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Doodle for a Difference - Anything, with anything, on anything A5

1000 Drawings Cape Town is back in town and has been selected as one of the official projects for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

1000 Drawings Cape Town is hosting a series of public doodle sessions at venues across the city to collect art in the form of a doodle to be sold at a one-night-only massive inner-city art sale and exhibition called The Night of a 1000Drawings on Saturday, 28 August 2014 at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town.


All funds raised will go to upgrading the Thomas Wildschutt School in Retreat with the help of social upliftment enterprises See-Saw-Do, Greenpop and H.E.L.P.

Buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles, scribbles, graffiti, sketches, watercolour and oil paintings, experimental and conceptual works, all on sale and going for a song.

At R100 a piece, you could get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, original work by tomorrow’s big stars, or something beautiful to make you smile.

Says Shani Judes, organiser of 1000 Drawings CT: “It’s a great honour to be making this happen during 2014 and to be chosen as one of the World Design Capital projects for 2014. Our cause now has the platform it deserves to reach more countries around the world and hopefully inspire other nations and individuals to do the same to help those in need. 1000 Drawings is a very simple concept that can change lives and we hope to encourage everyone, young and old, individuals and companies in Cape Town and the rest of the country to send us their doodles/artworks and be a part of this exciting cause.”

The World Design Capital distinction is awarded to cities which recognise design as a tool for social, cultural and economic development.

In 2014 Cape Town is hosting over 460 design projects aimed at transforming the city.

Anyone can take part.

Well-known celebrities, artists, illustrators, street and tattoo artists are all already busy with their doodles and will be on sale at the main event, The Night of a 1000Drawings.

We’re also appealing to all advertising agencies, art and design schools and colleges.

Individuals can take part in the lead up doodle sessions and there are various drop-off points around the city for those who can’t make it.

One can also become a doodle ambassador by hosting your own doodle session.

1000 Drawings was started in 2006, when the delivery bakkie for the inner city soup kitchen Paballo ya Batho was stolen and suddenly found it near impossible to feed hundreds of homeless people.

Night of a 1000Drawings was born as a fundraising rescue plan.

Anyone can donate A5 drawings of anything, which was then sold for R100 each at an inner-city art exhibition.

This concept has grown and currently runs in six cities around the world including Berlin, Amsterdam, Tuscany, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Dubai.

If you want to get more involved as an ambassador, for an internship, PR and media opportunities, more about throwing your own doodle sessions, all beneficiaries, upcoming doodle sessions, drop off points and the main event in August please go to www.1000drawingsct.co.za or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.

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