About us



Welcome to Linden New Art

Linden New Art supports brave new art by mid-career artists and engages visitors through inspiring thought-provoking exhibition new work.

We:

  • exhibit quality new contemporary art by mid-career artists
  • support and mentor artists engaged with Linden
  • connect with our community by providing exhibitions, education and public programs
  • operate a well governed, managed and sustainable organisation.


We acknowledge that we must work together to reduce our impact on the environment.  We believe in educating ourselves and our visitors thorough our program of exhibitions, events to meaningful partnerships to reduce our impact on the environment.

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IMAGE > Linden New Art, 2020. Photograph: Mathieu Vendeville.





Our Building

The land where Linden New Art now stands was purchased in 1870 by Jewish immigrant Moritz Michaelis (1820-1902). The Victorian mansion was built in 1871 by notable architect, Alfred Friedrich Kursteiner (1829-1897) and the surrounding gardens were designed by landscape gardener and botanist, William Guilfoyle (1840-1912), who also famously designed Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Michaelis named the home Linden meaning ‘Lime Tree’ in German.





IMAGE > Linden interiors provided by the Michaelis family descendants, c.1930. 

Linden remained the Michaelis family home until 1957, when it was sold to Mr and Mrs Ronald Witty, then sold to Mr and Mrs Van Veenendaal in 1959. Under both succeeding owners, the mansion operated as an exclusive private hotel known as Linden Court. During this time, additions were built at the back of the mansion, now used as the Linden Projects Space and Linden Workshop Space. In September 1959, the National Trust of Australia, recognised the historic and architectural significance of the building.

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Our Board

Linden New Art is managed by a skilled group of volunteers who each contribute their skills, knowledge and networks to ensure Linden is governed by the highest standards.

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Our Staff

The day to day operations of Linden is managed by a small team of skilled and experienced staff.

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volunteer

Linden's volunteers support the team by providing assistance with our exhibition and events program. We are currently not taking any new applications. 

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Linden Projects Space

Linden Projects Space is a new exhibition space launched at Linden New Art in August 2019. The space is available for hire and has been designed to create exhibition opportunities for artists and curators living and working on the Southside of Melbourne.



IMAGE > Guests at the opening of William Holt's Crashing by Design, 2019. Photograph: Mathieu Vendeville.

Whilst we welcome artists and curators from other areas, artists and curators living and working in the City of Port Phillip will be given preference. We regularly seek applications from artists and curators to apply for group or solo exhibitions.

Our next call out will be mid 2020.

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IMAGE > Carolyn Menzies working in her studio. Photograph: Matheiu Vendeville.

A safe space
to create

ARTISTS AND WRITER IN RESIDENCE

Linden has several studio spaces for artists and one studio spaces for a writer.

Our current artist's in residence are:

  • Carolyn Menzies
  • Helen Philipp
  • Brock Q Piper.

Our current writer in residence is:

  • Lucinda Strahan.

Companies in residence


We have two office spaces available for lease at Linden. We are looking for cultural organisations to join us in residence at Linden.

Ideally, the offices will be leased to organisations with the capacity to contribute to the city’s cultural life through programming, collaboration or partnerships.

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An inspiring place
to work






IMAGE > Alicia King, Comparative Deletion, 2019, [installation view] iron, resin, birch, 90 x 90 x 4cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography.

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Positions at Linden

Linden New Art does not currently have any positions vacant at the moment. If you are looking for a position in the arts industry, we recommend visiting: