Lauren Beukes is 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, 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. 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!
This year, some amazing and generous South African artists have produced enough work to have unique selling exhibitions in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. The show curated by Jacki Lang will feature over 100 artists including Conrad Botes, Schalk van der Merwe, Brett Murray, Gabby Raaf, Atang Tshikare, Justin Southey, Justine Mahoney, Lara Feldman, Lien Botha, Brandt Botes, Roger Ballen and Paul Senyol to mention a few.