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Watch video interviews with artists and curators who have exhibited at Linden.



WATCH > Julia deVille > Wholeness and the Implicit Order

For Wholeness and the Implicit Order, deVille created an immersive environment using sound, smell and optical illusion, reimagining the original Victorian rooms of the gallery. This was deVille's largest installation to date.


WATCH > Natalie Ryan > Imaging the Dead

Natalie Ryan's practice explores themes that surround the aesthetic representation of animal cadavers and natural sciences, throughout history and in contemporary art. This exhibition presents a series of Ryan’s photographs that depict anatomical veterinary specimens alongside corresponding sculptural works.

WATCH > Nicole Newman > Geniavisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces)

Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces) is an exhibition of sixteen new works by Nicole Newman. Handcrafted Perspex boxes contain intricately silver-smithed forms from the natural world and the artist’s imagination. Hidden messages engraved in Yiddish and multiple layers of meaning can be found in the combination of words, visual puns and surreal imagery.


WATCH > Linden Postcard Show 2017-18

The Linden Postcard Show is an annual open-entry small works artprize. The 2017-18 show was held at Domain House, South Yarra while Linden's usual hoome in St Kilda underwent renovation. The exhibition design for the 2017-18 show was inspired by the grid-like paintings made famous by Dutch Master painter Piet Mondrian.


WATCH > Sam Leach > Avian Interplanetary

Sam Leach’s solo exhibition Avian Interplanetary is a proposal for a future habitat that takes into account the world view of non-humans as well as humans. The works explore possible connections between recent research about the evolved human preferences for certain landscape schemes and experiments into how creatures use visual signals and strategies to negotiate their environment.


WATCH > Kylie Stillman > The Opposite of Wild

The Opposite of Wild is a new body of work being created specifically for the space at Domain House. It will include one of Stillman's largest 'book sculptures’ to date. Consisting of 100’s of unwanted paperback books, the artwork is made by cutting individual pages with a scalpel to reveal the negative space of an organic form. 


WATCH > Penny Byrne > Brutal

Penny Byrne’s sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous. Using materials such as bronze, glass, vintage porcelain figurines and found objects, Byrne’s work presents an ongoing inquiry into popular culture and international politics.


WATCH > Duplikator & Lagangu

In Duplikator we find Samuel’s signature use of vivid colours, pop sensibility, and street art techniques combined with patterns inspired by Ngatu designs. In Lagangu, Alick Tipoti, one of the Torres Strait Islands’ most dynamic artists, presents a selection of linocut prints and paintings that reflect his culture and depict meaningful symbols about the land, sea and sky through customary Torres Strait Island patterns. 


WATCH > Heads or Tails? & Wild Lands

Leith Maguire's solo exhibition Heads or Tails? highlights the way that living things exist in and move through the natural world.

Wild Lands is a group exhibition featuring six Arts Project Australia artists and features works on paper and ceramics of wild and exotic animals from all over the world. 


WATCH > Linden Art Prize

The 2016 Linden Art Prize was officially opened by Emma Crimmings, Director, Gertrude Contemporary. The Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a Masters Degree or PhD in 2015. The Linden Art Prize celebrated its inaugural year in 2014.

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In this podcast of our recent Artist Speakeasy: Video Boot Camp, current PhD candidate Brie Trenerry and a panel of video professionals, Gabriella Mangano, Kieran Boland, Geordie Miller and Diego Ramirez discuss professional practice in the making of moving image works, from video art to expanded cinema.




WATCH > Object Future III

Object Future III, follows six design studios commissioned to produce an object specifically for this exhibition. The exhibition focusses on process, an aspect of design that is often overlooked when experiencing the produced object. Object Future III is curated by Suzannah Henty and Dale Hardiman.


WATCH > Linden Postcard Show 2015

The much-loved Linden Postcard Show is an annual feature of the Linden calendar. An open entry exhibition for all artists from hobbyist, emerging to established, allows for an explosion of colour on the gallery walls. The only restriction is the size. All works must be exactly 8 x 10 inches.


WATCH > New Frontiers

New Frontiers presents a selection of contemporary art being created in some of Australia’s most remote Indigenous communities including those located in the Great Sandy Desert and the East Pilbara. New Frontiers is curated by Emma McCowan.


WATCH > 2015 Linden Art Prize

Linden is proud to present the second annual Linden Art Prize; a non-acquisitive award established to celebrate excellence and nurture a new generation of artists. The award is open to those who have recently completed postgraduate study from a Victorian University and the four prizes are awarded with an aim to support the transition from study to professional practice.


WATCH > Alex Seton >Last Resort

In association with McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery Linden presents a solo exhibition of Alex Seton's sculpture and installations. The works in this exhibition explore Australia's response to immigration.


WATCH > Outlaws

Hear curator Yhonnie Scarce describe Outlaws and how artists Dale Harding, The Treaters, James Tylor and Jason Wing focus on identity, delving into their own and their families' histories from colonisation through to the recent Northern Territory Intervention to create new work.



WATCH > Innovators 1

Linden’s Innovators series of exhibitions presents new and innovative contemporary art. Artists include, Jessie Bullivant, littlewhitehead, curated by David Hagger, Nicholas Ives, James Bonnici and Amelie Scalercio, Britt Salt and Jasmine Targett. 




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