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Artist Speakeasy > Censorship

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.

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Meet The Artist > Nicholas Folland

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.

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Meet the Artist > Troy Emery

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.

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Strange Bedfellows > Lagerphones and Doll Hospitals

Strange Bedfellows > Lagerphones and Doll Hospitals

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

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

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Meet the Artist > Ash Keating

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.

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Our Past Events

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.

Meet the Artists > Linden Postcard Show Prize Winners

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 6PM - Available on Replay

Join this years Linden Postcard Show 2020-21 winning artists Gabrielle Bates, Jenny-Anne Jett, Ruth Hellema, Mark Hopper, Michael Kluge and Susan Morris in conversation with curator, Juliette Hanson.
Learn about their practice, artistic process and their connection with the iconic Linden Postcard Show.

Curator Tour > 30th Birthday Celebration of the Linden Postcard Show

View on YouTube

Enjoy a video tour with Curator Juliette Hanson of Linden’s first ever virtually curated exhibition. The show features the work of 21 artists who have been past winners in the Linden Postcard Show, across all three decades. 

On Holidays at Linden > Treasure Hunt

Get ready to explore the Linden Postcard Show!

On Holidays at Linden > Drawing competition

Draw your own mini masterpiece to win!

Crafternoon for Kids > Time Capsule

Make a time capsule to discover in the future!

This year has been a big year! We have done so many new things and overcome so many different obstacles. The world is always changing and so are we. This might be a special year to remember in a time capsule.

A time capsule stores objects and letters from a moment in time that is hidden away or buried for discovery in the future.

Kids Activities > Linden Postcard Show


Continue exploring the artists work at home with three creative activities, What is in the room? with Prudence Flint, Build your memory place with Michael Kluge and Imagine you are in the sky with Steffie Wallace.

On Holidays at Linden > NGV Kids on Tour

Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 January 2021, FREE

In partnership with NGV Kids on Tour, Linden is excited to continue our school holiday activities with a TAKE-HOME ART PACK for all ages.

Linden Trivia Night

Thursday 10 December 2020

We invite you to join us for our online Linden Trivia Night, where we celebrate the amazing history of Linden and the surrounding St Kilda community.

Artist Speakeasy: Writing & Concepts with Mykaela Saunders

Thursday 19 November 6pm

A working-class blackfella writing for and about the people she belongs to, Mykaela Saunders is full of piss and vinegar and proud of it. In this talk Mykaela uncovers the aggressive energy she brings to her writing, locating its origins in DIY music critique  and academic research and tracing it through to its current expressions, with a focus on her works-in-progress.

Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

On Wednesday 21 October 2020 from 6pm,
Replay available on YouTube & Facebook 

Join us for a virtual opening to celebrate a special part of this year’s exhibition, the 30th Birthday Celebration. Unlike any Postcard Show birthday you’ve seen before, we’ve invited back some of the past winners, from 30 years of the show’s history, to exhibit their current work.

Artist Speakeasy > Looking after yourself through change and uncertainty

Tuesday 29 September, 3PM-4PM
FREE, suitable for practicing visual artists

This event aims to improve the wellbeing of practicing artists during the pandemic. Using tools that will help you achieve a sense of security for the future, boosted self-esteem, stronger connections in our communities and, most importantly, some room to breathe.

Cyber Masquerade with Jacqui Stockdale

 Friday 19 June 2020. 6PM-7.30PM

Join artist Jacqui Stockdale for a very special, first of its kind, Cyber Masquerade and artist talk on Zoom!

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. That was nearly two years 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.

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!

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.

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.

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