In contemporary Africa, the Bushman artists of the Kuru Art Project bring back the role of art as an expressive outlet for their traditions and recent life experiences, as their ancestors had done in the many rock paintings all over Southern Africa. The Kuru Art Project encourages and assists these artists by exposing them to contemporary art materials and techniques, as well as the administration and marketing of their art, which has become a much-needed economic resource for this group of artists and their community.
They work in different media and techniques, including oil on canvas, linocuts, drypoint engravings, and lithography. After thirty years, the group is well known and their art has been exhibited in more than 15 countries globally with about 160 exhibitions. They have won many awards, and their work is to be found in private and public collections throughout the world.