Welcome to Linden’s July e-newsletter. As the winter chill begins to set in, we have a series of exhibitions to get you thinking and a range of events to experience the gallery like never before.
We invite you to visit a series of exhibitions that explore sound – you can listen to a performance, bend down to hear a sculpture and even lie down on the floor to be enveloped by sound. There are a range of events in July for you to explore.
It is school holidays, so don’t fear, we have you covered with free drop in creative activities for you and your family. You might want to match this with….ice skating in Acland Street Plaza or perhaps a visit to the Penguins off the pier.
And we are pleased to be working in partnership with the Melbourne Fringe Festival to present an Artist Speakeasy program south side with some great speakers who will share their tips and tricks for promoting an exhibition on a shoestring.
Thank you to all our donors who helped us achieve our goal of $25,000 by the 31 May. We exceeded this and have just received a further $25,000 in matched funding from Creative Partnerships Plus1 Program.
We also have some great opportunities:
> Are you a local artist looking for a studio? We have 3 to apply for.
> Are you a local writer looking for a room of you own? We have 1 studio space that might just do the trick
> Are you an art or craft teacher looking to present a class? Apply here
> And we have some office spaces – so are you our next Companies in Residence?
And maybe you are looking to do something with all the spare time you have…well we have some great volunteer opportunities as well. Take a look here and see if that works for you.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery soon.
In this issue
> Come and listen to our latest exhibitions
> Hear the gallery come alive with a series of artist-led events
> Drop in with the kids for the school holidays
> Learn to promote your next exhibition
> Thank you to our donors
> Thank you for visiting Elements & Dark Water
> In case you missed it – this is what we have been up to
Linden’s latest exhibitions explore sound. Our lives are layered by sound, from the distant drone of traffic that forms the backdrop of our urban lives to the cacophony of voices that surround us each competing for our attention. Sound art provides a different way to experience our gallery spaces.
Mona Ruijs’ exhibition, Sympathetic Resonance, has created layered opportunities to experience the vibration of sound.
Lucreccia Quintanilla’s exhibition, A Ripple and an Echo, explores how we value sound and asks us to step a little closer and consider what it is we hear what we overlook.
Cat Hope’s exhibition Sub Decorative Sequences offers us a new way to visualise sound. Hope steps away from traditional musical notation to create her own system that provides a new way of seeing sound.
Linden Locals is a project to celebrate you; the many people – visitors, artists and locals – that make Linden New Art what it is today. Our locals travel from far and wide. Some have grown up running through our gardens, others have exhibited their art on our gallery walls, and some have visited to impress their dates.
PERFORMANCE > SUB DECORATIVE SEQUENCES WITH CAT HOPE
What might architecture sound like? Listen to the sounds of Linden’s gallery walls in these special performances with Cat Hope.
Saturday 20 July, 2PM, FREE
With Karina Utomo, Sage Pbbbt and Judith Dodsworth, mixing styles as diverse as death metal, throat singing and classical music.
Join us for a special curator-led tour of exhibitions Cat Hope > Sub Decorative Sequences, Lucreccia Quintanilla > A Ripple and an Echo and Mona Ruijs > Sympathetic Resonance with Linden Curator Juliette Hanson.
Hanson will discuss how these works have been created specifically for the Linden gallery spaces and contextualise the artists’ work within the history of sound art. Within this experimental medium, learn about each artist’s practice and the very different ways they have engaged with sound.