Enrich your cultural appreciation of Indigenous art and heritage! Join us for morning tea and a curator talk before setting off on a guided Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Centred upon the thriving artistic foundations of the tri-state border region of WA, SA and NT, Border Lines, brings together celebrated painters from the Papulankutja and Warakurna art communities and the renowned fibre artists of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. In a guided tour of the exhibition, our Curator Juliette Hanson will discuss the development and importance of these three art centres, the historical events depicted in the artworks, and the new and traditional art practices of the central desert region.

Followed by the Aboriginal Heritage Walk where you will journey into the ancestral lands of the Koolin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture. Experience a traditional guide and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.


Learn more about the Indigenous walk (video 1:12) > HERE

Read more about Papulanktja artists > HERE

Read more about Tjanpi Desert Weavers > HERE

Read more about Warakurna artists > HERE


Please note morning tea and exhibition tour will start at 10:30, followed by the guided garden tour at 11am.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Join the Royal Botanic Gardens for the Aboriginal Heritage Walk to learn about the culture of the Koolin Nation
  • Hear from curator of Border Lines exhibition about the art practices of the Indigenous communities on the try-state border of WA, SA and NT

What to bring
  • Everything will be provided
What to wear

Something comfy for walking in

Appropriate for

Family friendly event for ages 5+


Linden New Art

Vendor sincce 2016

LINDEN NEW ART is a public gallery that specializes in displaying new contemporary art.

The gallery opened to the public in 1986 and is located in the seaside suburb of St Kilda. Housed in a Victorian mansion, Linden’s grand domestic building makes it a unique place to see, explore and discuss contemporary art. Our annual exhibition program features work from artists across Australia and overseas. Exhibitions change every eight weeks and are supported by a range of dynamic programs to allow for visitors to learn about, debate and question contemporary art. Opportunities to and meet artists and curators are regular features of our programs.


Linden’s grand Victorian architecture was commissioned by Moritz Michaelis in the mid 1800s. Michaelis arrived in Australia in 1853 and set up a successful business during Melbourne Gold Rush.

The architect AF Kursteiner designed the two storied mansion to be a grand family residence. It was built between 1855 and 1885. The curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, William Guilfoyle designed the extensive gardens that originally surrounded the property.     

The house remained in the Michaelis family for many decades and in 1957 the Michaelis family sold the house and it became a private hotel known as Linden Court.

Linden Court was operated by migrants Theodour and Alice van Veenendaal until it was sold to council. In 1983 it was purchased by the St Kilda City Council and Linden Arts Centre and Gallery were   opened in late 1986.

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