The Johannesburg Child Welfare is 100 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, 100 South African artists, musicians, authors, comedians, photographers, cartoonists, graphic designers and celebritiesÂ have taken 100 ordinary old doors and turned them into works of art.
Some of those doors â€“ doors of hope â€“ are being auctioned on bidorbuy to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and neglected children of Johannesburg.
The first of the â€œ100 doors projectâ€ has been already sold on the site, raising a respectable amount of R10,200. The door scene, entitled Family and Hope, was painted by Makiwa Mutomba. This Zimbabwean born artist, now living in Pretoria, had numerous solo and group exhibitions in South Africa, the USA, Germany, Britain, France and India. His oil paintings celebrate beauty of everyday life and are executed with such skilfulness that it is difficult to believe he is self-taught.
The â€œdoor of hopeâ€ currently being auctioned on bidorbuy is Sheep by author and painter Ann Gadd. Ann Gaddâ€™s work can be found in galleries in South Africa, New Zealand and the UK, as well as in private collections worldwide. Her sheep series of works are extremely popular and have propelled her into local and global recognition. The scene Ann Gadd painted for the â€œ100 doors projectâ€ represents one such sheep, eager to reach the big, shiny star.
bidorbuy will waive success fees on this charity auction, ensuring that all of the highest bid amount goes to the benefiting organisation.