Night of 1000 drawings is the world’s biggest, inner-city A5 art exhibition event,

brought to life using an expression of art created by members of the public with a mission to support South Africa’s youth.
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ABOUT NIGHT OF 1000 DRAWINGS?

In 2006, when the Paballo Ya Batho delivery vehicle was stolen, Felix Frankenberger and David Quan Chong, who served as volunteers at the time, came up with the concept of Night of a 1000 Drawings to raise funds to replace the vehicle. While in the planning phases, a bakkie was donated but everybody agreed to continue with 1000 Drawings as the project started gaining momentum. Friend and event organiser Kelly McGillivray was roped in to pull together this unique inner-city art exhibition.

In South Africa many underprivileged youth battle with access to a good quality education due to circumstances beyond their control and art can be the change for many…

All the public art is collected after months of drawing, sketching, painting, photographing and scribbling and are then hung in a massive inner-city art exhibition. Everyone is then encouraged to come to the exhibition and buy art for R150 knowing they will be making a difference. You can get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, original piece for you to enjoy!

In 2019, the doodles of many have helped raise R150 0000 for our chosen non-profit organisation partners who are supporting the youth of South Africa in a practical and tangible way.

NIGHT OF 1000 DRAWINGS

A weekend of ART, doing good, poetry, fashion, entertainment, friends and food.

THE FESTIVAL OF ART IS HERE

All the details and #1000D Festival of Art Line Up.

LATEST NEWS, EVENTS AND BLOGS

Night of 1000 Drawings postponed due to COVID-19

Night of 1000 Drawings postponed due to COVID-19

Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 March 2020.  In light of the President’s statement, and the declaration of a national state of disaster regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Night of 1000 Drawings will be postponed until further notice.   The art-for-charity initiative was...

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Not Another Fashion Show

Not Another Fashion Show

The 1000D Festival of Art takes to the catwalk on Saturday 28 March at Victoria Yards from 10h00 to 14h30 with fashion collaboration like no other. Not Another Fashion Show is a heady concoction of art, installation, fabric, fashion and sustainability. Stage...

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An Exhibition is a Series of Conversations

An Exhibition is a Series of Conversations

1000D Festival of Art is a growing series of conversations, particularly with our diverse art aisle sponsors and eclectic curators from the fine art, film and TV world. With incredible support from:Supporting 1000D through doodling and now an art aisle. Global...

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MAKE IT A FAMILY OUTING!

South Africa’s biggest, A5 inner-city art exhibition and sale to raise funds for education

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