Learn with Linden





Be creative

Linden offers educational programs which can be tailor-made to suit your learning focus and curriculum. Linden collaborates with schools and students to assist self-guided learning, critical thinking, problem solving and experimentation. Each school visit is unique and developed in partnership with Linden and the teachers.

To discuss opportunities for your school to Learn with Linden contact us or keep in touch with our education program, including quarterly education news, education opportunities for schools, VCE portfolio workshops and professional development and teacher-in-service days by calling or sending us an email.

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Our Education programs


Curator-led Tour

Learn about the artists and the themes of the current exhibitions on display with curator-led tour. In this tour, participants are encouraged to engage critical thinking through discussion and debate.

Suitable for: School groups (Primary, Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Linden History and Architecture Tour

Discover the history of Linden from the traditional owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung people, to its ownership from 1870 by Jewish family, the Michaelis, to its life as a public art gallery from 1986.

Suitable for: School groups (Primary, Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Art & Drawing Activities

Practice observational drawing in the gallery space inspired by the current exhibitions on display. Activities can be developed in collaboration with schools and groups to learn, refine or practice creative skills. All materials provided.

Suitable for: School groups (Primary, Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free

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Writing Activities

Writing activities can be developed in collaboration with schools and groups in response to key focus areas and the current exhibitions on display. Activities may include writing exhibition reviews, artist profiles, critical analysis or research tasks.

Suitable for: School groups (Primary, Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Tailored Activities

Special activities can be developed by Linden in collaboration with schools and groups in response to key focus areas and the current exhibitions display. Activities may include information sessions, photographic activities or treasure hunts.

Suitable for: School groups (Primary, Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Artist-led Workshops

Learn practical skills from the artists currently on exhibition. Designed and led by the artist, participants will learn new creative skills to help develop their own artistic practice.

Suitable for: School groups (Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 1 hour +
Cost: $100/hour

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VTS Conversations

Partake in a Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) conversation to improve visual literacy, communication and critical thinking. VTS is an inquiry-based teaching method engaging participants in an open-ended discussion about what they see. VTS is demonstrated to improve writing and reading comprehension when practiced at least once a month on an ongoing basis. Teacher resources can be taken away with an opportunity for ongoing support to deliver VTS conversations. Learn more about VTS > https://vtshome.org

Suitable for: School groups (Secondary & VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 30 minutes + (dependent on group size)
Cost: Free

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Behind the Scenes Seminar

Discover the behind the scenes operations of a not-for-profit public art gallery and hear from the key Linden team members about their day to day roles. The seminar will discuss funding, exhibition management, artist engagement, community engagement, & marketing.

Download the Behind the Scenes resource guide
> HERE.

Suitable for: School groups (VCE), Teacher professional development
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free

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Our Current exhibitions


Robert Fielding

Robert Fielding

Routes / Roots
22 February 2020 > 17 May 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.


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Jacqui Stockdale

Jacqui Stockdale

The Long Shot
22 February 2020 > 17 May 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.


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Karla Dickens

Karla Dickens

My Mother’s Keeper
22 February 2020 > 17 May 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.


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Jonathan Kim

Jonathan Kim

Encounter
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).


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Our Upcoming exhibitions


Theatre Works

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.


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Dean Golja

Dean Golja

Pseudonym
2 April > 10 May 2020

This photographic project is an elegy to a fallen street-based sex-worker and the town of St Kilda. It invokes the genre of paranormal photography to observe a re-visitation of moments and places, like an envisioned environmental portrait of an invisible subject.


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