Picnic Blanket Fundraiser

Bag Factory Artists’ Studios

The Bag Factory, now celebrating its 21st year, offers artists the opportunity to pioneer unmapped territories and test their limits in the spirit of exchange and global connectedness by focusing on a programme that stands for inclusion and diversity. The Community Based Development Programme (CBDP) provides training and developmental to communities and people working in organisations whose actions will lead to real economic and social upliftment in their constituency.

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and CBDP is hosting the Picnic Blanket Fundraiser in a beautiful garden, sculpture-park and amphitheatre of the Nirox Foundation in the Cradle of Humankind, on 27 May 2012.

Nobel Award winning writer, Nadine Gordimer, and celebrity artists, David Goldblatt, Sam Nhlengethwa and Penny Siopis are some of the creative industries’ leaders who are contributing towards the fundraising efforts

While enjoying a gourmet picnic lunch on these exquisite grounds ticket-holders will be able to view a number of activities including:

  • Rajesh Gopie, actor and comedian will host the event;
  • Nadine Gordimer reading from her latest book: No Time like the Present;
  • An auction of investment quality artworks by artists including David Goldblatt, Penny Siopis, Sam Nhlengethwa, and the works of emerging talent Tshepo Mosopa, not to mentioned personally signed copies of Gordimer’s book.

The afternoon promises to be a fabulous event to see off the last days before the chilly months of winter with a celebration of generosity, aesthetic achievement and nature.

Cost: R500 a ticket (R100 for children under 13 years of age). The event promises to warm the hearts of all present.

The proceeds of the event will contribute to the efforts of these two respected and independent NPOs in their mission to improve South Africa’s diverse social and cultural landscape.

For more about the picnic, contact Aysha Waja at the Bag Factory, Tel: 011 834 9181, e-mail: aysha@bagfactoryart.org.za.

For more about the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, refer to www.bagfactoryart.org.za.

Event Start Date: 
Sunday, 27 May, 2012
Event Venue: 
Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng.

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