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Art & People is a Bristol based art advisory service offering guidance to artists & collectors.

Prior to the launch in 2019, founder Claudia Kennaugh, worked in the arts for 15 years. First as a musician and performing artist, then gallery manager, art advisor and partner of the Hollywood Road Gallery, London.​


Over her years co-running the gallery – established by her family in 1980 – she curated countless fairs and exhibitions with hand-sourced artworks from the UK, Europe & South America. She carefully nurtured the careers of their represented artists and offered bespoke services to the gallery collectors, helping them to buy, frame and hang art in their homes. The increasing demand for her personalised approach motivated Claudia to branch out and start an advisory service for artists and collectors alike.

Today, Art & People offers professional development coaching to emerging and mid career artists with one-to-one guidance, online tutorials and workshops. In partnership with studios and charities including Bow Arts Trust, Spike Island, Visual Artists Ireland and Wimbledon Art Studios, Claudia helps to foster thriving artist communities with her interactive group sessions. This year she also joined the BBC One TV programme ‘Make it at Market’ as an artist mentor.


​Claudia’s curating work continues in exhibitions and open calls. In 2022 she launched Precious Postcards, a collection of works on paper by artists in her growing community, to instant success and fundraising for Foodcycle charity. She contributed as a judge for the 2022 Jackson’s Painting Prize and has been invited to speak at the 2023 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Now offering curating workshops with interior designers and art dealers such as Stylelmongers of Bristol, Bristol Upholstery Collective and Collins and Green Art, Claudia gives people the tools to curate their own homes. By guiding artists and collectors simultaneously, Claudia is able to create new connections and opportunities, bringing it all full circle. 

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