Who we are


Founded in 2015 by leading Sydney-based curators Glenn Barkley, Holly Williams and Ivan Muñiz Reed,
The Curators’ Department is an independent agency defined by a commitment to foster a true engagement with artists and enable diverse audiences to experience outstanding creative practice.

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.

Over the last three+ years we have delivered a wide range of curatorial and arts advisory services from exhibition development and production to art consultancy, valuations and publishing. Our clients have included Australian artists and their estates, private collectors, regional galleries, private companies, large public institutions and arts festivals.

In late 2018 we have reduced the number of projects we are undertaking as we pursue a range of activities beyond the company including making art, completing a phd and producing a large museum exhibition.