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Qauqaua
A San folk story from Botswana told by Coex'ae Qgam

Item date(s): 1996

Coex'ae Qgam
Mark Attwood


Pages: unpaged
Size: 265mm
Edition: #4/100


Place publication: Johannesburg, RSA
Publisher: The Artists' Press
ISBN: 0-620-20194-0
Cat. 165
Exhibition 1996

Additional notes:
In collaboration with The Kuru Art Project, Gantsi, Botswana. Prospectus and letterpress invitation laid in.

Colophon: 'This book contains eleven colour images which are hand printed aluminium plate lithographs, drawn by the following artisst of the Kuru Art Project: Thamae Setshogo, Coex'ae Qgam (Dada), Qwa Mangana, Cgose Ncoxo, Coex'ae Bob (Enni), and Nxabe Eland. Linocuts by Kuru artists Sobe Sobe, Thamae Kaashe and Qhaequao Moses were scanned and combined with text, before being hand printed on a Vandercook letterpress proof-press. The book was hand printed by Mark Attwood, Paul Emmanuel and Bill Hosterman at The Artists' Press, Johannesburg on 250gsm white Arches paper in a limited edition of 100 plus 20 artists' proofs. Hand bound by Johan Maree, Cape Town, using goat skin which has been tanned by the tannery at D'kar, using elandsboontjie roots. The following people, not mentioned above, were instrumental in the creation of this book: Peter and Maudie Brown, Xguka Krisjan, Willemien and Braam le Roux and Tamar Mason.'

Exhibition notes:
;Item 165 in the exhibition 'Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection' at the Johannesburg Art Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.

'Book Arts: Artists' Books'

Curated by Wilheim van Rensberg and Alet Vorster

AOP Gallery, 44 Stanley Ave, Johannesburg

25 October - 15 November 2014

Samplings: South African Artists' Books

Basement Gallery, WAM

26 March to 6 July 2019

Ref: GB/05208

















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