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.
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).
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.
Design & Marketing Coordinator
Mathieu started working at Linden New Art in May 2019. He previously worked as graphic & web designer and communication manager at
Alliance Française Melbourne as well as for several Alliance Française organisations in Australia and around the world. Mathieu is also a
trained photographer & videographer. He worked as graphic designer in France for cultural institutions such as the Classical Music
Academy in Brittany, Artists in Hospitals associations and film festivals. Mathieu studied Art in France at Lille University, as well as
graphic design and communication at Rennes Fine Art School in France.
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.
Hana Vasak joined Linden in the role of Gallery Administrator in May 2019. Hana’s experience across the arts includes arts administration
and education, community engagement, curatorial projects, events, fundraising and front-of-house operations. She has been involved in
various arts and cultural organisations and spaces including Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Department of Foreign Affairs
Immigration and Trade for the Federal Republic of West Papua. Hana is currently also working as the Front of House Coordinator at the
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and a member of the BLINDSIDE Board acting as Sponsorship coordinator. Hana holds a Master of Arts
Management as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University.
Sebastian began his position as Gallery Administrator in May 2019. He holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts specialising in photography
from RMIT University as well as a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne. Sebastian has a background in arts
administration having previously worked in the Arts and Culture department at RMIT University.
Chloé joined Linden as the Volunteer Officer in May 2019 with an extensive background in arts-based volunteering. Some of her own volunteer
highlights include working as a Team Leader at Midsumma 2019, Assistant Cultural Producer (Intern) at Kingston Arts, Centre for Contemporary
Photography and Arts Project Australia. Chloé is in her final year of the Master of Arts Management at RMIT University and is a member of
the First Site Committee 2019, where she organises a dynamic range of public programs and events for students and the wider community. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Cultural Studies) from the University of Sydney.
FRAN SHARP & TOM SULLIVAN
Exhibition installation staff