The Embassy of Switzerland will celebrate Botswana’s cultural heritage in the rich culture of the San by hosting an exhibition titled: Of Elands and Giraffes and Tea Cups and Helicopters and the First People of the Kalahari’. The exhibition will take place at the National Art Gallery in Gaborone on November 12, 2018.
“With this exhibition we hope to show the light of art, of colour, of creativity. Hosting such an event continues to make a resounding impact not only to the Kgalagadi region but also the nation,” said the embassy in a statement.
Ambassador of Switzerland to Botswana Helene Budliger Artieda says the exhibition represents a quest for identity in an ever-changing world and a celebration of culture and creativity in modern day society by a group of San artists strongly rooted in their past traditions.
The Kuru Art Project is one of the projects of the Kuru Development Trust and is situated in D’Kar in Western Botswana. The Kuru Development Trust was founded in 1986 and has since then aimed to support the marginalized San in the D’Kar community to improve their lives and promote, preserve and strengthen their cultural values.