Expertise

Kym Elphinstone

Managing Director & Founder

Kym founded Articulate in 2009, establishing the consultancy as Australia’s premier communications agency focused on the arts and cultural sectors. A former lawyer, she has more than 20 years experience developing strategic communications solutions for leading arts organisations and corporates in the UK, US and Australia and has worked for and consulted with some of the most respected names in the sector including New York’s New Museum, M&C Saatchi Arts London, Art Basel Hong Kong, the Biennale of Sydney, the Australian Ballet, MCA Australia, Sydney Festival and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Rhiannon Broomfield

Melbourne Director

Rhiannon is a PR/communications professional with more than 14 years experience working for high profile arts organisations including Christie’s and Bonhams in the UK and Australia. At Christie’s Rhiannon managed the UK press team, overseeing campaigns for high profile auctions including The Princess Margaret Collection, Dumfries House, Claude Monet, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud and Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge. Rhiannon has worked with Vanity Fair, Bono, The Roald Dahl Foundation, Elizabeth Taylor and Jimmy Choo to co-promote art auctions and events. In Australia, she handled PR for Bonhams’ record-breaking auction of the Grundy Collection.

Claire Martin

Senior Account Director

Claire has 25 years experience in communications and long-standing relationships within arts and media, having managed media relations and PR at the Art Gallery of NSW for 20 years. She assisted leading arts organisations from around the world handling PR for visiting directors and curators from the British Museum, National Gallery London, MoMA New York, Uffizi Gallery Florence, and for benefactors James Fairfax and John Kaldor. Claire has launched art awards for Moet & Chandon and Bulgari and handled stakeholder relations for Gallery partners including Louis Vuitton, American Express, ANZ, Macquarie Bank and UBS, as well as for government agencies.

Rae Begley

Account Director

Rae has over 19 years experience in communications working in Australia and the UK, forming extensive relationships in the fashion, arts and lifestyle sectors. Rae founded Little Hero, one of Australia’s leading fashion and lifestyle PR agencies, in 2007 where she directed and executed campaigns and advised on commercial partner alignments for brands including Romance Was Born, Jenny Kee, P.A.M, Levi’s and adidas. Her experience in the arts extends to projects involving the National Gallery of Victoria, Carriageworks, Art Gallery of NSW, Powerhouse Museum (MAAS), Sydney Theatre Company and Roslyn Oxley Gallery. Rae is also producer of a weekly program on FBi Radio ‘Dusty Fingers’ and is an emerging fine art photographer.

Julia Barnes

Account Manager

Julia is a communications and media strategy professional who has worked across a wide variety of arts projects and within internationally recognised, high profile and also emerging arts festivals and organisations. She has worked with artists practicing a wide variety of disciplines in performance, installation and visual art, theatre, opera, dance, comedy and contemporary music and with organisations as varied as Sydney Festival, Opera Australia, Belvoir and Underbelly Arts Festival. With a background in artist management and representation, where clients included writers, directors, designers and comedians, she has a keen interest in working closely with artists to represent their work. She values dynamic media conversations that generate interaction and passionate engagement with the arts. She holds a Communications Degree from UTS in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies.

Jasmine Hersee

Account Manager

Jasmine has assisted on major campaigns and media events for the Biennale of Sydney, Art Month Sydney, Spectrum Now Festival and Carriageworks. Having gained experience in both the United States and Australia, Jasmine has worked with internationally renowned artists giving her strong skills in media relations, social media and artist relations. Jasmine graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA in Media/Communications and English/Theatre and now assists with managing Articulate’s day-to-day operations, client relations, and campaign management.

David Varga

Videography Partner

David Varga is the founder and director of the Sum of Infinity and is Articulate's official videography partner. We work closely with David to create compelling video content for our clients. A former producer for television (SBS and Foxtel), David has worked in policy for the Australian Film Commission (now Screen Australia), and was Senior Media Adviser at Austrade. In 2015 David was awarded a doctorate for the film Audition Colorée, which achieved official selection at the Portland International Film Festival for its international premiere. David has been awarded two PRIA commendations, and a National Marketing Institute Award for Innovation. He has also received an Australia Council for the Arts grant for literature, has lectured at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in the Master of Screen Arts program, and has taught in the subjects Transnational Media; Media and Power; Audiences, Users, Publics and Communities; at the University of Technology (UTS).

Julie Haslam

Events Consultant

Julie is an innovative, creative and results-driven marketing, operations and business development professional with a talent for event management and experience creation. Julie has worked in major cities around the world, furthering her passion for connectivity: to people, brands and their happenings. She has experience managing a broad range of events from exclusive intimate gatherings to large-scale, major happenings, including projects for Art Basel Hong Kong, Audi Australia, Land Rover, Jaguar, Bang & Olufsen, Banjo & Matilda, Harper’s Bazaar and Austereo.