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 scheduled to take place from Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 March 2020 at Victoria Yards, Lorentzville. We remain committed to doing good and postponing the event is part of that, we want to ensure our community stays safe.
Thank you for your support of Night of 1000 Drawings, the extraordinary efforts and contributions made by the community to ensure a successful event have been phenomenal.
We acknowledge that people may have bought tickets for the event. We anticipate that the event will go ahead in a few months. However, should you wish to be refunded, please login to your Webtickets profile, click on My Tickets and click on “CHOOSE ACTION” and “REFUND TICKETS” next to your transaction
We appreciate your support and understanding and we look forward to announcing a date for 1000 Drawings in the near future.
ABOUT NIGHT OF 1000 DRAWINGS?
In 2006, when the Paballo Ya Batho delivery vehicle was stolen, Felix Falkenberger 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 McGillkivray was roped in to pull together this unique inner-city art exhibition.
In South Africa many underprivledged 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 practicle and tangible way.
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