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Linden Postcard Show 2022-23

Linden Postcard Show 2022-23

10 December 2022 > 26 February 2023

The iconic Linden Postcard Show returns for its 32nd year.  

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Michael Kluge > Left Behind

Michael Kluge > Left Behind

10 December 2022 > 26 February 2023

Known for his documentation of historic buildings and cultural relics from bygone days, Left Behind heralds a bold new development in Kluge’s practice, as the artist extends his focus towards the subject of memory as observed through the lens of grief.

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LEONIE LEIVENZON > Unremembered Histories

LEONIE LEIVENZON > Unremembered Histories

12 January > 12 February 2023

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Past exhibitions


17 November > 23 December 2022

Curated by Ada Coxall, Coral Guan and Sebastian Kainey, Labour Lexica is a polemic and complex exhibition featuring the work of local emerging artists Maki Morita, Luce Nguyễn-Hunt and Lachlan Marley.

Jeremy Blincoe > The Fragile Skin of the World

13 October > 13 November 2022

The Fragile Skin of the World extends Blincoe’s practice of combining unusual materials and technologies to synthesise intricate sculptural arrangements that confuse and collapse the ideological distinctions separating objects from their environments.

Lyn Pool > Nest

Opening 8 September 2022

Presenting a series of collages combining photographs of nests with found strips of text, Nest sees Pool craftily harness the figure of the nest as a means of addressing the ongoing ecological crisis.


17 September > 27 November 2022

This year, Design Fringe asks participating designers to ‘Design the Future: Don’t Waste Time’. Linked to the major global challenge of sustainability, the exhibition encourages both designers and visitors to rethink our relationship with objects, as well as raising awareness to help us to make better choices about what we buy in order to reduce the amount of waste we produce.

JANE BURTON > Kingdom of Pleasure

4 August > 4 September 2022

Linden New Art is proud to present Kingdom of Pleasure, an exhibition by local artist Jane Burton. In Kingdom of Pleasure, Burton expands upon her ongoing exploration of memory, desire and mortality with a new suite of dream-like photographs offering a darkly ambiguous, enigmatic, and provocative take on Luna Park.

MORGANNA MAGEE > Distant Shores

9 June > 31 July 2022

Developed in collaboration with members from the local community, Distant Shores combines documentary photography, family photos and written testimony to tell the story of the migrant experience through themes of cultural connection, memory, longing and loss. Curated by Anna Monea.


11 June > 4 September 2022

Figuring features over one hundred string figures made of face-mask elastic, pinned across the walls of three galleries.


11 June > 4 September 2022

The Shapeshifter’s Hour explores supernatural themes, guardian figures and magical creatures. The imagery and characters in Beynon’s new body of work expand her interest in cross-cultural stories and mythologies.


11 June > 4 September 2022

 explores the metaphoric qualities of water. The exhibition will feature a bathtub, complete with Freeman’s signature soaps, alongside contemporary lachrymal vessels used to collect tears, porcelain rain gauges and buckets.


21 April > 29 May 2022

In 2018-21, Martin was invited to observe fire initiatives that focus on the revival of 'Good fire' practice on Gumea Dharawal Country, as Artist in Residence at Bundanon Trust, NSW. RIGHT FIRE evolved over several days spent with Elders and Indigenous Fire practitioners photographing cultural burn practice to emphasise the significance of learning about Indigenous Fire knowledge.

Ilan El > Colours of Light

12 March > 05 June 2022

This exhibition will showcase a selection of work by St Kilda-based designer and artist Ilan El. Using glass and lighting design, El will explore the transformative beauty of colour and its relationship to light.

Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman > Yal

12 March > 5 June 2022

This exhibition presents a selection of photographic work and large painted shields created with members of the artist's Yuri tribe of Simbu Province, and his diasporic family in the Waghi Valley of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.


12 March > 5 June 2022

Cyrus Tang will present a series of photographic works and light boxes that explore time and memory.

Jarrad Martyn > Relics

10 March > 10 April 2022

Relics explores the evolution of collective memory and the function of public monuments in modern society. 

Ellis Moseley > The Work Is Not The Work

3 February > 6 March 2022

The Work is not the Work is an experimental exhibition featuring six exquisitely formed ceramic vessels. The exhibition is part of Moseley’s research that tests the limits of what an artwork can be. These works pose the question as to whether an artist can claim someone else’s consciousness as their own artwork.


9 December 2021 > 30 January 2022

This group show, curated by Alojz Babic, explores the lockdown experience through the work of three artists working with textiles. The works explore the physical and psychological impacts of being confined. Babic has focussed on textiles as they evoke deep rooted associations with domesticity and intimacy.

Anna Hoyle

Your choc-mint pelvik floor is so boring
3 December 2021 > 27 February 2022 

This exhibition is a collection of recent works on paper that reflect Hoyle’s longstanding interest in words and phrases inspired by self–help trends, advertising and consumer culture. 

Linden Postcard Show 2021-22

3 December 2021 > 27 February 2022 

The iconic Linden Postcard Show will return for its 31st year.  

Carolyn Menzies

Of Slender Means
29 July 2021 > 14 November 2021

Carolyn Menzies will present a series of sculptural works and charcoal drawings that explore materiality and the intersection of art and craft. Menzies’ sculptures are made from steel wool and steel mesh. Steel is a hallmark of modern sculptural practice, however Menzies’ use of the material gently subverts this legacy as the wool and mesh are unashamedly domestic.

Design Fringe > Designers on your Doorstep

Melbourne Fringe’s iconic, avant-garde furniture exhibition celebrates its 35th year and a new name. Evolving from Fringe Furniture to Design Fringe, it will include an expanded series of virtual projects, design workshops and talks celebrating Melbourne’s extraordinary independent and emerging designers and the ground-breaking works they produce.

Anna Révész

Architecture of Memory
13 May 2021 > 18 July 2021

Anna Révész is an emerging, Adelaide-based artist whose practice encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture, with a particular interest in photography. Révész uses both digital and analogue photography to explore ideas relating to memory, such as how memories are created, sustained or reconstructed.

Ruth Höflich

To Feed your Oracle
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

Ruth Höflich is an artist and filmmaker, born in Munich, Germany, and currently based in Melbourne. In an installation of video, photography and site intervention, To Feed Your Oracle will explore how we might understand, or predict, things that we can’t see and how our expectations might affect how we experience the unknown.

Natasha Bieniek

22 May 2021 > 22 August 2021

Natasha Bieniek is best-known for her miniature oil paintings. Bieniek’s paintings are meticulous in their execution and demand close inspection. They link the ancient tradition of 16th century miniature painting with present-day image culture.
This exhibition brings together a suit of recent works that have not been seen together before, including Bieniek’s stand out painting, Biophilia, which was the winner of the Wynne Prize in 2015.

Vipoo Srivilasa

Wellness Deity
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. This exhibition will present the Wellness Deity Project, which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power.

Güler Altunbas

Chrysalis; Recognition and Restitution
1 April > 9 May 2021

Güler Altunbas is a Melbourne-based artist practicing in a variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and digital technologies. She has an extensive history as an advocate for the prevention of violence against women and children and successfully brings her personal lived experience to her art practice, public speaking events and collaborations.

Nicholas Folland

Burn Down the House
13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Nicholas Folland’s practice explores the relationship between domestic objects and materials, natural forces and historical references. His work speaks to uncertainty, ecological fragility and our perception of time. 

Troy Emery

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Troy Emery’s practice encompasses sculpture, painting, and drawing. Emery’s artwork explores the way that representations of animals can be used as decorative motifs, superficial icons for ecological issues or fetishised objects of adornment and entertainment. 

Ash Keating

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne. 

Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

16 October 2020 > 31 January 2021

Let's celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Linden Postcard Show. 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.

Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

5 December 2020 > 31 January 2021

Since 1990, this much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists - from emerging to established - the opportunity to present their artwork on the walls of Linden New Art's beautiful Victorian-era building.

Robert Fielding

Routes / Roots
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

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.

Karla Dickens

My Mother’s Keeper
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

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.

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