Artwork will be strung up for charity at the Windmill Cafe Bargara in the return of Act Of’s Night of 1000 Drawings.
Night of 1000 Drawings co-organisers Nicky Staff-Beckenhauer said it would be the fourth time the evening, charity event would be held in the Bundaberg Region and she hoped it would be as successful as the first.
Night of 1000 Drawings is an initiative that started in Johannesburg.
Ten per cent of the money raised will go back to support Pabalo, a homeless shelter based in Johannesburg, while 90 per cent will help Australian charities including local organisations #HopeProject and Baroombie Healing.
“Each year we have helped different causes,” Nicky said.
“Previously we have helped Phoenix House, and this year we will give money to Baroombie Healing which is an equine program based at Goodwood, and the Hope Project.”
Nicky said Night of 1000 Drawings was open to everyone, no matter their age or artistic ability, and the subjects were endless.
She said all that’s required is that the artwork be on an A5 piece of non-mounted non-framed paper or canvas, so it can be strung up around the Windmill Cafe for the event on 28 November.
“The Windmill has always been so wonderful in supporting us, and so we thought why not have the Night of 1000 Drawings there again,” Nicky said.
Nicky thanked co-organiser Selina Ferrais, from ScribblyInc, for her dedication throughout the five-year project, saying without her support it may not have been possible.
“The first year we ended up with 750 pieces of work,” Nicky said.
“This year we will aim for 500 as that would be ideal for the space and time we have.”
Night of 1000 Drawing is part of an initiative to share and mobilise acts of kindness not only locally but around the globe.
“We so look forward to seeing you on the 28 November 2020 to enjoy a night of music and art for a good cause,” she said.
“In the interim, get your paint brushes ready, pencils sharpened, and canvases stretched to create your A5 artwork to be donated to the event.”
Nicky said a “doodle day” to inspired the community to take part in creating a piece of work for the event would take place on 18 October. For more information click here.