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On Holidays with Linden > Design your perfect home

On Holidays with Linden > Design your perfect home

If you could live anywhere, where would that be? What does your perfect home look like? Is your perfect home by the sea or in the mountains? Everything is possible in this activity! Linden New Art have produced this activity inspired by the Design Fringe theme of ‘home’.


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ARTIST LED
Meet the Artist > Meet First Nations Designer Nicole Monks

Meet the Artist > Meet First Nations Designer Nicole Monks

Saturday 09 October 2021, 2PM to 3PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook 

Join Curator Juliette Hanson for an exciting conversation with leading First Nations multi-disciplinary creative Nicole Monks - winner of the 2021 Design Fringe First Nations Commission. 


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SPECIAL EVENT
Strange Bedfellows > Drag Queens and Mid Century Modern

Strange Bedfellows > Drag Queens and Mid Century Modern

Sunday 10 October 2021, 4PM to 5PM, LIVE at the Pride Centre, St Kilda

This special edition of Strange Bedfellows features a lively discussion about Drag Queens and Mid Century Modern. Prepare to learn some weird and wonderful facts and come up with the winning question that unites these two topics to win a prize on the night.


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FOR ARTISTS
Artist Speakeasy > Design Solutions

Artist Speakeasy > Design Solutions

Thursday 14 October 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join us for a special professional development session facilitated by Curator Juliette Hanson, and featuring Melbourne Fringe, Monash University, and team leaders from the Design Solutions task force. We will find out how the Monash student teams tackled your design problems, and you can vote for the best team!


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ARTIST LED
Meet the Artist > Meet the Designers

Meet the Artist > Meet the Designers

Sunday 17 October 2021, 2PM to 3PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join Linden’s Curator Juliette Hanson in an intimate conversation with designers from Design Fringe as they share how their work responds to the exhibition’s theme of Home and how their ideas turned into designer magic.


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FOR ARTISTS
Artist Speakeasy > Responding to a Design Brief

Artist Speakeasy > Responding to a Design Brief

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join us for a special professional development session in partnership with Design Fringe and Craft Victoria as part of Craft Contemporary, featuring Ella Saddington from multidisciplinary design studio Us From Space, furniture designer Thomas Lentini, and Elishia Whitchurch, Design Principle at UAP, facilitated by Director Melinda Martin.


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Our Past Events


Making Aquatic Monsters with Vipoo Srivilasa

Thursday 19 August 2021, 6.30PM to 7.30PM. Online Masterclass available now!

Making Aquatic Monsters is a remote learning workshop in which you will learn the basic skills to produce a ceramic object. Purchase this Masterclass to receive access to an online Masterclass video for one month and an exclusive Q&A session with Vipoo Srivilasa on Thursday 19 August 2021, 6.30PM to 7.30PM, via Zoom

Strange Bedfellows > Analogue VS Digital

Thursday 05 August 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

What are the connections between Analogue and Digital? In this Strange Bedfellows event, we hear from two speakers addressing all things analogue, and digital in the screen world.  Prepare to learn some weird and wonderful facts and compete to see if you can come up with the winning question. Prizes will be awarded to those with the best connections.

Meet the Artist > Vipoo Srivilasa

Thursday 22 July 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join Curator Juliette Hanson for more insight into Thai-born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist Vipoo Srivilasa’s inter-disciplinary practice.

Artist Speakeasy > What are NFT's?

Tuesday 13 July 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join us for a special professional development session unpacking this illusive acronym. We will set the record straight, covering definitions, contexts and how practising artists can take advantage of this new technology and potential marketplace for their art practice. 

Meet the Artist > Natasha Bieniek

Saturday 19 June 2021, 2PM to 3PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join Director Melinda Martin for an intimate conversation with this six-time Archibald Prize finalist, to learn more about her practice and discuss her most recent works.

Meet the Artist > Ruth Höflich

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join Curator Juliette Hanson for a thought-provoking conversation with leading mid-career Melbourne based artist Ruth Höflich, to explore the ideas behind her work and practice.

Design Fringe First Nations Design Commission

New application deadline > Thursday 10 June, 2021

Melbourne Fringe and Linden New Art are reinvigorating the Fringe Furniture exhibition and bringing the newly named Design Fringe exhibition to the Southside of Melbourne. To celebrate this important step, we will commission a significant new work by a mid-career First Nations designer. This work will form the centrepiece of the exhibition at Linden New Art, which will be hosted at the gallery from 4 September to 21 November 2021.

Virtual Opening of Vipoo Srivilasa, Natasha Bieniek & Ruth Höflich

On Friday 21 May 2021, from 6pm 

Jeremy Blackshaw, Chair & Melinda Martin, Director together with the Board and team of Linden New Art
invite you to the virtual opening of:

VIPOO SRIVILASA > WELLNESS DEITY
RUTH HÖFLICH > TO FEED YOUR ORACLE 
NATASHA BIENIEK > HALCYON

LIVE  on YouTube & Facebook
EXHIBITION CONTINUES until Sunday 22 August 2021

Meet the Artist > Ash Keating

Thursday 6 May 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Join Linden Curator Juliette Hanson in a lively discussion with leading mid-career artist Ash Keating as they explore the ideas and the processes used to make the new work for his exhibition Duality.

Strange Bedfellows > Lagerphones and Antique Dolls

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Is there any possible connection between Lager Phones & Antique Dolls? Linden New Art in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Australia presents Strange Bedfellows. A series of mini lectures (20 mins in fact) on unrelated topics.

Meet the Artist > Troy Emery

Thursday 15 April 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on FaceBook and YouTube

Join Curator Juliette Hanson for a lively conversation with leading mid-career Melbourne based artist Troy Emery to explore the ideas behind his work and practice.

On Holidays with Linden > Make a lagerphone

What do you do with a lagerphone? Well … you play it!
A lagerphone, or a music stick, is an old percussion instrument, like a tambourine, that was played in bush bands in the countryside. It is a wooden stick with bottle caps nailed onto it and makes a great sound when you tap to the music. We are going to make our very own music stick.

Meet The Artist > Nicholas Folland

Tuesday 16 March 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook

Nicholas Folland’s exhibition title Burn Down the House is not an open invitation to visit our gallery with match in hand! To find out what this provocative exhibition title is all about, gather your friends and join Curator Juliette Hanson and Nicholas Folland as they explore the themes, ideas and inspiration for this new exhibition.

Artist Speakeasy > Censorship

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Zoom event

Did you know that a gallery in upstate New York was recently involved in a legal dispute to have a public art installation on the façade of its building recognised as art, and not illegal signage? Join a lively discussion in which our guest speakers explore the topic of censorship.

In Conversation Dinner with Troy Emery, Nicholas Folland & Ash Keating

CANCELLED - Friday 12 February 2021, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Join us for a night of fabulous conversations accompanied by great food and wine to celebrate the launch of the stunning new exhibitions by Ash Keating, Troy Emery & Nicholas Folland

Virtual Opening of Ash Keating, Troy Emery and Nicholas Folland

Friday 12 February 2021, from 6PM

Linden New Art invite you to a virtual opening to celebrate the new work of three leading mid-career Australian artists: Ash Keating, Troy Emery and Nicholas Folland.





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