The Bright Night Project
The Bright Night Project started as an idea to have an art exhibition in the dark. A collaboration between myself, Leigh-Anne Drakes and the solar powered lamp Little Sun. We selected 23 South African artists, illustrators and photographers. Each was tasked with creating an original work around the theme of light.

In order to fund the exhibition, we launched a successful IndieGogo campaign and raised $11,780 by 149 backers, across 15 countries.

The actual event took place in the Old Transvaal Post Office in the heart of Johannesburg. We blacked out the venue and hung each artwork lit only by a Little Sun. Over 450 people came to explore the space with their own Little Suns. After the exhibition all the lights used were donated to Mophela Primary in KwaZulu Natal.

Contributing artists: 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 Minaar, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Slim, Sindiso Nyoni , Travys Owen, Paul Samuels, Chris Saunders and Warren van Rensburg.


Bruce Mackay - Still Life 
Warren van Rensburg - Untitled 
Travys Owen - Untitled 
Paolo Grippa - Enlightened Spagbol
Sindiso Nyoni - Celebridad 
Chris Saunders - Ghost Diamond
Ross Garrett - Koos
Rikus Ferreira - Untitled
Paul Samuels - Untitled
Mzwandile Buthelezi - Zam'ukunyanga Ⅱ 
Maaike Bakker - Over there 
Louis Minnaar - Auto Dark 01 
Kristin-Lee Moolman - Desire Marea & Fela Gucci (FAKA)
Koos Groenewald - After Dark 
Kent Andreasen - Untitled
Karabo Poppy Moletsane - Enlightened 
Jono Garrett - Manchester ‘86
Jana Hamman - RGBaby 
Ian Marley - Yo! da light
Hanro Havenga - Untitled 
Jean de Wet - Twilight Town 
Rohan Etsebeth - Untitled
A Special thanks to our headline backers: Adii Pienaar, Boris & Susanne Ewenstein, Darling, Dean & Louise Morgan, Dean Blumberg & Philippa Heal, EO JHB, Gentlemen films, John Gibbs, John Roe Brokers, Julia Magnus, Liam & Ashley Hewit,t Nadezna Radcore, Nicci Cox, Nicework, Ola Films, Olalla Montes, Raffi Vartanian, Rhone & Georg, Rico Smith, Rob & Taeryn Jurd, Rory O’Grady, Sepanta & Gia Bagherpour, Shaun Richards, Solar for Life, Sue Breetzke, Tennant mckay, and Your Girlfreind

And all the others who backed us: Aaron Kohn, Adi Zuk, Aimee Pullon, Alex Hing, Alice Cabaret, Ana Ofak, Andrew Leroux, AnAdii Pienaar Boris & Susanne Ewenstein Darling Dean & Louise Morgan Dean Blumberg & Philippa Heal EO JHB Gentelemen films John Gibbs John Roe Brokers Julia Magnus Liam & Ashley Hewitt Nadezna Radcore Nicci Cox Nice Work Ola Films Olalla Montes Raffi Vartanian Rhone & Georg Rico Smith Rob & Taeryn Jurd Rory O’Grady Sepanta & Gia Bagherpour Shaun Richards Solar for Life Sue Breetzke Tennant mckay Your Girlfreindgie Durrant Batis, Anthea Pokroy, Anthony Maris, Aparna Ramani, Arline Stoffberg, Ashley Kanter, Aurore De Villeneuve, Aviv Weil, Ben Vorster, Bernard Viljoen, Bond Behrmann, Brett Rogers, Camilla Janse van Vuuren, Camille Agon, Carien Du Preez, Carlie Chanel, Thomas-Smith, Chantal Mansill, Charlotte Danby, Chris Engelbrecht, Chris Saunders, Clifford Peake, Colin Ford, Cristina Antoja, David Hillier, Debbie Goodman, Delia Ferreira, Devi Lazanas, Evelien Luckhoff, Feng Liu, Ferdie Bester, Francois Du Preez, Frikki Labuschagne, Gavin Morgan, Georg Okuka,, Isabel Goodman, Jason Tuohy, Jennifer Peterson, Jenny Russel, Jimmy McDonnald, Joanne Theron, Jodie Ennik, Julia Schurr, Justin Blend, Justine Rom, Karen Carr, Kate Simpson, Katherine Joynt, Katy Taplin, Kaval Shah, Kerryn-Lee Maggs, Kevin Huynh, Kezia Eales, Lauren Coetzee, Lauren Richards, Leeanne Walker, Lesley Koustaff, Lili di Toit, Lisa Cifuentes, Lloyd Hofmeyer, Lorraine Jenks, Louis-Felix Binette, Lucky Majola, Luis de Sousa, Lynton Ashbury, Maria McGurk, Melissa Bolus, Michelle Rosen, Naledi Mokhele, Nick Argyros, Nina Torr, Nssn Nicolás Rosso-Londoño, Orla Hunter, Paul Hinch, Paul Lee, Pieter Erasmus, Ramo Phalatsi, Ray Jenkin, Raymond Smart, Rehann Calitz, Richard Mulholland, Roald Wallis, Robyn Cook, Ronen Aires, Ross Drakes, Rozanne Rocha-Gray, Ryan Pye, Sanja Lutzeyer, Sarah Brown, Sean Bemelman, Shannon Davis, Shaun Botes, Simonne Katz, Slim Steph Burger, Stephan Venter, Sydney Gericke, Sylvia McKeown, Tammy Langtry, Thorsten Deckler, Timm Kroeger, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Trish Ang, Vikee Rayner, Wayne Silbererman, Wendy Dixon, Wendy Griffiths, Yaniv Chen, Yoko Sakao Ohama, Yossi Hasson and Zanele Maisela.




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