Kathryn is a Japanese-speaking Curator, Consultant and Speaker. She collaborates directly with artists and presenters to create contemporary art projects between Sydney & Tokyo, and beyond. She also works as a consultant with some of Australia’s major arts companies including AGNSW and Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Former Head of Creative Programs at the Australian Design Centre, Kathryn led the ADC’s artistic program, devising and commissioning key curatorial, learning & audience engagement projects. Previously Cultural Officer at the Australian Embassy Tokyo, Kathryn managed the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s cultural diplomacy efforts in Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies & Masters in Japanese Literature from the University of Sydney.
“Design 101 came about like many design objects – out of the frustration that it didn’t already exist. I'm looking forward to sharing this rare opportunity to go beyond trends, fashions and consumption, and into the historical context, deeper meaning and creative spirit of the design that surrounds us.”