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Entry is free.
Gertrude Contemporary at 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy is open:
Tuesday–Friday 11am–5:30pm and Saturday 11am-4:30pm.
Gertrude Glasshouse at 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood is open:
Both galleries are closed on public holidays.
Gertrude Contemporary and Gertrude Glasshouse close over summer from around 20 December to 20 January each year. During this period the galleries are closed to the public and we do not respond to correspondence.
For information about how to support Gertrude, email the Development and Communications Manager, Laura De Neefe.
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Gertrude Contemporary is a not-for-profit gallery and studio complex. Gertrude Contemporary does not represent artists or sell artworks, nor does the organisation charge gallery rental.
Gertrude Contemporary receives operational funding from Creative Victoria; The Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments; and the Australia Council for the Arts. The special projects and programs are made possible with help from philanthropic trusts, commercial sponsors and individual patrons. Gertrude Contemporary is also supported through sponsorships and individual philanthropy. For more information about Gertrude's Table, our patron program, please see here.
Gertrude Contemporary offer 16 large, non-residential studios, which are available by application once per year. Selected studio artists rent these spaces for a 2-year period at a heavily subsidised rate. Each residency is strictly for a 2-year period. The intake of residents is staggered throughout the year, so that 8 studios become available each year. Artists applying for studio spaces are not limited to any particular medium.
Studio 12 is the project space located upstairs on level one, among the studio spaces. This space is only available to current Studio Artists. Studio 12 is intended as a project space for risk and experimentation, encouraging studio artists to try out new ideas within a professional, supported environment. Each artist has one opportunity to exhibit in studio 12 during their 2-year tenancy and they are restricted from having solo-exhibitions in the gallery spaces downstairs.
Gertrude Contemporary accepts exhibition applications once a year. Deadlines can be found on the news section of the website. All requirements for submitting an exhibition proposal can be found on the ‘Apply’ section of the website. It is recommended that you consult the website for gallery plans. In your application, make sure to describe how you envisage the artwork to be situated and contextualised within the gallery space/s.
A panel consisting of gallery staff, practising artists (including one current studio artist) and other external arts professionals assess the exhibition applications. Letters are mailed out to each applicant regarding the outcome of discussions.
Yes - The Studio 18 program is the only residential studio in Gertrude Contemporary, and artists and curators may stay for a few days to a few months. The studio space is large enough to be used as a working space and/or a small exhibition space for projects undertaken during the residency. Applications are encouraged that outline proposed new bodies of work to be researched and developed during in residence at Gertrude Contemporary. For more information about availability and rental costs please email Shae Nagorcka, our Exhibitions and Studio Manager.