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It’s almost Spring! Linden New Art has a new season of exhibitions and activities to inspire, inform and educate. We have art classes for both children and adults and a Melbourne Chamber Orchestra performance.

CURRENT EXHIBITION > DUPLIKATOR
> CONTINUES UNTIL 9 OCTOBER 2016

In Duplikator we find Samuel Tupou’s signature use of vivid colours, pop sensibility, and street art techniques combined with patterns inspired by Ngatu designs. Adapting printmaking techniques such as silkscreen and printing onto layers of Perspex and PVC cut into shapes, his works are multi-layered both in appearance and cultural context.

DUPLIKATOR AND LAGANGU
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Listen to Samuel Tupou and Alick Tipoti talk about their exhibitions and inspirations behind their work.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION > LAGANGU (From the Islands)
> CONTINUES UNTIL 9 OCTOBER 2016

Lagangu (From the Islands) features new work by one of the Torres Strait Islands’ most dynamic artists. Alick Tipoti presents a selection of lino-prints and paintings that reflect his culture and depict meaningful symbols about the land, sea and sky through customary Torres Strait Island patterns. Born and raised on Badu Island (Queensland), home to the biggest community in the outer Torres Strait, Tipoti was taught carving techniques by uncles from an early age. His involvement in making traditional dance costumes and dancing apparatus as a child led to his interest in creating art today. Tipoti is also one of the few remaining people today who can speak the Torres Strait Island language of Kala Lagaw Ya fluently, another influence leading to the preservation of his culture and art practice.

ALICK TIPOTI VISITS MELBOURNE
> FROM BADU ISLAND

Linden New Art was delighted to welcome Alick Tipoti to Melbourne for the opening of his solo exhibition LAGANGU (From the Islands). Braving the cold Melbourne winter, Alick had a busy time with the installation of his exhibition alongside numerous public programs, including our regular In Conversation Dinner at Circa and the Artist Insight floor talk at the National Gallery of Victoria in front of his series of masks on display as part of the Art of the Pacific exhibition. Alick commented on what a privilege it was to have talked in front of them. Alick’s time in Melbourne also allowed him to visit the collection of Torres Strait Islander art and artefacts held by Museum Victoria, an extraordinary and inspiring opportunity. One in which Alick highlighted as key in developing future work. “I think the trip to visit the masks was definite a spiritual one, a highlight from a cultural perspective. The mask I visited was the very first mask that inspired my fibreglass work in term of making masks.” Linden New Art would like to thank Judith Ryan and the Public Programs team at the National Gallery of Victoria and Lindy Allen at Melbourne Museum for providing Alick with these opportunities.


 

LINDEN POSTCARD SHOW

21 OCTOBER TO 29 JANUARY 2016

The Linden Postcard Show is an open entry exhibition for all artists from hobbyist, emerging to established, and celebrates it’s 26th year in 2016. All works entered must be small format and measure no larger or smaller than 8 x 10 inches.The judges for the 2016 exhibition are:
> Michael Brennan, Acting Artistic Director, La Trobe University Museum of Art
> Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator, Castlemaine Art Museum
> Adam Harding, Director, 
Horsham Regional Art Gallery

EVENTS

ADULT CRAFTERNOON > PET PORTRAITS
> SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 2016

 


Join Melbourne-based artist Mary Neighbour for a workshop where you’ll learn the tips and techniques needed to produce a convincing portrait of your beloved canine companion. Working from a photo, you will be guided through the necessary steps to paint a good likeness of your pooch. The workshop is aimed at complete beginners through to those with some painting experience. Mary is a Melbourne artist who paints mostly in a semi-abstract style but also loves to paint dogs and has painted many pet portraits on commission.
Please bring along a colour photo of your pet’s head & shoulders, enlarged to life-size and printed out on A4 paper.

DATE > Sunday 9 October
TIME > 2.00PM to 4.00PM
COST > $50 PER PERSON, includes all materials
BOOK > HERE

LINDEN’S YOUNG AMBASSADORS > POSTCARD SHOW COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW
> THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016

Linden’s Young Ambassadors program brings together a group of young professionals (25-40 years old) looking for inspiring conversations, interesting debates and learning about contemporary art. The Linden Postcard Show is the perfect place to start forming a collection – all works are available for sale and are 8 x 10 inches in size. This event will give you a chance to discover that special gem that you just can’t live without. It is a great opportunity to meet other young professionals and have a very special preview before the official opening.

DATE > Thursday 20 October 2016
TIME > 6.00pm to 8.00pm
COST > $45 PER PERSON, includes finger food
BOOK > HERE

MCO CLARINET HEAVEN
> SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016

In conjunction with the Linden Postcard Show, Victoria’s leading small professional orchestra Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, returns to Linden for an intimate chamber music performance featuring Mozart’s timeless Clarinet Quintet. Limited places available.

DATE > Saturday 29 October 2016
TIMES > Performance one: 4.15pm, drinks and exhibition viewing following the performance
Performance two: 6.00pm, drinks and exhibition viewing from 5.30pm
COST > $59 PER PERSON, includes a glass of sparkling
BOOK > HERE

ADULT CRAFTERNOON > MOVABLE PAPER COLLAGE WITH JACQUI STOCKDALE
> SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2016

Learn some of the fundamentals of creating movable paper collages with Melbourne artist Jacqui Stockdale. Jacqui has taught all over Australia and as founder of ART CLASS CO runs her own classes with a focus on painting, drawing and collage. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1990, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas, winning numerous awards, including the Doug Moran Prize 2012 and the recent Australia Council Barcelona Studio Residency.

DATE > Sunday 13 November
TIME > 2.00PM – 4.00PM
COST > $44 PER PERSON, includes all materials
BOOK > HERE

> Linden Art Prize finalist, Deborah White will be exhibiting Ever Renewing Delight, at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in October.
> Arts Project Australia have a pop up gallery space at Collins Place, CBD until 31 August. 
> Emma Hamilton, a previous Linden Art Prize winner and Linden studio artist is part of an exhibition on currently at the The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall until 14 September.
> Michelle Doherty winner of the Postcard

Image credits: Duplikator and Lagangu opening night, (L-R) Linden New Art Chair, Sarah Brennan, Alick Tipoti, Boon Wurrung Foundation Board Member, Carolyn Briggs, Samuel Tupou and Linden New Art Director, Melinda Martin. Photograph: Josephine Harkin > Samuel Tupou, Tom & Jamie, 2015. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph: Al Simm > Alick Tipoti, Lagangu, installation view, 2016, linocut print on paper. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Jon Linkins > Photographs of Alick Tipoti presenting Artist Insight floor talk at the National Gallery of Victoria. Photograph: Andrea Hyland of Creative Cowboy Films > Samuel Tupou, Artbites vimeo, screen still of Samuel Tupou at Linden New Art. Video: Rachel Feery of Short Play Videography > Linden Postcard Show 2016, installation view. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > Linden Postcard Show 2016, installation view. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > Publish Me Workshop promotion image. Image courtesy of Kids’ Own Publishing > Mary Neighbour, Untitled,(dog portrait) 2015. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > Mary Neighbour, Untitled, (dog portrait) 2015. Photograph: Mary Neighbour > Young Ambassadors’, Collecting Art with Confidence function, August 2016. Photograph: Josephine Harkin > MCO Concert, 2014. Image reproduced courtesy of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra > Jacqui Stockdale, movable paper collages, 2016. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist and This is NO Fantasy.