ABOUT US Staff
The day to day operations of Linden is managed by a small team of skilled and experienced staff.
MELINDA MARTIN Director
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 Vice President of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria's Board.
EMMA MATTHEWS Public Programs Manager
Emma joined the team as the acting Public Program Manager at Linden in July 2013 and was appointed to the role in March 2014. Emma is responsible for developing and coordinating the range of public programs for Linden. She has edited, written and managed several art book projects including: Wilbow 25: 25 years of the Wilbow Collection of Australian Art and Mark Strizic: Marvelous to Modern. She has worked as the Education and Public Programs Manager at Monash Gallery of Art and was the Gallery Manager at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Art History) from the University of Melbourne and a Postgraduate Diploma (Arts Curatorship & Museum Management) from the University of Melbourne. Emma is currently an approved valuer for the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program in Australian photography after 1900.
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.
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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.
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 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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