Linden Postcard Show 2023-24

Exhibition Opening > 9 December 2023, 1PM to 4PM

Exhibition Dates > 10 December 2023 to 11 February 2024


We are excited to announce the Linden Postcard Show 2023-2024, and this time we are mixing things up! We are drawing from the past to reshape the future and give the Postcard Show a refresh.

The days of 8 x 10 are over, we are opening the doors to larger 2D works, 3D works, and most forms of A/V. 2D artworks can be as big as 600(h) x 600(w) x 100(d)mm, and 3D pieces can be 600m(h) x 400(w) x 400(d)mm

The Linden New Art Postcard Show, now into its 33rd year, provides a unique opportunity for all of us to celebrate creativity, and a platform for you to showcase your work to a large and eager audience. No matter what you make or who you are, the Postcard Show is for you. It is a celebration of our diverse, complex, and vibrant artistic community.  

This year’s exhibition will run from 10 December 2023 to 11 February 2024. Artworks will be available for purchase from 9 December 1PM, both online & in gallery.

Linden Postcard Show 2023-24 Awards

The Henry: Abstract Award

$1000 Cash Prize

The Linden New Art Board
First Nations Award

$1,000 Cash Prize

The Geoffrey Conaghan and Mathew Erbs
Tertiary Award

$1,000 Cash Prize

The Nina Taylor MP
Birthday Cards Award x 6

$500 Cash (Inclusive of licencing fee)

The Abstract Encouragement Award

$500 Cash Prize

The Rotary Port Phillip
Portrait Award

$1,000 Cash Prize

The Gospel Whiskey
Art Meets Science Award 
$500 Cash Prize

The Searle x Waldron Architecture
Urban Space Award

$500 Cash Prize

The Frames Now
Work on Paper Award

$500 Voucher

The Searle x Waldron Architecture
Domestic Space Award

$500 Cash Prize

The Fitzroy St Traders
Food Award

$500 in Vouchers

The Fitzroy St Traders
Play Award
$500 in Vouchers

The Acland St Traders
Animal Award
$500 in Vouchers

The Acland St Traders
                                People Award                                
$500 in Vouchers


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> What is the Linden Postcard Show 2023-2024?
The Linden Postcard Show is an annual exhibition that provides artists with the opportunity to showcase their artwork to a wide audience. It’s a celebration of creativity and a platform for artists to display, and sell, their work.

> How do I enter the exhibition?

All entries must be completed online via the Linden New Art website. Make sure to read and understand the Terms & Conditions before submitting your work.

> When is the entry deadline?

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 5 November 2023. However, the number of entries is capped at 1000 artworks, so places might fill up before the deadline.

> How much does it cost to enter?

The entry fee varies based on the number of works: $45 for one work, $60 for two works, and $70 for three works (General Entry). For Student Concession Entry, it's $35 for one work, $50 for two works, and $60 for three works.

Entry is free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

> Why does it cost to enter?

The entry fee helps offset the added administrative and handling costs related to organising an exhibition of this scale. Any surplus funds contribute to supporting the ongoing work of Linden New Art.

> How do I deliver my works?

Works must arrive at Linden New Art between Tuesday 24 October - Sunday, 26 November 2023. Hand delivery during opening hours is encouraged but we do accept freighted/posted entries. Our postal address is Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182.

> What are the prizes?

A full list of prizes will be released closer to the exhibition opening but see here for last year’s prizes.

> When is the exhibition open to the public?
The exhibition opening will be held 9 December 2023, 1PM to 4PM. Regular hours from Sunday 10 December 2023. Exhibition will close on Sunday 11 February 2024.

> Why aren’t the artworks 8 x 10 inches anymore?
The decision to move away from artworks that are 8 x 10 inches is driven by a desire for greater inclusivity and dynamism. By broadening our acceptance criteria, we aim to encourage a wider range of artistic expressions and explore new possibilities. This change reflects our commitment to embracing diversity and fostering a more vibrant and engaging community.

> What are the entry specifications for 2D artworks?
2D artworks must not exceed 600mm in height, 600mm in width, and 100mm in depth, including the frame.

> What are the entry specifications for 3D artworks?

3D artworks must be no larger than 600mm in height, 400mm in width, and 400mm in depth, including the base. They must be freestanding and weigh no more than 10kg.

> Can I submit A/V artworks?
Yes, A/V artworks are accepted. However, they must come supplied with all required equipment and will only be exhibited after discussion with Linden staff. They must also be tagged and tested, or they will not be exhibited.

>  What is A/V?

AV stands for audio-visual. In the context of the Linden Postcard Show this may include moving images, sound, and interactive components.

> How many works can I submit?
Each artist can submit from one to three works.

> What if my artwork is on paper?

Artworks on paper must be framed.

> Does my work need a hanging system?

Yes, any artworks without a secure hanging system will not be included in the exhibition.

> Can I submit old work/s?

No, all artworks must be completed in 2023.

> Are artworks for sale?
Yes, artworks can be for sale. The gallery retains a 30% + GST commission.

> What if my work doesn’t sell?
If your artwork remains unsold you have the option of in-person collection or we can organise return shipping with Australia post. Please note that any expenses associated with the return freight of unsold works will be at the cost of the artist.

All artworks are to be collected within 50 days of the exhibition's closure; any artworks that are not collected within this specified timeframe will be disposed of by the gallery on day 51.

Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

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