THE BRIGHT NIGHT PROJECT [cont.]

18.11 - 31.12.2015

 

A group exhibition of graphic illustrations and photographic works by

 

Kent Andreasen/ Maaike Bakker/ Mzwandile Buthelezi/ Elford de la Forêt/ Jean de Wet/ Rohan Etsebeth/ Rikus Ferreira/ Jono Garrett/ Ross Garrett/ Koos Groenewald/ Jana Hamman/ Hanro Havenga/ Bruce Mackay/ Ian Marley/ Louis Minnaar/ Karabo Poppy Moletsane/ Kristin-Lee Moolman/ Slim/ Sindiso Nyoni/ Travys Owen/ Paul Samuels/ Chris Saunders/ Warren van Rensburg

 

 

ROOM Gallery Halls 1, 2 & 3

 

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Selected by Drakes, the artists featured were initially commissioned to create an individual artwork in response to the broad theme of Light. The outcome of this art project is a unique 2-part exhibition in Johannesburg that seeks to raise awareness about the innovative Little Sun initiative and it’s socially driven aim to connect the world through sharing light. As a curatorial expansion on this theme, the artworks will be presented in a darkened gallery to be illuminated only with the solar powered Little Sun lamps.

 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 from 18h00

 

 

ABOUT LITTLE SUN

 

Little Sun was launched in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern and operates as a social business and global project addressing the need for light in a sustainable way that benefits communities without electricity, creates local jobs, and generates local profits. This is achieved primarily through the distribution of a high-quality solar-powered LED lamp developed in Germany by acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. Recently the lamp was introduced into the Centre Pompidou’s permanent design collection in Paris.

 

At its heart is the mission to get clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. Little Sun is not a charity, but an inclusive social business. Rather than a short-term fix of donating lamps to an area without electricity, Little Sun works with and trains local entrepreneurs to build profitable local businesses that distribute Little Sun light. For Little Sun, it’s not just about delivering light to people – it matters how it gets there.

 

The Little Sun project has since distributed over 200,000 Little Sun lamps in over 10 African countries, including – as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the United States.

 

Most recently, The Bright Night Project and Solar for Life recently donated 140 Little Suns to the children of Mophela Primary School in Hammarsdale, a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal.

 

For information on Little Sun and how to get involved please visit: www.littlesun.com  or contact Susanne@littlesun.com

 

 

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