Tuesday – Friday
11.00 – 5.30pm
11.00 – 4.30pm
200 GERTRUDE STREET
FITZROY VIC 3065 AUSTRALIA
TELEPHONE +61 3 9419 3406
FACSIMILE +61 3 9419 2519
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Entry is free.
Tuesday–Friday 11am–5:30pm and Saturday 11am-4:30pm. The galleries are closed on public holidays.
Gertrude Contemporary closes for the summer break from around 20 December to 20 January each year. During this period the galleries are closed to the public and do not respond to correspondence.
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Gertrude Contemporary is an alternative to the commercial sector and to the artist-run / cooperative sector. Gertrude Contemporary does not represent artists or sell artworks, nor does the organisation charge gallery rental. Gertrude Contemporary is a government funded, not-for-profit organisation that receives operational funding from Arts Victoria 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 has an active patrons program called Gertrude’s Table. For more information 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 for the subsidised rate of $50 per week. Each residency is strictly for a 2-year period and 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 the application, 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.
Successful applicants receive an artist’s fee ($750), invitations (and their postage), a printed catalogue, line advertisement in Art Almanac and standard materials necessary for the hanging and dismantling of exhibitions.
Yes - The Studio 18 program is the only residential studio in Gertrude Contemporary, and artists and curators may stay for up to three 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. Studio 18 costs $165 per week, and applicants are encouraged to seek funding from local funding and philanthropic bodies. Applications are encouraged that outline proposed new bodies of work to be researched and developed during in residence at Gertrude Contemporary.