Learn with Linden





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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


Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

Let's celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Linden Postcard Show. Unlike any Postcard Show birthday you’ve seen before, we’ve invited back some of the past winners, from 30 years of the show’s history, to exhibit their current work.


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Our Upcoming exhibitions


Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

5 December 2020 > 31 January 2021

Since 1990, this much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists - from emerging to established - the opportunity to present their artwork on the walls of Linden New Art's beautiful Victorian-era building.


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Ash Keating

Ash Keating

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne. 


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Troy Emery

Troy Emery

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Troy Emery’s practice encompasses sculpture, painting, and drawing. Emery’s artwork explores the way that representations of animals can be used as decorative motifs, superficial icons for ecological issues or fetishised objects of adornment and entertainment. 


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Nicholas Folland

Nicholas Folland

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Nicholas Folland’s practice explores the relationship between domestic objects and materials, natural forces and historical references. His work speaks to uncertainty, ecological fragility and our perception of time. 


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