Linden New Art’s stunning building was completed in the late 1850s. 166 years on she is in need of a facelift, because grand old dames deserve to look their best at all times! We are delighted to announce that our well loved home in St Kilda will be receiving some much-needed TLC in 2017 thanks to a significant investment by the City of Port Phillip.
For thirty years Linden New Art has presented new and sometimes challenging work by many of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. We are proud of the significant impact we have had on the careers of many artists: internationally renowned Penny Byrne took her first steps towards an art career in the Linden Postcard Show; Dr Debbie Symons has had work exhibited in Paris and New York following her inclusion in the first Linden Art Prize and Linden Projects: Atmosphere. These are just two examples of the many artists who have shown at Linden and gone on to develop their practice and careers as professional artists. Many others have had the opportunity to extend their practice such as notable Indigenous artist Daniel Walbidi who shifted his painting practice to create a large salt installation on the gallery floors and Sydney sculptor Alex Seton whose work explored the current asylum seeker debate with the inclusion of a soundscape.
IN 2017 WE ARE ON THE MOVE
Linden’s next step is an exciting one. In early 2017, whilst the renovations take place we will be relocating to Domain House (the former home of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art). Situated near the entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens in South Yarra, the gallery will be in close proximity to some of Melbourne’s iconic visitor attractions.
While we are sad to be temporarily leaving our Acland Street home, we are excited by the prospect of introducing new audiences to Linden and bringing them back with us when we return to St Kilda with the popular Linden Postcard Show in late 2017.
BE PART OF LINDEN’S NEXT CHAPTER
As a valued supporter and lover of the arts we invite you to donate to Linden New Art. Your donations will contribute towards:
> Providing significant fees to the artists we work with so that they can create stunning new work for you to enjoy
> Supporting our mentoring program through our range of Artist Speakeasy professional development workshops designed to share tips, knowledge and insights to enrich artists professional practice.
> Supporting our range of public programs and special events to create intimate opportunities for visitors to learn about the stories and inspiration behind the art on display.
Help us ensure Linden continues to provide artists with opportunities to show their work and provide the community free access to some of the most exciting and thought provoking exhibitions in Melbourne.
While at Domain House we will present solo exhibitions by Sam Leach, Kylie Stillman and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. These exhibitions will inspire a range of opportunities for the community to learn and engage with contemporary art, including our Meet the Artist talks, In Conversation dinners, creative art making Crafternoons workshops and On Holidays workshops for school aged children.
PLEASE MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY
Your support will ensure we can continue to provide a memorable and rewarding experience for exhibiting artists, our supporters and new visitors. Click here to donate online or download our donation form and post it back to us.
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Images: (L-R) Top row: Penny Byrne, installation view from Haunts & Follies exhibition, 2012. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist & Fehily Contemporary. Photograph: Dean McCartney > Debbie Symons, installation view fromLinden Art Prize, 2014. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > (L-R) Second row: Daniel Walbidi, installation view from New Frontiers, 2015. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist & Short Street Gallery, Broome. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > Alex Seton, installation view from Last Resort, 2014-15. Image reproduced courtesy of the artist & Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney. Photograph: David Marks Photographer > Children attending the NGVs, Express Yourself! Kids on Tour at Linden New Art, 2014. Photograph: Josephine Harkin > Linden Art Prize, 2016, opening event. Photograph: Josephine Harkin.