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Nell > Old New Wave

Nell > Old New Wave

18 March > 4 June 2023

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Kate Just > Self Care Action Series

Kate Just > Self Care Action Series

18 March > 4 June 2023

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18 March > 4 June 2023

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Upcoming exhibitions

The Escape

The Escape

Featuring Mariya Alipieva, Natalia Carminati, Alejandra de la Torre, Alexander Grahovsky, Ayman Kaake, Kate Lambe, Lemon Chicken Por Favor, Anna Révész, Anna García Solana, Andree van Schai
23 March > 23 April 2023

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Past exhibitions

SYDELLE MULLEN > My Womb: A Public Space

16 February > 19 March 2023

LEONIE LEIVENZON > Unremembered Histories

12 January > 12 February 2023

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.

Linden Postcard Show 2022-23

10 December 2022 > 26 February 2023

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


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.

Jacqui Stockdale

The Long Shot
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

This new body of work extends Stockdale’s long-held fascination with early colonial times in Australia. The Long Shot explores the dominant narratives of Australian folk history, mythology and iconography and challenges their potency within a contemporary context. Based on extensive research, Stockdale presents a new version of Ned Kelly’s family history, with a focus on the experiences of Kelly’s mother, Ellen.

Theatre Works

Reflect and Rejoice
27 February > 29 March 2020

Reflect and Rejoice celebrates forty years of theatrical excellence in the heart of St Kilda.

Jonathan Kim

23 January > 23 February 2020

Jonathan Kim’s practice places deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors. The reconstructed structures made of found materials present various spatial concepts based on phenomenology. Kim's art is deeply inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam (Encounter).

Alternating Current Art Space

28 November 2019 > 19 January 2020

Drawn together through friendship and a natural affinity to collaborate, Coalescence explores the idea of connection via the work of six artists.

Linden Postcard Show 2019-20

23 November 2019 > 9 February 2020

Visit the iconic Linden Postcard Show! 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.

Tully Moore

Foreign Objects
9 November > 24 November 2019

80km till the next town… endless horizon. This place should be more familiar. I have passed along this road endlessly. This particular piece of bitumen is the thing that connects myself to those that are closest to me, yet it feels so foreign.

Julie Shiels

Hidden Life, A Domestic Study
3 October > 3 November 2019

Hidden Life, A Domestic Study turns the selfie function on a mobile phone away from the self in order to see what it can reveal about the world of objects and the spaces.

Simon Finn

Breath-hold dwelling
7 September > 10 November 2019

Simon Finn creates multimedia installations, including video, drawing and sculpture that are informed by his professional experience in Architecture, visualisation and freediving.

Alicia King

Our Long Conversation with the Sun
7 September > 10 November 2019

Alicia King works with new and experimental media to raise questions about the use of technology to manipulate nature and its increasing impact on biological systems, including the human body.

Brodie Ellis

Heavy Launch
7 September > 10 November 2019

Brodie Ellis will present a video, sculpture and sound installation. Beautifully abstracted fragments of dozens of rocket launches are blended together in a fluid animation that focuses on jet propulsion and the burning of resources.

William Holt

Crashing by Design
23 August > 29 September 2019

Crashing by Design is an exhibition of new work by Melbourne-based abstract artist William Holt.

Linden Locals

29 June > 1 September 2019

Linden Locals is a project to celebrate you; the many people – visitors, artists and locals – that make Linden New Art what it is today.

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