… As art gallery plans to sell contemporary art online
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
START Art Gallery which opened in September 2017 is an art gallery that not only offers consulting services and coordinating various art-related activities but is one of the few private galleries in Windhoek.
The gallery is administered by two curators, Helen Harris and Gina Figuera who have since its inception curated more than a dozen exhibitions in Windhoek at its original premises, StArt @ The Wolfshack as well as the Goethe-Institut and the National Art Gallery of Namibia.
StArt Art Gallery has now planned to officially launch their online sales platform www.startartgallery.com. The website is already live but the much anticipated sales platform will be unveiled at the launch.
According to Harris and Figuera, the launch of the online sales platform will be accompanied by a StArt Online exhibition of artworks for sale on the website.
This exhibition will feature works by 12 Namibian artists featured on www. startartgallery.com. These artists include Laimi Mbangula, Petrus Amuthenu, Nicky Marais, Fillipus Sheehama, Rudolf Seibeb, Elisia Nghidishange, Lok Kandjengo, Ismael Shivute, Tony Figueira, Mateus Alfeus, Lynette Diergaardt and Barbara Böhlke. “This curated sales platform will offer easy access to anybody who would like to purchase contemporary Namibian art from within Namibia as well as internationally,” Harris explained.
“From private individuals to interior designers to corporate companies, it will be as simple as a few clicks to find the perfect unique Namibian artwork for your needs.” According to Figuera, StArt Art Gallery works closely with artists to facilitate continued development of their artistic and professional practice.
“We believe that a strong online presence is essential to bringing contemporary Namibian art into the global realm, and to further develop the visual arts industry.” Figuera said.
Their online domain www.startartgallery.com , will replace their physical gallery venue as of the end of July.
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