwe Mokoena – A multidisciplinary artist, (with work varying between drawing, installation, murals, bio-art, photography, digital and video art) curator and director based in Johannesburg.

Artist: Tshidi Mantutle – A graphic designer and an artist. Although open to interpretation, Tshidi’s work primarily serves as a voice for black, queer womxn. A secondary influence would be surrealism.

Artist: Wilmari Botha – An artist and illustrator who creates visuals that make the viewer look more carefully, through the deconstruction of the objects or the abstractions of the ordinary.

Artist: Jo-Ann Chan – A university lecturer, illustrator, print-based graphic designer and book artist who draws inspiration from nature and her artistic practice.

In closing, Paballo Ya Batho Methodist Church (our first ever beneficiary) is feeding downtown homeless people in Jozi.They serve the food from the Braamfontein Methodist Church (114 Rissik Street) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12h00.

  • They need volunteers to help cut the bread.
  • If you would like to donate towards food, please send us a message.

Please continue creating while we keep pivoting – we’ll gladly accept more art as soon as we can – the coffee shops will need our boxes more than ever after this. Stay safe with love in your heart.

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Please visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za for more information regarding the Coronavirus in South Africa.
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