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Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

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.

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Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

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.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Ash Keating

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. 

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Troy Emery

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. 

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Nicholas Folland

Nicholas Folland

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Nicholas Folland’s practice explores the relationship between domestic objects and materials, natural forces and historical references.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. 

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Past exhibitions

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.

Mona Ruijs

Sympathetic Resonance
29 June > 1 September 2019

Mona Ruijs creates and performs sound baths and sound meditations featuring gongs.

Lucreccia Quintanilla

A Ripple and an Echo
29 June > 1 September 2019

Lucreccia Quintanilla makes work that explores structures of amplification, both natural and technological.

Cat Hope

Sub Decorative Sequences
29 June > 1 September 2019

Cat Hope is a composer, musician, songwriter and performance artist. Taking the decorative elements of Linden’s Hope will create unique graphic scores that will be displayed in the gallery and performed by musicians in a series of special events. 

Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari

Dark Water
4 May > 23 June 2019

Presented by Perth-based artists Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, Dark Water examines psychological thresholds and the limits of the human body in relation to oceanic environments.

Baluk Arts

4 May > 23 June 2019

This group exhibition showcases works made by artists from Baluk Arts, an urban Aboriginal Arts Centre based in Mornington.

Linden Art Prize 2019

23 February > 28 April 2019

The Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a Masters or PhD from a Victorian University.

Linden Postcard Show 2018-19

23 November 2018 - 10 February 2019

Visit the iconic Linden Postcard Show! Since 1990, this much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists

Natalie Ryan

Imaging the Dead
25 August > 4 November 2018

Natalie Ryan's practice explores themes that surround the aesthetic representation of animal cadavers and natural sciences, throughout history and in contemporary art.

Julia deVille

Wholeness and the Implicit Order
25 August > 4 November 2018

To celebrate Linden New Art’s return to our St Kilda home, we will be presenting a major solo exhibition of new work by leading Australian mid-career artist Julia deVille.

Puna Yanima & Linda Puna

Wangka Kutjara, Tjukurpa Kutju
28 July > 2 September 2018

Drawing upon the 2018 National NAIDOC theme Because of her, we can!, Wangka Kutjara, Tjukurpa Kutju (language for Two Voices, One Tjukurpa) presents the mother-daughter relationship of Anangu women Puna Yanima and Linda Puna for the first time in a public gallery setting.

Nicole Newman

Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces)
23 February > 9 March 2018

This is an exhibition of sixteen new works by Nicole Newman. These small-scale sculptures are intended to be somewhat of a puzzle to the viewer.

Linden Postcard Show 2017-18

10 November 2017 > 23 February 2018

This year, the Linden Postcard Show will be held at Domain House (Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra) while our beloved Acland Street building undergoes renovations.

Papulankutja Artists

Tjanpi Desert Weavers & Warakurna Artists
11 August - 24 September 2017

Centred upon the thriving artistic foundations of the tri-state border of WA, SA and NT, Border Lines brings together celebrated painters from the Papulankutja and Warakurna art communities and the renowned fibre artists of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Kylie Stillman

The Opposite Of Wild
27 May > 6 August 2017

The Opposite of Wild was created specifically for the space at Domain House. It included one of Stillman's largest 'book sculptures’ to date.

Sam Leach

Avian Interplanetary
27 May > 6 August 2017

Sam Leach’s solo exhibition Avian Interplanetary is a proposal for a future habitat that takes into account the world view of non-humans as well as humans.

Changing Places

10 February > 8 March 2017

Changing Places is a response to Linden's temporary relocation in 2017. Five artists explore the notions of “change” and “place”; peeling back the layers to find what it means to them, to their worlds & practices.

Penny Byrne

10 February > 8 March 2017

Penny Byrne’s sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous.

Linden Postcard Show 2016-17

21 October 2016 > 29 January 2017

The Linden Postcard Show is an open entry exhibition for all artists from hobbyist, emerging to established, and celebrates it's 26th year in 2016.

Alick Tipoti

21 July > 9 October 2016

Linden New Art is proud to present a new solo exhibition Lagangu (from the islands) by Alick Tipoti.

Samuel Tupou

21 July > 9 October 2016

In Duplikator we find Samuel’s signature use of vivid colours, pop sensibility, and street art techniques combined with patterns inspired by Ngatu designs.

Leith Maguire

Heads or Tails?
6 May > 17 July 2016

Leith is interested in the way that living things exist in and move through the natural world. 

Arts Project Australia

Wild Lands
6 May > 17 July 2016

Founded in 1974 Arts Project Australia’s inner city studio and gallery exist to nurture and promote artists with an intellectual disability as they develop their art practice, encouraging individual artistic expression and personal style.

Linden Art Prize 2016

4 March > 1 May 2016

The Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a Masters Degree or PhD in 2015. The Linden Art Prize celebrated its inaugural year in 2014.

Object Future III

4 December 2015 > 28 February 2016

Object Future III, follows six design studios commissioned to produce an object specifically for this exhibition.

Linden Postcard Show 2015

19 September > 21 November 2015

The much-loved Linden Postcard Show is an annual feature of the Linden calendar.

New Frontiers

New Frontiers
17 July 2015 > 6 September 2015

New Frontiers will present a selection of contemporary art that is being created in some of Australia’s most remote Indigenous communities including those located in the Great Sandy Desert and the East Pilbara.

Linden Projects: Paper

8 May 2015 > 12 July 2015

Linden will present four solo exhibitions in the Linden Projects: Paper exhibition. This exhibition explores how one of the oldest of art medias is used by contemporary artists today and explores how this media can be extended.

Linden Projects: Atmosphere

8 May 2015 > 12 July 2015

Linden will present two solo exhibitions and one group exhibition in the Linden Projects, Atmosphere exhibition.

Linden Art Prize 2015

27 February 2015 > Sunday 3 May 2015

Linden is proud to present the second annual Linden Art Prize; a non-acquisitive award established to celebrate excellence and nurture a new generation of artists.

Alex Seton

Last Resort
6 January 2015 > 22 February 2015

Alex Seton's solo exhibition Last Resort, explores Australia’s response to migration.

Marian Drew

19 December 2014 > 22 February 2015

Marian Drew’s compelling photographs reference the wealth and privilege of early European still-life painting.

Linden Postcard Show 2014

25 October 2014 > 6 December 2014

The Postcard Show is Linden's annual open entry award exhibition. With all works for sale, the Linden Postcard Show is a unique opportunity to purchase an original and affordable artwork.

Innovators 3

12 September 2014 > 12 October 2014

Linden's Innovators series of exhibitions presents new and innovative contemporary art.


9 August 2014 > 7 September 2014

Outlaws, brings together a young and daring group of Indigenous artists working across photography, textiles, video, installation and performance.

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