Linden Postcard Show 2014

24 Oct-06 Dec,

Art,

Exhibitions,

St Kilda

Critics' choice

Thousands of mini masterpieces jostle for the top prize

Every year the beautiful 1850s mansion that houses the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is overrun with thousands of small artworks for its Postcard Show.

The show is a competition, open to artists of all ages and experiences, working across all media. The only proviso is that the submissions have to be mini masterpieces, no larger than 8 x 10 inches. But while the works may be small, the scale of the show certainly isn’t.

Running for over 20 years, the Linden Postcard Show has become a staple of the Melbourne art calendar. The calibre of the judges – usually some of Australia’s leading curators, critics and art historians – also keeps the competition lively.

The exhibition is always popular and noisy and unpredictable and unpretentious. Many of the entrants are terrific and visitors get to a chance to select the work they love the most when they vote for the Yarra Trams People Choice Award. The gallery is proud that there isn’t a pre-selection process and they have never not hung an entrant. The winners vary from year to year; sometimes they are first-time entrants and sometimes well-known artists. The works are all for sale, and the small format means they’re reasonably priced - making them the perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Big names rub shoulders with passionate amateurs. In the sometimes slick world of contemporary art, the Linden Postcard Show is a welcome breath of fresh air.

Artists from around Australia are invited to enter the 2014 Linden Postcard Show. Entries close Sep 19.

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Linden Postcard Show 2014 details

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts


Address
26 Acland St

St Kilda 3182

Telephone 03 9534 0099

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