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


Cyrus Tang > TIME FELL ASLEEP IN THE EVENING RAIN

Cyrus Tang > TIME FELL ASLEEP IN THE EVENING RAIN

12 March > 5 June 2022

Cyrus Tang will present a series of photographic works and light boxes that explore time and memory.


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Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman > Yal

Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman > Yal

12 March > 5 June 2022

This exhibition presents a selection of photographic work and large painted shields created with members of the artist's Yuri tribe of Simbu Province, and his diasporic family in the Waghi Valley of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.


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Ilan El > Colours of Light

Ilan El > Colours of Light

12 March > 05 June 2022

This exhibition will showcase a selection of work by St Kilda-based designer and artist Ilan El. Using glass and lighting design, El will explore the transformative beauty of colour and its relationship to light.


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LUCILLE MARTIN > RIGHT FIRE

LUCILLE MARTIN > RIGHT FIRE

21 April > 29 May 2022

In 2018-21, Martin was invited to observe fire initiatives that focus on the revival of 'Good fire' practice on Gumea Dharawal Country, as Artist in Residence at Bundanon Trust, NSW. RIGHT FIRE evolved over several days spent with Elders and Indigenous Fire practitioners photographing cultural burn practice to emphasise the significance of learning about Indigenous Fire knowledge.


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Our Upcoming exhibitions


HONOR FREEMAN > Ebb

HONOR FREEMAN > Ebb

11 June > 4 September 2022

Ebb
 explores the metaphoric qualities of water. The exhibition will feature a bathtub, complete with Freeman’s signature soaps, alongside contemporary lachrymal vessels used to collect tears, porcelain rain gauges and buckets.


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KATE BEYNON > THE SHAPESHIFTER’S HOUR

KATE BEYNON > THE SHAPESHIFTER’S HOUR

11 June > 4 September 2022

The Shapeshifter’s Hour explores supernatural themes, guardian figures and magical creatures. The imagery and characters in Beynon’s new body of work expand her interest in cross-cultural stories and mythologies.


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LOUISA BUFARDECI > FIGURING

LOUISA BUFARDECI > FIGURING

11 June > 4 September 2022

Figuring features over one hundred string figures made of face-mask elastic, pinned across the walls of three galleries.


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MORGANNA MAGEE > Distant Shores

MORGANNA MAGEE > Distant Shores

9 June > 31 July 2022

Developed in collaboration with members from the local community, Distant Shores combines documentary photography, family photos and written testimony to tell the story of the migrant experience through themes of cultural connection, memory, longing and loss. Curated by Anna Monea.


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