Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NAGB director bringing new markets for Bahamian art

Tribune Features Reporter

AS THE new director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), Amanda Coulson plans to stimulate a market for Bahamian art home and abroad. With 20 years of management experience, Ms Coulson said she plans to use her expertise and her networks to expose Bahamian art to the global marketplace.

Prior to her appointment, Ms Coulson and her husband worked in New York and Switzerland co-founding their own contemporary art fairs.

"There are plenty of artists working here already that don't need any further lessons in their artistic practice; it's more a question of developing both a marketplace here at home and teaching them how to market themselves so that they can make a living by their practice," said Ms Coulson.

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