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 has been a member of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria's Board from 2013 to 2018, serving as Vice President of the Board from 2014-16, has previously chaired their fundraising sub-committee from 2017-18.

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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. 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 in Melbourne, 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 & Marketing 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 stepped into the role of Events & Community Engagement Coordinator in September 2017. She has experience in various not-for-profit organisations including Melbourne Museum and Camden Arts Centre, London in curatorial projects, public programs, arts education, festivals and publications. Jasmin is a current member of BLINDSIDE Board of Directors and has recent experience as Creative Producer for Mudfest arts festival at The University of Melbourne, Gallery Administrator for Linden New Art, Gallery Assistant for Gippsland Art Gallery, Treasurer for the Art History Student Society and Sub-editor for .jpg Art Journal. She is undertaking a Masters of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Culture from Monash University.



MADELINE FERME Gallery Administrator

Madeline joined Linden as a volunteer in 2014 before being appointed to the role of Gallery Administrator in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Sociology) and a Master of Art Curatorship (Research) from the University in Melbourne. In addition to her role at Linden, Madeline has worked within the Commercial Operations department at the National Gallery of Victoria since 2015.

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SOPHIE GERHARD Gallery Administrator

Sophie began her position as Gallery Administrator in July 2018. She holds an Undergraduate degree in Art History with Museum Studies from the University of Leeds and a Masters in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne. Sophie has a background working in various art and museum organisations spanning the UK, Spain and Australia, including VIP Assistant at Frieze London, Curatorial Intern at the Jewish Museum of Australia and Editor of .jpg Art Journal.

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