Linden New Art acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation and pays our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
IMAGE > Karla Dickens, Mother’s Little Helpers V, 2019, inkjet print, 67 x 120 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer.
My Mother’s Keeper will feature a film and a series of new photographs produced as a result of a collaboration between the artist Karla Dickens and writer Bruce Pascoe. Initiated by the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation, the work focusses on the urgent need for us to protect and conserve the land and our environment.
This new body of work extends Stockdale’s long-held fascination with early colonial times in Australia. The Long Shot explores the dominant narratives of Australian folk history, mythology and iconography and challenges their potency within a contemporary context. Based on extensive research, Stockdale presents a new version of Ned Kelly’s family history, with a focus on the experiences of Kelly’s mother, Ellen.
IMAGE > Jacqui Stockdale, Historia [detail], 2015-2020, C-type print, 140 x 110cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.
IMAGE > Robert Fielding, Kapi Waralpa (Distant Rain) [detail], 2019,
rusted and sand-blasted water tank panel.
Image courtesy of the artist, Mimili Maku Arts and Blackartprojects.
Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding’s work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives.
Jonathan Kim’s practice places deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors. The reconstructed structures made of found materials present various spatial concepts based on phenomenology. Kim's art is deeply inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam (Encounter).
IMAGE > Jonathan Kim, Concrete & Wood with Elastomeric I, 2018, elastomeric pipe insulation, found wooden block and found concrete, 43x45x44cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Friday 21 February 2020, 6.30PM-7PM
Join Linden New Art and the Boon Wurrung Foundation for a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country to open three major solo exhibitions Karla Dickens My Mother’s Keeper, Robert Fielding Routes / Roots, Jacqui Stockdale The Long Shot.
Saturday 22 February 2020, 2PM to 3PM
In a special artist-led talk, hear from artist Robert Fielding about his solo exhibition Routes / Roots. Fielding’s exhibition raises questions about ownership of cultural knowledge and the institutionalisation of sacred objects.
Sunday 23 February 2020, 1.30PM-2pm
Join artist Jonathan Kim for a special bilingual artist talk about his exhibition Encounter in Kim’s first language, Korean. Inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam (Encounter), Kim will discuss his exploration of the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors. Please note: an understanding of Korean is recommended.
Saturday 22 March 2020, 2PM to 3PM
Join Linden for a special guided tour in Mandarin exploring Indigenous Australian art and culture with a focus on Karla Dickens’ exhibition My Mother’s Keeper and Robert Fielding’s exhibition Routes / Roots.
Saturday 29 March 2020, 2PM to 2:30PM
Join Linden for a guided tour in Russian of Karla Dickens’ exhibition My Mother’s Keeper, Robert Fielding’s Routes / Roots, and Jacqui Stockdale’s The Long Shot.
Sunday 10 May 2020, 11AM to 12.30PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day with two special artist-led talks examining the role of Aistralian women in contemporary culture and during early colonial times.