Lisa Byrne

Lisa Byrne has an impressive and varied career in the arts sector as a director/ curator in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT across local, state and national arts organisations. She has held significant curatorial roles in both research and practice at Monash and RMIT Universities and leadership roles in several contemporary arts organisations in Australia, such as the Australian Centre for Photography and Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Lisa was closely involved in the development of the arts and culture programme for Realm, a library learning and cultural centre in the newly redeveloped Ringwood Town Square. As Curator for the Maroondah City Council she was responsible for its art collection where she successfully negotiated several major cultural gift donations by leading Australian artists.


Michelle Varcoe – Director of Engagement
Ian Cail, Facilities Manager
Anthony Christie, Chef
Joan Crowther, Weekend Manager
Trish Delves, Retail Co-ordinator
Imogen Good, Education & Projects
Simon Lawrie, Balnaves Curator of Australian Sculpture
Derek Lyall, Dining & Functions Manager
Shireen Longley
Tim O’Donnell, Finance Manager
Caroline Sterling, Caretaker



McClelland has a committed and loyal team of 24 Volunteers who bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to McClelland. They generously give their time (over 5,700 hours every year) in various roles including Guides, Horticulture & Garden Maintenance, Customer Service/Information, Gallery Assistance and Education.

We value their generous contribution to making McClelland a warm, welcoming and engaging experience!