This year’s show will showcase 1048 works from 400 artists across Australia, with each artist allowed up to three entries. To be eligible, all artworks have to be hung on the wall but despite this, the show received works in every medium – oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, charcoal, graphite, photography, textiles, ceramics, glass, collage, prints, wooden sculptures, found object assemblages, and more.
The show also received entries from local community groups and artists from Arts Project Australia. This year’s judges are Joanna Bosse, Curator at Bayside City Council, and Eric Nash, Director at Benalla Art Gallery.
For Gallery Director, Melinda Martin, she knows the end of the year is drawing close when the team beginning working on the Linden Postcard Show.
“Each year this exhibition allows visitors to become amateur detectives as they search our work that they love and find new artists whose skill they enjoy,” said Melinda Martin. “It is a smorgasbord of taste, style and variation – with something for everyone one to enjoy!”
Since 1990, this small artwork prize has been providing artists from all career stages all across Australia the opportunity to present their artwork inside Linden New Art’s beautiful Victorian-era building and receive recognition and cash prizes.
The long-standing exhibition is open entry so that everyone, from hobbyists to established artists, has the opportunity to see their artworks displayed on the walls of the gallery, the extended lockdowns providing the perfect opportunity and time to be creative.
Prizes include cash awards and vouchers for an assortment of local businesses, as well as the honour of being a winner in this well-respected art prize, and will be awarded by the judges at the virtual opening of the exhibition on Friday 3 December.
All exhibited artworks are also up for sale, so visitors are able to buy their own mini-masterpiece and support living artists from across the country.
Linden Postcard Show 2021-2022
Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
Exhibition: 3 December 2021 – 27 February 2022
For more information, visit: www.lindenarts.org for details.
Image: Linden Postcard Show 2020-21 – photo by Theresa Harrison Photography