In 2013 Lauren Beukes and Jacki Lang did their first Charity Art Show for her book, The Shining Girls, which raised R100 000 for Rape Crisis. This time around, for Broken Monsters, the chosen charity is a kid’s literacy initiative called Book Dash – an incredible organization that gathers volunteer writers and illustrators to team up on a Book Dash day and write an amazing new kid’s book together in one day that anyone can freely translate and distribute. Printing is then made possible by donations and sponsorship and the books are given out to underprivileged children across the country. Check out more information here.
Each artwork will sell for R1500 and as it costs R10 to print a Book Dash book, each page from the Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, with its new artwork on it, will buy 150 books. It really is a beautiful cycle where books becomes artworks, and then become books again.
There are almost 300 artworks, combined from both the Cape Town and Johannesburg shows and if they all sell, they will be able to buy 45 000 books for kids that need them. Wowzers!
Here’s a peak of the two artworks that I have created for the shows. It’s only a glimpse as I would love it if you pop into the show to see the complete work and support this awesome initiative.
The show dates are as follows:
12 November 5.30 for 6pm / corner of Harrington and Barrack Streets
26 November 5.30 for 6pm / 10A Victoria Road, Lorentzville
For further info you can visit the Facebook page here.