ABOUT US    Staff

The day to day operations of Linden is managed by a small team of skilled and experienced staff.



Melinda joined the team at Linden as Director in July 2012. Prior to joining Linden, Melinda was the Manager of National Programs and Services at the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) (now Creative Partnerships Australia) and oversaw their professional development and philanthropic programs. Melinda has also worked as the Gallery Manager at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Program Manager at Monash Gallery of Art, Studio Manager for Australian artist John Young and Research Assistant to Dr Chris McAuliffe at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Fine Art & Cinema Studies from The University of Melbourne, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art and Criminology from the University of Melbourne. Melinda is the former Vice President of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria's Board, and currently chairs their fundraising sub-committee.

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Juliette was appointed as the Curator at Linden New Art in May 2017. Juliette’s previous position was Senior Curator and Collection Manager at the Jewish Museum of Australia, where she continues to work as the Special Projects Curator. From 2011 until 2015 Juliette held the roles of Exhibitions Manager and Senior Curator at The Dax Centre. Over the past decade Juliette has worked across a number of commercial and artist-run galleries, as well as maintaining an independent curatorial practice. Juliette holds a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Liverpool (UK).

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LYN JOHNSON Development Manager

Lyn joined the team at Linden New Art in July 2017 and brings over 30 years of experience working in creative industries. Most recently, Lyn was the Deputy Director at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery for the past 8 ½ years. Prior to that she was Assistant Director at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Executive Officer at the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, as well as holding various art boards positions. Lyn holds a Bachelor of Economics with a Major in Art History,  a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Culture and a Masters in Australian Art (all Monash University). In 2010 she curated the first retrospective of artist John Ford Paterson and continues to enjoy her passion of researching forgotten Australian artists.

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TOM PENDER Communications & Media Coordinator

Tom Pender joined Linden in the role of Gallery Administrator (Part Time) in July 2015 and was appointed Communications & Media Coordinator in October 2016. He taught essential study skills to Bachelor of Visual Arts students at the La Trobe University Bendigo. Tom has a background in video production and was videographer for the documentary Lunch with Madame Murat, which screened on SBS January 2009. Tom received a Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons) from La Trobe University Bendigo and is a practicing contemporary artist who uses video and installation to explore autonomous use of space.



JASMIN McNEILL Events & Community Engagement Coordinator

Jasmin joined the team at Linden New Art as an intern in July 2015 and was appointed the role of Acting Gallery Administrator (Part Time) in October 2016. Jasmin was appointed as the Events & Community Engagement Coordinator in September 2017. She is currently undertaking her Master's degree in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture) from Monash University. During her studies, Jasmin has volunteered for Records and Archives at the Melbourne Museum, as a Gallery Assistant at Camden Arts Centre in London and completed a Curatorial Internship at Brunswick Street Gallery. She has also published work in jpg. journal for the Art History Student Society at the University of Melbourne.



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Siying Zhou joined Linden New Art in March 2014 and has worked in the role Gallery Receptionist before taking on the role of Gallery Administrator (Part Time) in July 2015. Her previous roles include: Team Leader at the Australia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013; Program Manager at Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (formerly 24HR Art) from 2007 to 2013. She has been working in the Australian contemporary arts industry since 2007 as a practicing artist, a curator and an arts administrator. Siying. holds a Master of Multimedia Design (Hons) from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney and Bachelor of Visual Arts from Nanjing Art Institute, China. She is currently a candidate of Master of Contemporary Art from Victoria College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.









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