Monday, 11 August 2014

A workshop in the Kalahari

A week ago, 4 delegates of the Art Project travelled the 2000 kms that separate Hamburg (South Africa) from the small village of D'kar in the Kalahari Desert.

After driving 2 full days, Carol, Nomfusi, Flo and Sino arrived in the heart of this Naro village: Kuru Art Project - a San art studio specialised in print-making.

During 3 days, Carol, Flo and Nomfusi ran a textile design and embroidery workshop while Sino was being trained at colour print-making.

For the past 3 years, Keiskamma and Kuru have developed flourishing partnership under the leadership of their artistic directors: Carol Hofmeyr and Maudie Brown. 

This partnership led to several exhibitions, in Gaborone (Botswana), Stellenbosch and Kirstenbosch (South Africa), and in London (UK). 
It is also the basis of the very successful Kuru range that you can now also find at Kuru Art Project: