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Bumble Books was nominated for the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher: Africa 2015 -  the only South African Children’s Book Publisher of five selected from Africa.


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Robin Stuart-Clark's storyboard for an animated film Glider [1974] has been restored from negative litho film, scanned and reconfigured digitally as close to the way the original artwork – some 100 linocut single colour black prints – was exhibited, albeit briefly, in November 1974.

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Levaillant’s Legacy – A History of South African Ornithology

Roy Siegfried: a remarkable synthesis of the history

of the development of the study of birds in South Africa.

print matters heritage

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Life in Art – The Karen McKerron Gallery

by Karen McKerron and edited by Robin Stuart-Clark, with contributions from

exhibitors, curators and reviewers  - 

the biography of a gallery that for eighteen years hosted and nurtured the

work of an alphabet of South African painters, printmakers, ceramicists

and sculptors, most of whom are today well-known international artists.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 – print matters heritage


Clifford Mpai – a way of seeing  

with contributions from art historians, reviewers, and contemporary artists:

although his work features in many major South African public and

corporate art collections, Clifford Mpai (b1937) has received little national

exposure or public recognition. 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 – print matters art & crafts


My Dear Eve – Letters from Camdeboo  - Volumes 1 and 2

edited by Professor Paul Walters and illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark:

a collection of letters written by Sita Palmer to Eve Palmer about all aspects of a

farming family’s life in the Karoo. Many of the letters lay the groundwork

for the two books by EvePalmer about the farm.

More than 400 in number, the letters cover the years 1961 to 1993.

VOLUME 1 / MARCH 2016 – print matters heritage

VOLUME 2 / JUNE 2016 – print matters heritage

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Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage.

Bumble Books, our illustrated children's book imprint, showcases new South African illustrators and authors, with an emphasis upon fun and entertainment.

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Bibliophiles & Collectors

COLLECTORS' EDITION; Nita Spilhaus (1878–1967) and her artist friends in the Cape in the early twentieth century
by Peter Elliott

Nita Spilhaus (1878–1967) and her artist friends in the Cape in the early twentieth century Timed to coincide with the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of this painter’s work,...More info

COLLECTORS' EDITION: South African Flowering Trees - a botanical adventure through history
by Rob Wood

Many books are written about trees, but few give a complete picture: what do they look like? Where do they come from? How do they...More info

Against all odds - George Pemba: his life and works
by Sarah Hudleston

George Mnyaluza Pemba is a great South African Artist. He was born 2 April 1912 in Korsten, Port Elizabeth. At the age of 16 he...More info

COLLECTORS' EDITION: The Artist in the Garden - The Quest for Moses Tladi
by Angela Read Lloyd

In December 1931 Moses Tladi became the first black artist ever to exhibit in the South African National Gallery. During the 1930s Tladi achieved a...More info

COLLECTORS' EDITION: Sandra McGregor - 'Onse artist' in District Six
by Dolores Fleischer

In 1966, under the Group Areas Act of 1950, District Six was declared a white area by the Nationalist government. Between 1966 and 1982 approximately...More info