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Curating / Art Consulting / Art Project Management

With extensive experience in many aspects of art project curation, development and management and extensive professional networks, we can provide expert advice on pretty much any facet of your next arts or cultural event or project. 


We select artists and/or artworks; identify opportunities; curate, plan or scope projects; advise on procurement models; develop artwork briefs; commission specific work - be it temporary, permanent, site-specific.


We curate and deliver exhibitions, festivals, collections, programs.


We develop creative strategies, artist briefs, frameworks, guidelines and undertake audits of collections. We research, benchmark, consult, plan, budget, survey, brainstorm, discuss, advocate, advise, select, plan, manage, deliver!

We help select artists or artworks for new developments, office fit-outs, private homes, corporate and government collections.  We work with developers, architects, government agencies, galleries, infrastructure clients, interior designers, and as part of design teams helping to find the right artist or artwork for a project, purchasing existing work or commissioning artists to make new works as required.

Recent curatorial projects by Global Art Projects

Making the Metro Tunnel: Reflections by Contemporary Australian Artists.  Exhibition at Domain House 2023.

Artists: Troy Agyros, Kenny Pittock, Jenna Lee, Iluka Sax-Williams (with Dan Bowran), Michelle Hamer, Daniel Agdag, Chelsea Gustaffson, Harley Manifold, Emma Coulter, Tai Snaith, Dianna Wells, Caitlin Klooger, Oliver Ashworth-Martin.

Curatorial Consultant and Exhibition Manager: Lisa Warrener, Global Art Projects

Client: Metro Tunnel Creative Program for Rail Projects Victoria.

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Jon Rendel Degraves Expresso, Melbourne, 2020.jpg
Jon Rendel, Waiter, Café Les Deux Magots, 1978.jpg
Claire Ropartz, La Belle Miette, Melbourne, 2020.jpg
Claire Ropartz, Les poseurs, Paris, 2015.jpg

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins room refurbishment artwork commissions. 2022. Some of the 2,500 original photographs of Melbourne and Paris commissioned.


Artists: Jon Rendell and Claire Ropartz.

Curator: Donald Williams, Global Art Projects
Client: AMP Capital Investors (Sofitel Melbourne On Collins room refurbishment) 

Previous projects by Global Art Projects

Lyons architects exhibition for the Venice Architecture Biennale, managed by Global Art Projects

Lara Merret artwork for Restaurant 35.  Artist selected and painting commissioned by Global Art Projects

Gosia Wlodarczak performance drawing,  part of an Artist in Residence project developed by Global Art Projects

Jacqueline Frazer installation for the New Zealand pavilion, Venice Biennale of Art.  Feasibility study and project management by Global Art Projects

Ani O'Neill interactive community engagement artwork curated and managed by Global Art Projects as part of Festival Melbourne project

Richard Dunn artwork commissioned by Global Art Projects for private client office fitout

A selection of projects highlighting the breadth of our practice:

  • Curatorial Consultant and Exhibition Manager, Making the Metro Tunnel: Reflections by Contemporary Australian Artists, an exhibition of exploring the construction of the Metro Tunnel in Melbourne through the creative lens of contemporary artists. (Development 2020 - 2023, Exhibition March - May 2023)

  • Art Consultant, GPT Group, curatorial advice on artworks for redeveloped office building (2022)

  • Art Consultant, AMP Capital Investors, commissioning of 2,500 original photographs of Paris and Melbourne for hotel room refit (2021 - 2022).

  • Curatorial Consultant, Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Preparation of comprehensive Art Strategy (2020)

  • Curatorial Advisor, Temporary Art and Activation Projects for Metro Tunnel Creative Program, Melbourne (2018 - ongoing)

  • Curatorial concept for a retrospective exhibition of Canadian Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook and her legacy for Melbourne, supported by Canada Council and Canada International (2019). 

  • Arts Consultant on the establishment of a private museum for art and historical objects in Yangon Myanmar. (2015-2016)

  • Consultant Curator to Altus Development, advising on artists and commissioning of new artworks indoor public spaces and exterior facades. (2016)

  • Commissioning Curator for a range of new artworks for Restaurant 35, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

  • Art Consultant advising on selection and purchase of new artworks for various corporate clients

  • Consultant Curators to Queensland Health and Qld Project Services on the development of an art-in-health program and the commissioning of site specific artworks for the new Qld Children’s Hosptial in Brisbane. Our recommendations and suggested artwork commissions have now been implemented. (2011-2012)

  • Curator urban art projects for Redland Hospital (Qld Health/Qld Project Services), Prince Charles Hospital (Qld Health/Qld Project Services), Milton Main Street redevelopment (Brisbane City Council Qld). 

  • Cultural Producer to the State Government of Victoria through its Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination (OCGC) to managing all exhibitions and visual arts components of Festival Melbourne 2006, the Cultural Festival for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.  For this multi-million dollar project GAP directly commissioned and produced over 20 simultaneous exhibitions and arts projects by artists from throughout the Commonwealth. (2004-2006)

  • Exhibition Manager for Australia’s official representation in the Venice Biennale of Art for the Australia Council for the Arts for five events. This required us to manage exhibition development, artist and curator liaison, logistics, international freight and customs arrangements, on-site installation and management in Venice, pavilion staffing, financial management and the coordination of marketing and promotion.  

  • Creative Consultant to Creative New Zealand (the Arts Council of New Zealand) to undertake a feasibility report on NZ’s participating in the Venice Biennale and was engaged to manage the first two official New Zealand representations at the Venice Biennale.

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