Communications consultancy

Based in Brisbane, southeast Queensland, Caroline Gardam Communications is a boutique communications consultancy.

Caroline works closely with clients to enhance visibility and maintain legitimacy. Her clients benefit from two decades’ communication experience across a range of industries, a knowledge base of practical and academic experience, and the instinct of the innate — if reluctant — marketer. She is an internationally published writer who writes across varied genres, an experienced content director/producer, a structure- and content-focussed editor, and an expert communications strategist.

Our Inside Voices Reflections on COVID-19

Caroline’s most recent projects include co-editing the anthology of Queensland writing, Our Inside Voices, a collection of over 50 essays, memoirs, poems, and stories written as an early creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and working alongside Bec Mac and POPSART as Documentation Collaborators on artist Richard Bell’s work EMBASSY2019 at Venice Biennale in May, 2019.

Caroline’s article about this was published in Overland literary magazine in August 2019 and her photograph of the project is featured on the cover of The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions.


Richard Bell with his work … no tin shack … on the Venetian lagoon, May 2019


Richard Bell, EMBASSY (2013 – ongoing), Venice, May 2019


Bell’s project in Venice, EMBASSY2019, comprised two artworks. The new work, … no tin shack …, is photographed here passing Bell’s EMBASSY outside Giardini Marinaressa, Venice, Italy.

Caroline Gardam Communications managed international media for EMBASSY2019, which was featured in The Guardian Australia, The Guardian International, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, Art Almanac, Art Guide, Vault Magazine, and Artshub. As co-producer of POPSART, she produced a suite of video artwork with Richard Bell (later exhibited at ‘OK Democracy We Need to Talk’, Campbelltown Art Centre) and documented EMBASSY’s participants in interviews such as the one below.



Media production

As co-producer of media entity POPSART, Caroline has worked with clients including Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Brisbane, Milani Gallery, Fireworks Gallery, La Boîte Theatre, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Powerhouse, University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Writers Festival, Metro Arts, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Sunpac, Opera Queensland, Access Arts, and artist Richard Bell.


POPSART: Bec Mac interviews Polytoxic’s Lisa Faalafi & Leah Shelton at Brisbane Powerhouse for the Brisbane Festival.



Image from Brisbane Arcade's 2017 magazine styled and edited by Caroline Gardam
All the jewels. Photographer: Cory Rossiter. Model: Jessica Cavallaro, Chic. Art direction and styling: Caroline Gardam. Client: Brisbane Arcade


Marketing and communication

Caroline has enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with Brisbane Arcade and the Mayne Trusts, from working as marketing manager to an ongoing freelance relationship as writer, editor, and producer. She is currently working to create content around Brisbane Arcade’s 95th birthday activities.


One Wybelenna
Marketing image used across web, print, and social media. Photographer: Mark Lane
Model: Camille, Chic. Art direction and styling: Caroline Gardam. Client: One Wybelenna.



Caroline managed marketing and communications for Brisbane’s leading luxury day spa from its launch in 2014 until 2018.



Gardams Fabrics
The Brisbane Arcade 2017 magazine
TRACE4101: media, communications, and social media
Brisbane Arcade’s 90th birthday events: a week-long fashion and retail celebration
The Ancient Breeder
Brisbane Arcade Spring 2015 magazine
Plastic Bag Free Queensland for Queensland Conservation Council
Ekka wool parades:  50 fashion parades over 10 days at the RNA’s ekka
minni magazine 1998 – 2001
@TRACE4101 Instagram feed

Teaching and writing

School of Communication and Arts (formerly English, Media Studies, and Art History), University of Queensland

School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology

Caroline Gardam’s writing has been published in Australian newspapers, journals, and magazines. You’ll find some (archived book reviews in particular) on this website.

Enquire here regarding custom publishing, corporate writing and editing, copywriting, creative art direction and image making, event production, or ghostwriting.