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STORY

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

Art & People founder, Claudia Kennaugh, has worked in the arts for over 15 years. First as a musician and performing artist, then gallery manager, art advisor and partner of the Hollywood Road Gallery, London.

 

The gallery was established by her parents in 1980 and it's been their way of life as a family ever since. During her years working there, Claudia nurtured the careers of many artists and curated countless fairs & exhibitions with hand-selected artworks from UK, Europe & South America. In 2017, Claudia started an advisory service for the gallery collectors to help them find, frame and hang art for their homes. With artist growth at the heart of Claudia's approach, it was natural to then expand the service to advise artists as well.

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Since the launch of Art & People in 2019, Claudia has supported the professional development of artists in the UK, Europe and North America with one-to-one guidance, workshops and online tutorials. In partnership with organisations including Bow Arts Trust, Wimbledon Art Studios, Spike Island and Visual Arts South West, Claudia delivers workshops and talks to help to foster thriving artist communities. 

Claudia continues to curate people’s homes with artworks from her growing community. Her vibrant curatorial eye is eagerly sought after and in Spring 2022 she was invited to judge the Jackson’s Painting Prize. 

 

Her empathetic understanding of what it takes to live off your art and inside knowledge of the industry are a rare combination. By guiding artists and collectors simultaneously, Claudia is able to create new connections and opportunities, bringing it all full circle. 

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