StArt Art Gallery is an independent gallery with an online platform
www.startartgallery.com and a physical presence in Namibia and abroad through pop-up
exhibitions, markets and art fairs. StArt Art Gallery offers art consulting services in
Namibia for private individuals, corporates and other institutions for purchasing or
commissioning artworks. Additionally, StArt Art Gallery offers curatorial, arts
administration and facilitation services.
StArt Art Gallery opened its doors at its first premises in Macadam Street, Windhoek, to
the public in late September 2017. It was founded by Namibian curators Helen Harris and
Gina Figueira. Both Helen and Gina were born and grew up in Windhoek, Namibia. Gina
received an honours degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the university currently known as
Rhodes in 2015 and a Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of
Leeds in 2019. Helen graduated with an honours in Fine Art (Sculpture), with a second
major in Social Anthropology, in 2014 from the University of Cape Town and Masters in
Contemporary Curating from Manchester School of Art in 2019. Since graduating Gina
and Helen have worked actively in the Namibian art world, curating exhibitions for the
public and private sector. In 2016 and 2017 Helen and Gina worked at the National Art
Gallery of Namibia as curators. During this time they created strong ties to Namibian
artists and the arts community. Start Art Gallery is a product of their shared vision for the
future of Namibian art.
Gina Figueira & Helen Harris
177 on Independence.