November 12, 2009
1000 Drawings

After a great build up of many fun drawing events, last week  the Cape Town 1000 Drawings exhibition was held at the Woodstock Industrial Centre.
There was a fantastic turn-out and it took us at least 15 minutes just to get in the front door.

If you didn’t know already, 1000 Drawings is a wonderful concept – anyone can donate a piece of art, be it a doodle, painting, photograph – anything on anything, as they say, the only restriction is that it is an A5 size.

Thousands of the drawings were donated, strung all over the building on washing lines and open for viewing from 6pm, an hour later the buying began, with many standing steadfast in front of their favourites, determined to put ownership to it first.

Ricky, Shani and their team of volunteers did a fantastic job. There was a great vibe, obviously publicised really well, as it was buzzing!
1000drawings

Bands played, delicious curries, shwarmas and tarts were served, Fittees screenprinting team churned prints out in the corner amid many curious onlookers, people mingled between the cardboard furniture (begging to be doodle upon) and perused the artwork. If you missed it, you missed out, but if you’re in Joburg, you can still catch it on the 26 November at JHB Park Railway Station. Check out www.1000drawings.co.za

The purpose of this event is to raise funds organisations named:  Princess Alice Adoption Home who cared for abandoned babies and  Paballo Ya Batho that feeds inner-city homeless people.

 

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