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. School visits may be hourly, half day or full day. 

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


Design Fringe > Designers on your Doorstep

Design Fringe > Designers on your Doorstep

Melbourne Fringe’s iconic, avant-garde furniture exhibition celebrates its 35th year and a new name. Evolving from Fringe Furniture to Design Fringe, it will include an expanded series of virtual projects, design workshops and talks celebrating Melbourne’s extraordinary independent and emerging designers and the ground-breaking works they produce.


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Vipoo Srivilasa

Vipoo Srivilasa

Wellness Deity
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

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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Ruth Höflich

Ruth Höflich

To Feed your Oracle
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

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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Carolyn Menzies

Carolyn Menzies

Of Slender Means
29 July 2021 > 29 August 2021

Carolyn Menzies will present a series of sculptural works and charcoal drawings that explore materiality and the intersection of art and craft. Menzies’ sculptures are made from steel wool and steel mesh. Steel is a hallmark of modern sculptural practice, however Menzies’ use of the material gently subverts this legacy as the wool and mesh are unashamedly domestic.


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Our Upcoming exhibitions


Linden Postcard Show 2021-22

Linden Postcard Show 2021-22

4 December 2021 > 27 February 2022 

The iconic Linden Postcard Show will return for its 31st year.  


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