Community Conversations: Alison Inglis and Melinda Martin

Episode 4: Alison Inglis in conversation with Melinda Martin

In the next discussion in our Community Conversations series, Associate Professor Alison Inglis chats with Melinda Martin – the Director of Linden New Art and a Faculty of Arts alum.

Linden New Art supports brave new art by mid-career artists and engages visitors through inspiring, thought-provoking exhibitions of new work. The organisation also hosts students from our Master of Arts and Cultural Management and Master of Art Curatorship programs in a unique student engagement program.

Alison Inglis is an Associate Professor in the Art History program and coordinates our Master of Art Curatorship course.

Alison Inglis
Alison Inglis

About Alison Inglis

Alison Inglis AM is an Associate Professor in the Art History program at the University of Melbourne. She coordinates the Master of Art Curatorship course and teaches subjects on art museum management, and the history of artistic materials and techniques.

Alison also researches and publishes in the areas of nineteenth-century British and Australian colonial art. Her experience in the field of curatorial studies is reflected in her membership of various museum boards over many years. One of her recent publications (co-authored) is: Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening Our Eyes, Thames & Hudson, (2018).

Melinda Martin
Melinda Martin – image by Theresa Harrison Photography

About Melinda Martin

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. In 2018 she was part of the inaugural Women in Leadership Program at Melbourne Business School.

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