holly williams


Co-founder of The Curators' Department, Holly Williams is an innovative curator, writer and researcher with a focus on the unnoticed or overlooked aspects of contemporary living. Working closely with artists, she has actively sought out ways for diverse audiences to experience outstanding creative practice and gain an enriched understanding of the material world around them. With more than 15 years of experience in all areas of exhibition production, she has worked on projects across contemporary art, design, architecture, science, archival collections, time-based and digital media for a diverse range of settings and audiences.

A skilled creative producer specialising in interdisciplinary practices, Williams is adept at initiating and delivering complex exhibitions, site-specific projects in public spaces, cross-institutional collaborations, dynamic public programs and developing successful audience engagement strategies.  She completed a Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney in 2005.

Williams is Director of The Curators’ Department and is currently working on projects for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra in the role of Senior Curator.