Private Event

+ Apply Now

IMAGE > Guests at Linden Contemporaries event, 2022. Photograph: Shelley Xue.

A vibrant
art space for
your event

Linden New Art aims to be a centre of creative excellence. As a home for new art, we are open to bold ideas, to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world and oneself. We have established a strong reputation as a leading public gallery that focuses on presenting new Contemporary Art.

Linden encourages looking at new art, experiencing new ideas and promotes new ways of thinking by providing starting points for conversations about the world we inhabit. We believe this role is an important part of contemporary art and we aim to foster a curious audience that is open to engaging with new thinking and sometimes challenging viewpoints.

The diverse exhibition program encourages audiences to engage with Australia’s visual culture in a welcoming gallery space. This environment, combined with the historic setting, provides a unique space in which to host your special event.

Linden is a public art gallery with a vibrant exhibition program of contemporary art that changes every eight to ten weeks. Each exhibition looks entirely different and can change the space.

Our gallery spaces

    Linden is a particularly suitable venue for:

    • Intimate dinners for up to 30 guests.
    • Cocktail style parties for up to 200 guests where guests can explore the entire gallery.

    The gallery spaces at Linden often make it difficult to hold large sit-down wedding receptions or ceremonies, please contact to discuss the suitability of the space for your event.

    Linden’s website lists the current exhibition program and will provide you with examples of work that are likely to be on display. The images below give an idea of how the space can change throughout the annual program.

    IMAGES > View of the outer gallery space, 2022. Photograph: Liam James.

    IMAGES > View of the gallery backyard and balconies, 2022.
    Photograph: Liam James.

    Be inspired

    Venue availability

    We are only able to take bookings for events when the gallery is not open to the general public: 

    • Monday > all day to midnight
    • Tuesday to Sunday > 4pm to midnight

    Hire Fees

    Venue hire include all five ground floor gallery rooms, the reception area, and the garden:

    • 3-hour day/evening event: $1000 plus gst
    • Long/late night event: $2000 plus gst

    Please note > Hire includes 1 hour bump in and bump out. Additional time is charged at $200 per hour plus GST. Special price consideration will be made for not-for-profit, community group and fundraising activities.


    All hirers must pay a $750 (GST free) event bond. This bond is to ensure the space is left in a satisfactory condition after your function. If any of the conditions of hire are breached then Linden will receive the bond.

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellation within 7 days of event will incur a 100% charge of total costs
    • Cancellation with 1 month of event will incur a 50% charge of total costs

    IMAGES > Interior view of the gallery. Photograph: Liam James.

    IMAGE > Private event at Linden, 2022. Photograph: Shelley Xue.

    General conditions

    • An application for hire must be completed by the hirer prior to use.
    • Linden reserves the right to refuse any application for any reason at any time.
    • Linden maintains the right to override your booking if it is running programs or if an arts-based activity requires the space. Linden is required to give the hirer two weeks’ notice and will endeavour to offer another time slot.
    • Hirers must finalise payment before using the space.
    • No alcohol must be provided on site without prior written approval of the gallery manager.
    • No person under the age of 18 is permitted on premises without the adequate adult care and supervision.
    • Any hirers working with children must adhere to linden’s child safety policy & procedures – failure to do so will result in the cancellation of any and all bookings.
    • Booked times must be strictly adhered to - i.e. Setting up and packing up must take place during booked time – not before or after.
    • All rubbish must be placed in bins/recycle bins provided. If a bin is filled, please empty it into the appropriate wheelie bin.
    • The floors must be swept after each hire in readiness for the next hirer.
    • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds.
    • As Linden is a heritage building, bar heaters or bare flames such as candles, oil burners or incense are prohibited and not must be used in the spaces.
    • Linden is not responsible for any loss or damage sustained by the hirer or guests.
    • Hirer shall indemnify Linden and keep Linden indemnified from and against all actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, damages and costs whatsoever brought, prosecuted or made (as the case may be) against linden for or on account of or arising out of or in any way connected with the loss of life, personal injury or damage to or loss of property suffered or sustained in consequence of the acts, omissions, neglect or default (including negligence) of the hirer or any servant or agent of the hirer or any person claiming through or under the hirer during the period of time.


    + Apply Now

    Book a visit

    For further information or to book a viewing please contact:

    Emilie Jeffreys
    Gallery Administrator
    T > 03 9534 0099
    E >

      You might also be interested in

      Linden Workshop Space

      The Linden Workshop space which is suitable for running hands on art & craft activities This space would be provided to tenants at a reduced hourly rate.