ArtsPeople is a curatorial consultancy that brings the arts and people together.
From exhibitions and events, to residencies, school incursions and everything in-between, we create dynamic experiences to enrich and inspire.
It’s the cornerstone of what we do. We build trust and nurture long-term relationships with a network of creative talents across Australia and Japan.
With a focus on Australian and Japanese contemporary art, craft and design, we create meaningful experiences for audiences of all ages.
We develop long-term relationships with the public, private and education sectors across Australia and Japan, from museums and galleries, to businesses, government agencies, universities, and schools.
We assemble teams of highly skilled professionals to collaboratively deliver on the needs of a project.
We’re curators, producers, writers, designers, consultants, creative strategists, programmers, researchers, connectors….we’re arts people.
ArtsPeople was founded by Kathryn Hunyor and Danielle Robson, bringing together over 30 years’ experience in the arts, corporate, and government sectors.
We founded ArtsPeople as two curators keen to be part of the new (art) world order – where expectations for how people connect with art and design are growing exponentially. Armed with lots of ideas, a list of talented people we wanted to work with, and a particular bent towards participatory art experiences across Australia and Japan, we set up shop.
Responding to the needs of each client, we assemble teams of the best arts people in the business, from exhibition designers, to installers, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers.
Kathryn Hunyor is a Japanese-speaking curator, creative producer and presenter specialising in Japanese-Australian contemporary art projects. Former Head of Creative Programs at Object: Australian Design Centre, Kathryn led the strategic direction of Object’s creative program, developing and commissioning key curatorial, learning, digital and audience engagement projects. Previously Cultural Officer at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Kathryn lead the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s cultural diplomacy efforts in Japan. She produced Ancient Future a major Australian arts festival across Japan, and devised programs for advancing Australia’s artistic interests. Her qualifications include a Master of Arts, Japanese Studies, Sydney University.
Danielle Robson is a curator, writer and creative producer who specialises in contemporary art, craft and design. Former Creative Programs Manager at Object: Australian Design Centre, Danielle curated major nationally touring exhibitions including CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade and HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics. Danielle co-curated SafARI 2010 & 2012, the ‘unofficial’ fringe festival to the Biennale of Sydney, showcasing emerging Australian artists. Prior to moving into the arts sector, Danielle worked in brand communications and design, helping to position some of Australia’s leading brands. Her qualifications include a Master of Art Administration from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and a Bachelor of Law and Media from Macquarie University.