Former National Gallery of Victoria deputy director Frances Lindsay has been appointed Mossgreen’s director of Australian art.
The appointment takes effect from March 1 and the aim of the newly created role is to grow and develop the company’s Australian art business in Australia and New Zealand across all of its art departments – auctions, galleries and private sales.
One of Australia’s most experienced art professionals, Lindsay has an extensive track record of strategic leadership and vision within the visual arts sector.
She was deputy director of the Australian art section within NGV from 2000 to 2007 before becoming deputy director of the entire gallery – a position she held until 2012.
During that time, Lindsay oversaw the fit-out of the award-winning The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square – designed by Peter Davidson from Lab Architecture Studio.
Prior to that (1984-2000), Lindsay was director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art (designed by Nona Katsalidis) at the University of Melbourne – a project she both initiated and established.