The next Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk will take place on 6 December and, as has become tradition, it will take the form of The Night of 1 000 Drawings. This much-anticipated Artwalk is an annual event based on the concept that we should all enjoy the indulgence of purchasing artwork – even if modest in terms of size and price.

Everyone who feels they have any artistic ability are invited to produce paintings, drawings, sketches and illustrations; on paper, card or board; in oils, watercolours, pastels, inks, pencil or charcoal; of landscapes, seascapes, portraits, abstracts or still lives; the only stipulation being they must be sized A5 and the artists must be willing to donate them.

Anyone wishing to contribute work can drop it off at Originals Gallery or Rossouw Modern on Harbour Road or The Art Gallery on High Street. Blank A5 card can be collected from the same galleries.

In addition to the drawings sent in by members of the public, gallery owners are also approaching the professional artists who regularly exhibit in their galleries to contribute some of their own artworks. These will be mixed in with all the other donated works and distributed amongst the galleries. On the evening of the event, they will be displayed and available for purchase – at R100 each.

All the proceeds from the sales of these artworks will be divided between selected Hermanus charities. Any Hermanus charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries should drop a letter of application off at any of the galleries or email it to The letter should give a brief description of the charity, its history and objectives.

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