Kuru Art - Contemporary San Art

Brochures and Information Booklets | Artists Books | Other Publications | Callendars

Brochures and information booklets

  1. Scheepers Catharina (dir.).  1991. Contemporary Bushman Art of Southern Africa:  Kuru Cultural Projectof D’Kar, Botswana. S.I.: Die Republikein Printers.
  2. C. Meyer, T. Mason, P. Brown (dir.).  1996.Contemporary San Art of Southern Africa:  Kuru Art Project, D’kar, Botswana.S. I.: The Artists’ Press
  3. Kuru Art Project, Contemporary San Art. The Artists’ Press
  4. Pole International de la Prehistorie/RUP’ART (co-ed.).  2008. Creer pour exister / Art for Existence:  Les artistes San du Kalahari/San Artists of the Kalahari. Maugein imprimeurs tulle.
  5. Leila Baracchini (ed.).  2014. Rêves de Kalahari/Kalahari Dreams: L’art du KuruArt Project/The art of the Kuru Art Project. Imprimerie des Bergues SA, Carouge.




Artists Books

In 1994 the Kuru Art Project in collaboration with The Artists Press produced the limited edition artist’sbook

QAUQAUA, A San folk story from Botswana told by Coexae Qgam.

This was the first book ever written in a San language, as told by a San person illustrated by San Artists and bound in traditionally tanned goat skin.It contains eleven original lithographs signed by the artists.

In 2001 Qauqaua was selected for the “Voyages Exhibition” of the Smithsonian Institute Libraries and was listed by the Grolier Book Club as one of the top ten highlights of the exhibition.

For more information about this book contact The Artists Press at www.artprintsa.com





Other Publications in Collaboration or about Kuru Art

GOLLIFER Ann, EGNER Jenny. 2011. Dada Coex’ae Qgam.I am one of a kind. I don’t know why I was created.Gaborone: Eggsson books.

This very special limited edition book is a tribute to the late artist Coe’xae Qgam, popularly known as Dada.

For more information about this book contact www.anngollifer.com

NELSON Marilyn. 2012. Ostrich and Lark. Boyds Mills Press.

This is beautiful and poetic children’s story written by Marilyn Nelson and illustrated in bright colours by artists of the Kuru Art Project.

For more information about this book go to www.boydsmillspress.com/bmp/books/picture – books - fiction /ostrich-and-lark


VAN DER CAMP Ankie. 2012. Contemporary San Art: Storytelling art of the Kalahari desert Bushmen on Botswana. La Mongolfiera.





Art of the Kalahari 2018, is available from August 2017. Please contact us if you are interested to buy one. You can see a sample on our face book page.


Our calendar Art of the Kalahari 2017, Contemporary Bushman calendar from the Kuru Art Project, Botswana, is available from begining August 2017. Please contact us if you are interested to buy one. 

Since 1994 the Kuru Art Project has produced a full colour art calendar each year.