1000PrintsNoFootPrints

R1000 000 is the amount needed to purchase an 11-Hectare plot of land up the East Coast of South Africa, where I aim to undertake a lifetime project of Reforestation Work and to build a Creative Retreat. I currently have first option on the sale of the property but the offer to purchase must be made before the end of October, when the property will be placed on the market for other buyers.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1000printsnofootprints--2#/

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1000printsnofootprints--2#/

In connection with the Reward System of Crowdfunding, I (Chris Auret) will be hosting an Online and Physical Exhibition of art available as rewards for donations towards the campaign. The show will be made made primarily of Limited Edition Prints of original paintings and photographs of personal work, but also include writings, films, sounds and more by myself, as well collaborators and friends. These rewards will vary depending on the value of their donation.

The full exhibition of rewards will LAUNCH ONLY 13–23 October 2016 (10 days) Online and Physically, when you as a contributor will be able to select your reward.

Contributors of R1000 ($70) or more towards the Indiegogo Campaign, will be able to select an artwork from the Prints Catalogue, with free distribution and postage to all major cities in the World, upon the campaign reaching its target of R1 000 000 ($70 000) before 31 October.

R1000 x 1000 Prints = R1 000 000 Target!​

See Preview of & Friends Print Catalogue

See Full REWARDS BREAK DOWN

​ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

(PERFORMANCE PIECE):​

To show my dedication towards the cause, my faith in the power of community and good intention, draw attention to the campaign, as well as to personally challenge myself and my commitments, I will be taking a vow of absolute silence and living in the gallery window throughout the 10 days of the physical exhibition. Essentially, I will be a homeless man on display for the world. I will remain confined to the window, even if the target has been reached, practicing a Vipassana-type Silent Meditation schedule of roughly 12 hours meditation a day and live-painting a piece to be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition. There will also be a live web-cam of the performance online.

It is extremely important to know there will be more information on the exhibition in the days and weeks to follow.

SO WATCH THIS SPACE for updates on the LAND, the EXHIBITION and HOW YOU CAN HELP:​

#1000PrintsNoFootPrints

On Instagram: @chris_auret

Facebook: facebook.com/auretart

& my Website: www.auret-art.com

Facebook 1000Prints Catalogue Preview

WHY R 1000 000 ($70 000 / £52 000 / €62 000)? ​

R1 000 000 is the amount needed to purchase an 11-Hectare plot of land up the East Coast of South Africa, where I aim to undertake a lifetime project of Reforestation Work and to build a Creative Retreat.

I currently have first option on the sale of the property but the offer to purchase must be made before the end of October, when the property will be placed on the market for other buyers. I had been searching for land when this space found me, just a few weeks ago. Born out of frustration at the current state of our fragile world, I realised the need for personal action. To be the CHANGE I want to see. To start a way of life moving with nature, instead of against it. As well as a need for a quiet space to facilitate artistic and spiritual practices. And then to share that space with others.

I am 100% certain this is the space for the vision. And I need your help to join me in making this dream a reality. It’s not just my vision, it’s your vision and therefore OUR VISION. It’s still growing and has endless possibilities for the greater good of our environment and our creative hearts.​

WHY #1000PrintsNoFootPrints ?

The campaign is based on the idea of gifting a Limited Edition & Signed Print as a reward for a donation of R1000 ($70 / £52 / €62).

1000 Prints x R1000 = R1000 000! ​

Will you be 1 of those 1000 or MORE?!​

As truthful as most clichés sound, every little bit counts, BIG or SMALL!​

  • For every R1000 ($70) donated, you will be rewarded with another print.
  • For donations less than R1000 ($70), DON’T WORRY! We still love you! You will also be rewarded with a Limited Edition & Signed POSTCARD, of your choice and more (see details below).​
  • PRINTS will be just smaller than A3 in size, POSTCARDS will be A5 in size.
  • FREE DISTRIBUTION & POSTAGE TO ALL MAJOR CITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
  • ALL DONATIONS to receive downloads of MUSIC & WRITINGS by myself and friends.​
  • ECO-FRIENDLY PRINTING

See Full REWARDS BREAK DOWN

​VISION FOR THE LAND?​

1. Erase Our Human Footprints as Far and Wide as Possible:

  • Revival of the bordering Indigenous, Afrotemporate, Forest and Fynbos, up and over the land itself.
  • Reforestation; by eradicating the invasive alien species such as Pine, Wattle and Blue gum across the property.
  • Preservation of the endangered plant and animal species in the area.
  • Practice Sustainable Living:
  • Eco-construction: Using alien vegetation from property as a building and monetary resource
  • Use of Recycled and Eco-friendly materials for building, e.g. tyres, glass, clay, wood, etc
  • Use of New Age, sustainable, building models, e.g. earth-ships, temporary structures, wood cabins, etc.
  • Extensive Permaculture methods
  • Community involvement
  • As many Off-the grid living methods as possible; such as solar power, collection of rain water, eco-friendly toilets, etc
  • Production of Bee-Friendly Fynbos Honey

2. To Build a Creative Retreat:

  • A space for you to escape the chaotic and estranged urban environment, to explore yourself within the nature.
  • A place to write a book, record an album, paint a series of works, read up on that topic you’ve always wanted to read up on but never had quite the stillness or the energy to do so.
  • A space to DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, while supporting a GOOD CAUSE.
  • A space being Yours to visit, therefore OURS more than just mine. ​​

WHO AM I, CHRIS AURET?​

  • A South African Artist and Maker of things (paintings, murals, photographs, films, writings, sounds and more), currently residing in Cape Town. (WEBSITE)
  • Full, detailed, biography HERE
  • A man on a mission for the greater good of our environment with you.

#1000PrintsNoFootPrints

On Instagram: @chris_auret

Facebook: facebook.com/auretart

& my Website: www.auret-art.com/

Facebook 1000Prints Catalogue Preview

A sneak peak below of available Prints, full catalogue to launch from 13–23 October

Chris Auret — “Broken Home (N2, South Africa)” — www.auret-art.com

Cassandra Hellberg — “The long winding road following the path of your heart” — www.rainbowsage.com

Nick Burton-Moore — “Head in the Crowds” — http://bit.ly/2dsUuWX

Mikey Burey — www.mikeyburey.co.uk // Instagram: @mikeyburey

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1000printsnofootprints--2#/

PHYSICAL AND ONLINE EXHIBITION 13–23 October 2016:​

  • DONATIONS ARE OPEN NOW as contributors leave contact details for their Rewards to be chosen UPON CAMPAIGN SUCCESS.
  • ONLINE via my Website & Indiegogo
  • PHYSICAL show to take place at the MUTI GALLERY, in Cape Town (13–23 Oct). Facebook Event details HERE.
  • ONLY ONCE THE EXHIBITION HAS GONE LIVE will you be able to VIEW THE FULL CATALOGUE of Art and choose your Reward, depending on your donation.
  • The campaign will peak with the opening of the PHYSICAL exhibition, housed at the MUTI GALLERY in Cape Town, where a number of Original Works and Prints will be on display.
  • During the physical exhibition, I will be doing somewhat of a performance piece, taking a VOW OF ABSOLUTE SILENCE AND LIVING IN THE GALLERY WINDOW FOR 10 DAYS.​

PLEASE feel free to POST and SHARE ANYTHING I CREATE, using #1000PrintsNoFootPrints

FEEL FREE TO TAKE THE CAMPAIGN INTO YOUR OWN HANDS in order to raise money for the project or HELP SHARE IN THE VISION.

THANK YOU in advance for taking part in the campaign.

Thank you in advance for listening or reading.

Thank you in advance for your support. It means the world to me.

OH, HOW I LOVE YOU ALL!

#1000PrintsNoFootPrints

On Instagram: @chris_auret

Facebook: facebook.com/auretart

& my Website: www.auret-art.com/

Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1000printsnofootprints--2#/