Here follows the press release:
Broken Monsters Charity Art Show
Lauren Beukes and I are thrilled to announce that we are doing it again with her latest book, Broken Monsters: an art exhibition with incredible local artists donating new and original artworks on her book pages to raise money for charity.
In 2013 for her book, The Shining Girls, we raised R100 000 for Rape Crisis and this time around, for Broken Monsters, the charity is a kids’ 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 kids 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. (http://bookdash.org/)
We are also excited to announce that we have secured funding from Nandos who have come on board as a partner to make this all happen and to ensure that 100% of proceeds from the artwork sales will go to producing Book Dash books.
Each artwork will sell for R1500. It costs R10 to print a Book Dash book, so each page from the Broken Monsters Charity Art Show with its new artwork on it, will buy 150 books! A beautiful cycle where books becomes artworks, and then become books again.
This year, our amazing and generous South African artists – approximately 130 of them – have produced enough work (more than double our show in 2013) to have unique selling exhibitions in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The 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, please find us at:
Twitter: @laurenbeukes @jackicurates
We look very forward to seeing you there
Curator / Broken Monsters Charity Art Show / Tel: +27 (0) 82 08 444 22