Linden EXTRA

IN the Neighbourhood

Linden is delighted to welcome a range of creative people to our neighbourhood with the launch of Renew Fitzroy Street. The next time you visit the gallery there will be a little more for you to explore in the area and you will be able to meet and support the diverse makers taking the leap into a shop front.

Visit 63 Fitzroy Street and browse the range of wares – maybe pick up some new soap at Farm Goat’s SUDS, brighten someone’s day with a bunch of flowers from Flo & Co, find a new wall hanging from Mr Macrame or new indoor plants for your home office styling needs at Calistage Plants.

+ Visit Farm Goat's SUDS
+ Visit Flo & Co
+ Visit Mr Macrame

Meet the penguins!

We know what you’re thinking…when can I next get to St Kilda Pier to see the resident fairy penguins?

Well, the St Kilda Pier and Breakwater has received a recent upgrade and is open to the public once more for viewings at dusk.

You can view the penguins coming ashore from the head of the pier, but to avoid the crowds, you can book a free tour on the Parks Victoria website. Tours are expected to run nightly from February to April 2021.

Dine in at The Prince Hotel

Whether you’re looking for a casual dining experience or something a little more refined, The Prince has you covered. Choose from the Prince Public Bar to satiate morning, noon or night-time hunger; the stylish Prince Dining Room for a long lunch or relaxed dinner, or Little Prince Wine for delectable food and wine pairings for your next afternoon or twilight quaff. Since we’re living in a world of bookings, you know what to do… visit the website and book now for one of the best meals in town!

+ Visit The Prince

IMAGES [Top to bottom] > Flo and Co. > Goat's Milk by Farm Goat > Penguins at St Kilda Pier. Image courtesy of > Prince Hotel Dining Room.

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creating certainty

Dr Marion Piper's essay Creating Certainty explores her response to seeing art in real life in January, when she visited the Linden Postcard Show 2020-21.
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30th birthday artists in their studio

Stunning studio photographs by Theresa Harrison accompanied by a series of reflections from the artists, providing new insights into their practice.

Hedy Ritterman

I see death and the passage of time as a natural part of life and want to engage in ideas about the power of loss ..
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Kenny Pittock

Often my work draws upon nostalgia to playfully engage with the mundane every day .+ Read more


My creative process becomes a meditative act in itself…drawing me into the moment of self-forgetting ...
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Prudence Flint

I paint mainly women in interiors. I want to create a recognisable intensity and intimacy ...
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William Eicholtz

I hope viewers experience Joy in the sensuality of the elaborate and boldly theatrical, and surprise at the allure of this artifice ...
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the Behind the scenes
of our current shows

Ash Keating

In 2020 I decided to use the strange year and lockdowns as an opportunity to experiment with textures and mark making which I had long been hoping to find time to explore ...
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Troy Emery

I very briefly studied fashion and considered it as a career, which certainly shaped my approach to making work ...
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Nicholas Folland

My work responds to both the domestic and to natural environments, often looking for a point where these two areas collide or come into conflict ...
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What's coming
next at Linden

22 May 2021 > 22 August 2021

Ruth Höflich

To Feed your Oracle

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.
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Vipoo Srivalasa

Wellness Deity

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.

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Natasha Bieniek

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.

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Things to explore in our Local Neighbourhood to enhance your next visit to St Kilda and the gallery.
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Linden Contemporaries

A recap of recent Linden Contemporaries adventures exploring some of the best private art collections in Melbourne.
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Thank you!

We look forward to welcoming you at the gallery soon to see our latest series of solo exhibitions by leading mid-career artists.
> Troy Emery's Sonder
> Nicholas Folland's Burn Down the House
> Ash Keating's Duality.

If you would like to find out more about these exceptional artists, book into a Meet the Artist session to hear from them what drives their practice and what inspires their creativity.

I would like to offer my thanks to Creative Victoria for the additional funding to support this new initiative and to the fabulous team at Linden who have worked behind the scenes to create Linden Extra.

Melinda Martin
March 2021

Q&A by Juliette Hanson | Editing: Juliette Hanson & Chloé Hazelwood | Design: Mathieu Vendeville