Our events





KIDS ACTIVITY
Snail Mail Project

Snail Mail Project

Linden New Art has joined East Gippsland Art Gallery to connect our stay-at-home communities through the art of letters.
Kids are invited to become a pen pal by sending a meaningful message to someone who has to stay home just like you.


+ Read more
KIDS ACTIVITY
Isolate with Linden > Kids Activities

Isolate with Linden > Kids Activities

Explore these fun, easy to follow kids activities for all ages to enjoy at home. Inspired by our Linden past exhibitions, Isolate with Linden > Kids Activities are an educational resource that encourages kids to meditate, learn and use their creative imaginations!


+ Read more
ARTIST LED
3D Tour and Q&A with Julia Deville

3D Tour and Q&A with Julia Deville

Friday 5 June 2020, from 6PM

At the end of 2018, Julia deVille presented her most ambitious solo exhibition to date at Linden. Titled Wholeness and the Implicit Order, the exhibition featured many of the artist’s signature works that combine taxidermy and jewellery. The themes of the exhibition are as relevant now as they were then; the closeness of life and death, human consciousness and our relationship with animals and nature.

That was nearly two ago, so we thought it was high time we caught up with Julia to find out what she has been doing since then and how she is spending her time during lock down.


+ Read more

Our Past Events


On Holidays at Linden > Kelly Horses

Re-imagined and delivered online!

Create your own Kelly horse with artist Jacqui Stockdale 

Notable Observances > International Women’s Day with Carly Findlay

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6PM-7.30PM

Celebrate #EachforEqual this International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 with award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM. Among her many achievements, Carly was named one of Australia’s most influential women in Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2014.

Bilingual Artist Talk in Korean > Jonathan Kim

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.

Meet the Artist > Robert Fielding

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.

Smoking Ceremony & Welcome to Country

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.

Artist Speakeasy > Meet the Funding Bodies

Tuesday 4 February 2019 > 6PM to 7.30PM

Join a special professional development talk for practicing visual artists with Creative Victoria Senior Arts Officer, Chloe Turner and City of Port Phillip Arts Development Officer, Sharyn Dawson in conversation with Linden New Art Director, Melinda Martin and Development Manager, Lyn Johnson. Learn about what kind of visual arts projects these organisations support, tips and tricks of grant writing and the assessment process.

Crafternoon for Kids > Lead by artist Farnaz Dadfar

Sunday 2 February 2020, 1PM-2:30PM

Join Linden Art Prize 2019 artist Farnaz Dadfar for a special artist-led kids’ workshop. Inspired by the artist’s use of colour, pattern and design, kids are invited to explore their creativity and think outside the box to make their own experimental art pieces.

Celebrate Australia Day Weekend > Multi-lingual Exhibition Tours in English, Spanish & Russian

Saturday 25 January 2020, 12PM in English, 1.30PM in Spanish, 3PM in Russian

Celebrate the wonderfully diverse multiculturalism of Australia this Australia Day weekend with Multi-lingual Exhibition Tours of the equally diverse artworks in the Linden Postcard Show 2019-20. Join Linden for exhibition tours at 12PM in English1.30PM in Spanish and 3PM in Russian.

Meet the Artists > Linden Postcard Show Prize Winners

Sunday 19 January 2020, 2PM-3PM

Hear from the winning artists of the Linden Postcard Show 2019-20 in conversation with Linden Curator Juliette Hanson. Learn about their practice, artistic process and their connection with the iconic Linden Postcard Show.

On Holidays at Linden > NGV Kids on Tour 2020

Saturday 11 January to Sunday 19 January 2020

This summer school holidays, join in free drop-in activities as part of NGV Kids on Tour at Linden New Art. Inspired by KAWS: PLAYTIME exhibition on now at the NGV, kids are invited to get creative clay modelling, drawing and collage activities.

In Conversation > Brodie Ellis, Simon Finn & Alicia King
In Conversation > Brodie Ellis, Simon Finn & Alicia King

Sunday 27 October 2019 > 2PM-3PM

Join three artists in conversation about their current solo exhibitions that explore the idea of a dystopian future.

Artist Speakeasy > Grant Application Writing
Artist Speakeasy > Grant Application Writing

Thursday 5 December 2019, 6PM-7.30PM

Applying for grants can be a highly competitive process. Join Linden New Art's Director Melinda Martin for a comprehensive how-to and introduction to the strategies for effective grant application writing.

Crafternoon for Adults > Festive Floristry
Crafternoon for Adults > Festive Floristry

Saturday 30 November 2019, 12PM-3PM

For the holiday season this year, learn about festive botanical styling and create floral wall hangings to decorate your home. In this workshop, you will learn floristry design principles focusing on sustainability, design elements, colour, shape and texture. 

Special Event > Linden Community Day
Special Event > Linden Community Day

Sunday 24 November 2019, 11AM to 4PM

Join the festivities on Community Day to celebrate the return of the Linden Postcard Show and the beautiful summer weather. With kids’ activities, treasure hunts, curator-led exhibition tours and more – there is something for everyone on this special Sunday.

Treasure Hunt > Around the World

Saturday 23 November 2019 to Sunday 9 February 2020

Grab a pencil and get ready to explore the Linden Postcard Show. Follow the treasure map and mark X when you’ve found the artworks.
Free to play throughout the duration of the Linden Postcard Show 2019-20.

Artist Speakeasy > Residencies
Artist Speakeasy > Residencies

Thursday 7 November 2019, 6PM-7.30PM

Join Linden New Art and BLINDSIDE galleries to discuss artist residencies in conversation with artist Sam Leach and Pippa Dickson, Director, Asialink Arts.

Meet the Artist > Brodie Ellis
Meet the Artist > Brodie Ellis

Sunday 20 October 2019 > 2PM-3PM

Hear from the artist Brodie Ellis about her solo exhibition Heavy Launch, which includes a 7.2m sculpture based on the design of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. Ellis’ work questions the ethics of space travel, technological development and the use of our planet’s limited natural resources. 

Crafternoon for Adults > Writing the End of The World
Crafternoon for Adults > Writing the End of The World

Saturday 19 October 2019 > 1PM-3.30PM

Inspired by the themes of dystopian futures in the current exhibitions on display at Linden New Art, novelist Alice Robinson joins us to explore dystopian fiction. The event will start with an exclusive curator-led tour with Juliette Hanson followed by a practical two-hour workshop looking at narrative structure, research, place and character development.

Meet the Artist > Simon Finn
Meet the Artist > Simon Finn

Friday 11 October 2019 > 1PM-2PM

Dive into the underwater world of Simon Finn’s exhibition Breath-hold dwelling in this exclusive artist talk.

Meet the Artist > Alicia King
Meet the Artist > Alicia King

Wednesday 9 October 2019 > 12PM–1PM

Join artist Alicia King in a special artist-led talk about her solo exhibition Our Long Conversation with the Sun. 

Crafternoon for Kids > When I Grow Up

Saturday 5 October 2019, 12PM-1.30PM

Join artist Justin Hinder for kids art activity! Think about all the wonders the future holds inspired by Linden New Art current exhibitions. Look 10 years into the future, 100 years and 1000 years. What do you think the future will look like when you grow up?

Strange Bedfellows > Girl Geeks vs Footy Fanatics
Strange Bedfellows > Girl Geeks vs Footy Fanatics

Thursday 26 September 2019, 6PM-7.30PM

Kick off the Grand Final long weekend with some sophisticated, cultured chit chat. Just kidding, let’s head to Good Love. And answer our burning question: Who says geeks and footy don’t mix? Because not us. In fact, we’re so certain geeks and footy DO mix that we can make a whole event about it. Don’t believe that?

On Holidays at Linden > Pet Portraits
On Holidays at Linden > Pet Portraits

Tuesday 25 September to Sunday 30 September 2018, 10AM to 3PM

Artists Julia deVille and Natalie Ryan both look at animals in their artistic practice and explore what animals mean to us in our everyday lives. In this free drop-in holiday activity, kids can create a Pet Portrait of a loved or favourite animal.

On Holidays at Linden > Futuristic Inventions
On Holidays at Linden > Futuristic Inventions

Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October 2019

The world’s greatest inventors started with some pretty crazy ideas that seemed almost impossible. Yet here we are today, flying through the sky in aeroplanes and playing video games on smart phones. What can you come up with?

Artist Speakeasy > Exhibition Proposal Writing
Artist Speakeasy > Exhibition Proposal Writing

Saturday 21 September, 2PM-4PM

Join Linden New Art Director Melinda Martin in this professional development workshop for artists to learn how to write effective exhibitions proposals.

Meet the Artist > William Holt
Meet the Artist > William Holt

Wednesday 11 September > 6PM-7PM

Join exhibiting artist William Holt in discussion about his works on display in Crashing by Design. Showcasing a new series of three-dimensional wall reliefs, Holt is inspired by the Australian landscapes of Central Australia and the coastal region of South Gippsland. This stunning series of works is the first exhibition to launch the new Linden Projects Space as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Special Event > Decibel New Music Performance
Special Event > Decibel New Music Performance

Thursday 29 August 2019, 6PM to 8PM

In a very special event, Decibel New Music Ensemble will perform Cat Hope’s work Sub Decorative Sequences with special guest Lionel Marchetti.

Performance > Sound Bath with Mona Ruijs
Performance > Sound Bath with Mona Ruijs

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7PM to 8.15PM

Artist Mona Ruijs will facilitate a sound immersive experience with gongs, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and various other sound tools that are designed to induce profound physical relaxation, and contemplative states.

Crafternoon for Kids > Sound Collage
Crafternoon for Kids > Sound Collage

Sunday 18 August 2019, 1PM to 3PM 

The louder the better! Join sound artists Dale Gorfinkel and Bryan Phillips for a special sound workshop. Using recycled materials, organic or kitchen objects to create sound sculptures, kids will bang, clash and make a collective music composition. 

Crafternoon for Adults > Generative Patterns with Sound & Code
Crafternoon for Adults > Generative Patterns with Sound & Code

Saturday 17 August 2019 > 10AM to 2PM

Code your own sound visualisation. Suitable for any skill level and with no prerequisites, participants learn coding fundamentals from scratch in Processing, a programming language made for visual artists. 

In Conversation > Cat Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla & Mona Ruijs
In Conversation > Cat Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla & Mona Ruijs

Friday 16 August 2019 > 6.30PM to 7.30PM 

Artists Cat Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla and Mona Ruijs are coming together to talk about the experimental world of sound art.

Meet the Curator > Underscoring Sound
Meet the Curator > Underscoring Sound

Friday 26 July 2019, 1PM to 2PM

Join Linden for a special curator-led tour of exhibitions Cat Hope > Sub Decorative Sequences, Lucreccia Quintanilla > A Ripple and an Echo and Mona Ruijs > Sympathetic Resonance with Linden Curator Juliette Hanson.





Receive our newsletter