Who we are

Founded by leading Sydney-based curators Glenn Barkley, Holly Williams and Ivan Muñiz Reed,
The Curators’ Department is an independent agency defined by our commitment to foster a true engagement with artists and enable diverse audiences to experience outstanding creative practice.

We are driven by our core operating principle to create opportunites for artists and access for audiences. With broad ranging experience across the visual arts sector, our individual work has been recognised as exemplifying an innovative, relevant and engaging curatorial vision. Building on this, The Curators’ Department has been established to explore the potential for new models of creative production, cultivating ethical relationships alongside cultural and environmental sustainability. Our business operates along non-profit lines, using accured funds to develop new projects.

We bring a depth of curatorial knowledge to our work, both through the close working relationships we build with artists and in our capacity to connect their extraordinary ideas across audiences and settings. We deliver a wide range of curatorial and arts advisory services from exhibition development and production to art consultancy, valuations and publishing. Our clients include Australian artists and their estates, private collectors, regional galleries, private companies, large public institutions and arts festivals.