What is night of a 1000 Drawings?

1000 Drawings is an art-for-charity initiative that aims to change lives. It started in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has since spread across the globe with events in Berlin, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles.

1000 Drawings Daejeon was launched in 2018 and is slowly growing and building a community of loyal attendees and creative followers. The goal is to eventually have a big inner-city art exhibition like to ones in Johannesburg.

How does it work?

Attendees create artworks in an A5 format. These can be doodles, sketches, painting, photography, etching, embroidery – any kind of art as long as it’s A5. They donate their original artwork to the organisers and those drawings are then sold to raise funds for charity.

Where do proceeds go?

1000 Drawings Daejeon donates all proceeds to the Daejeon Foster Care Centre.

Our goals:
  • To expose and provide a level playing field for up-and-coming artists, established artists, amateurs, old and young. This means that all drawings are sold at the same price, are displayed randomly at the events and have no classifications.
  • Motivate the public to use their creativity and get involved in a good cause.
  • 1000 Drawings challenge people’s beliefs that they cannot draw and that they are powerless to bring about change in their communities.
  • People who support and buy at Night of 1000 Drawings get to take home an original piece of artwork to treasure.