About Us

StArt Art Gallery shows the work of some of Namibia’s most exciting contemporary artists. With a regular programme of solo and group exhibitions, both online and at physical locations, we curate critical projects that add to the growing archive of information available to researchers, collectors and art enthusiasts. Our StArt Storeroom in Windhoek can be visited by appointment only. The majority of our exhibitions are now hosted at The Sweet Side of Thingz on Independence Avenue , a cosy café whose owners have a passion for the arts. However, to find out what other exhibitions might currently be on view visit the exhibitions page of this website or check out our social media

The gallery was established in 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia with a view to create a supportive environment for contemporary artists, exposing their work to a wider local and international audience. StArt Art Gallery was founded by Helen Harris and Gina Figueira. StArt Art Gallery continues to be managed by Helen Harris, whose approach to curation is influenced by her background in sculpture and art history.

Since 2017 StArt Art Gallery has held a varied programme of exhibitions at its former premises as well as at the Goethe-Institut, the National Art Gallery of Namibia and various pop-up locations. From 2019 to 2021 StArt Art Gallery functioned primarily as an online gallery with a strong focus on generating a meaningful record of contemporary art from Namibia. 

StArt Art Gallery works with a mixed pool of artists who are emerging, mid-career and well established. This work includes stand-alone curated projects as well as ongoing gallery representation. These artists work across a variety of media, including painting, textiles, sculpture, printmaking and photography. We choose to work with artists who are constantly engaging with and pushing their creative practice in order to further develop their concepts and techniques.  

To find out more about us and see what we have to offer, follow us on instagram or sign up to our mailing list for more information and regular updates. StArt Art Gallery is also the host of ‘An Everyday Archive of Independence’ an ongoing collaborative endeavour co-curated by Ndapwa Alweendo.