Documenting the Rock Art of Dolwe Island, Lake Victoria (Uganda)

Dolwe Island is a beautiful, little-known island in the north east (Ugandan) waters of Lake Victoria, about two hours in a motor boat from the mainland. Only about 50 square kilometres in extent, this island has many … [Read more...]

New rock art recording, Zimbabwe

TARA Chairman, David Coulson, is currently in Zimbabwe working on a joint project with the National Museum and University of Zimbabwe (Dr Ancila Nhamo), supported by the Prince Claus Fund of Amsterdam. Already he and the … [Read more...]

Camels in African rock art

Camels: often called "ships of the desert", you see them on the horizon, you see them at waterholes, you see them winding their way through palm groves and through sand dunes, throughout the Sahara. You also see … [Read more...]

Hiring: Communications officer & bilingual intern!

Trust for African Rock Art is looking for new staff members to add to our team! To help us co-ordinate our growing portfolio of rock art conservation projects in Francophone countries we're searching for recent … [Read more...]

‘Ashes to Ashes, Art to Art’: Kenyan artist blends old and new

While we may never know the complete meanings and intentions behind prehistoric art, it still forms a bridge to the past for us today. It is inspiring to contemplate the worlds that existed at the time the art was made, … [Read more...]

CNN makes film on Kenya’s Endangered Rock Art

In May a team from CNN flew to Kenya to make a film for their Inside Africa Program. Their plan was to make a film about rock art sites threatened by destruction in western Kenya. Visit to site in Nairobi National … [Read more...]

African rock art stamps: square inches of heritage

Are stamps still important in a digital word where letters can be sent at the click of a mouse or tap of a finger? Judging by the fact that people from all over the world are gathered in the hundreds of thousands in New … [Read more...]

Fashionably prehistoric? Fashion in African rock art

One of the things I love about rock art is the many windows into forgotten pasts it opens, and the opportunity to imagine what those pasts might have been like from these small glimpses. We recently found ourselves going … [Read more...]

Shebah home school visit to TARA

Last month we hosted a group of 20 learners and parents from the Sheba Home Schooling group on a visit to learn more about rock art in Africa. The morning began with a presentation on rock art in Africa and Kenya by … [Read more...]

Niger rock art exhibition opens!

TARA’s rock art exhibition opened in Niger last week at Oumarou Ganda Cultural Centre in Niamey. The exhibition highlights the richness and diversity of Niger’s rock engravings and will run from 10th to 23rd May. After … [Read more...]