Linden Postcard Show 2019-20
Address: 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
Date: 23 November 2019 - 9 February 2020
Time: Tuesday - Sunday 11-4pm
The long-standing exhibition continues to be open entry so that everyone, from hobbyists to established artists, has the opportunity to see their artworks displayed on the walls of the gallery.
Our MISSION is to be a centre of excellence for contemporary art.
To achieve our mission our 2016-2020 strategic goals include:
> EXHIBITIONS > Exhibit quality new contemporary art by mid-career artists
> ARTISTS > Support and mentor artists engaged with Linden
> COMMUNITY > Connect with our community by providing exhibitions, education and public programs
> GOVERNANCE > Operate a well governed, managed and sustainable organisation.
ABOUT THE BUILDINGLinden is built on the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land.
In 1853, Moritz and Rahel Michaelis moved to Melbourne from Germany. A successful merchant, Moritz purchased the vacant land at 26 Acland Street in 1870. Linden was completed the following year, the two-storied Italianate mansion having been designed by architect Alfred Friedrich Kursteiner.
Curator and landscaper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, William Guilfoyle, designed the extensive grounds that originally surrounded the building.
Linden was the family home of Moritz, Rahel and their fourteen children until 1957, when it was sold to Mr and Mrs Witty and become a private hotel known as Linden Court. It was subdivided during this time and apartments were built on the grounds that once stretched to Robe Street.
From 1962 to 1972, Linden’s new owners, Theodou and Alice van Veenendaal, continued to operate the mansion as a hotel.
Linden was purchased by the St Kilda City Council in 1983 and the building became home to what was originally known as the Linden Arts Centre and Gallery in 1986.