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.

Caroline’s most recent project involves working alongside Bec Mac and POPSART as Documentation Collaborators on artist Richard Bell’s work EMBASSY2019 at Venice Biennale in May, 2019. (Her article about this was published in Overland literary magazine in August 2019.)


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.



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.


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, 2017. 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.



@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.


promoting clients, maintaining legitimacy


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