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Prior to her directorship at Gertrude Contemporary Alexie was a curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and worked in state art institutions, museums, independent spaces and festivals. Alexie regularly contributes to exhibitions, symposiums and journals throughout the Asia-Pacific region and in 2005 she was the Curator-in-residence at Ssamziespace, South Korea, and in 2006 she completed the Asialink Leadership Program. Alexie is currently a Board Member of NAVA, Australia’s peak body for cultural advocacy and is co-curating the 2012 Adelaide Biennial at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Alexie holds a Bachelor of Art History and Theory (Hons) from the University of NSW with majors in English Literature and Photography.
Jacqueline has worked on a number of exhibition and cultural exchange projects nationally and internationally, both in her current role at Gertrude Contemporary and at the Barbican Centre in London. She has held internships at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; Camden Art Centre, London and Chisenhale Gallery, London. She has written for publications such as Australian Art Collector and Art Review (London). Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Michigan, and undertook the Art History, Theory and Criticism Master’s program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1992- 1994.
Emily has been curating for the past nine years in an institutional, free-lance and artist run context, throughout the Asia Pacific region and in Europe. She previously worked at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington as Exhibitions and Public Programmes Manager, and before that as Co-Founder and Co-Director of Conical ARI, Melbourne. In 2005 Emily managed the New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennial, and in 2003 she undertook a curatorial internship at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Emily writes frequently for artist's catalogues and periodicals including Frieze, Art Asia Pacific, Art and Australia and Kaleidoscope magazine. Emily holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, NZ. and an MA Art Curatorship from The University of Melbourne.
Pip Wallis is a writer, curator and Assistant Curator - Communications at Gertrude Contemporary. She is also currently a contributer to Stamm online journal. Pip was previously Curatorial Assistant of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria and a board member at Seventh Gallery (2009-2011). Recent curatorial projects include New Babylon, 2012, a major public art exhibition as part of Next Wave Festival. Pip has published exhibition catalogue essays and reviews and she has a particular interest in experimental art writing. Pip completed an MA Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne in 2009, examining the role of publishing in the context of New Institutionalism and its expanded curatorial models.
Shae Nagorcka is a writer and curator based in Melbourne. Currently a board member at Blindside Gallery, Shae has curated exhibitions for Gertrude Contemporary, Next Wave Festival and Blindside Gallery as well having assisted with installations for Dianne Tanzer Gallery and Mossgreen Gallery. Catalogue and writing contributions cover artists including Vincent Fantuazzo, Drew Pettifer and Dan Smith as well as for Gertrude Contemporary's 21:100:100 project and Short Play zine volume 1. Shae holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons majoring in Theory of Art and Design from Monash University.
Mandy Fox joined the board in April 2008. Mandy has an Arts/Law degree from Monash University. She worked briefly as a solicitor and a Judge’s Associate before going to the Bar in 1997. Mandy has worked in Melbourne as a barrister for nearly 13 years, specialising in criminal law
Based in Sydney, Sandra is a highly regarded benefactor of Australian contemporary art and assisted in the establishment and the continued programming of the Contemporary Collectors Benefactors (CCB) for the Art Gallery of New South Wales, serving as Chair of the CCB from 2003-2007. Sandra has an active track record of collaboration with artists, curators and critics in areas of support, promotion and the instigation of cultural initiatives, site-specific installations and exhibitions both within Australia and internationally.
Justin is the Group Managing Director of the Rees Group, which provides Business Advisory, Corporate Advisory and Wealth Management to a range of high net worth individuals and small to medium businesses. Justin is also a Director of GR Finance Ltd, a public unlisted finance company. With his involvement on a number of client company boards, Justin provides a depth of experience from various industries that benefits all of his positions held. Justin attended Monash University, attaining a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), and is a fully qualified CPA.
Ben currently works with ANZ Trustees philanthropy team advising clients on establishing charitable foundations. He also acts an advisor to a number of charitable trusts on their discretionary granting. Ben has previously worked as an Australian Art Specialist for Sotheby's (where he also had broader responsiblity for the company's business development stratetgy and Government relations), the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artbank. Ben sat on the Copyright Agency Limited Art market Advisory Panel and steered the secondary art market's Federal Government lobbying campaign for the Artist Resale Royalty Scheme. Ben is a Churchill Fellow (philanthropy) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne.
Helen Johnson graduated from a BFA (Hons) at RMIT in 2002, and held a studio residency at Gertrude during 2004-05. Since then she has presented numerous solo exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, and contributed to many group exhibitions, as well as undertaking various residencies in Australia and Europe. She has an active creative practice with painting at its center, and also involving writing and curating. She is presently undertaking postgraduate studies at Monash University and teaching at RMIT.
Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd completed her Gertrude Contemporary Studio residency in 2002. Floyd’s work has most recently made use of texts of political dissidence and counter cultural alternative living. Ideas drawn from literary theory, permaculture, Rudolf Steiner,communalism and seminal feminist language inhabit her sculptural installations.
Recent Group exhibitions include In the Balance - Art for a Changing World at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010; and Contemporary Australia: Optimism, GOMA, Brisbane, 2009. Recent solo projects include The Cultural Studies Reader, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria 2010; and The Fertile Void, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2009.
Emily Floyd is represented major collections Simmons and Simmons,London, The National Gallery of Victoria; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Floyd has also worked on significant urban public commissions including Public Art Strategy on Melbourne’s EastLink motorway. In 2006, the Emily Floyd multiple Important Emerging Artist was the 3rd Gertrude Edition. Emily Floyd is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.
Laith McGregor has exhibited widely throughout Australia and most recently in Physical Video, Gallery of Modern Art Queensland, New Psychedelia, The University of Queensland Art Museum (2011) and Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heidi Museum of Art (2010). He won the 2009 Qantas Art Prize and has been a finalist for numerous other prizes including: The Rick Amor Drawing Prize (2010), Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009) and Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award (2009). In 2009 Laith recieved a New Work Grant and carried out a residency at the Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle, France.
Laith McGregor is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney http://www.ssfa.com.au
Previous Directors: LOUISE NERI, 1985—1989; ROSE LANG, 1990—1999; MAX DELANY, 1999—2004; SAMANTHA COMTE, 2004—2005; ALEXIE GLASS, 2005 - present
Previous Staff: RUTH BAIN, Assistant Director 1986—1987; ROSE LANG, Assistant Director / Acting Director 1988—1989; VIRGINIA TRIOLI, Assistant Director 1988; SARAH RITSON, Assistant Director 1988—1989; JAMES HARLEY, Assistant Director 1989—1990; Deidre O’Driscoll, Assistant Director 1990; ADAM BOYD, Co-Assistant Director 1990—1992; BALA STARR, Co-Assistant Director 1990—1992, Assistant Director 1993—1995; ISABELLE KENNY, Gallery Assistant 1994; CHARLOTTE DAY, Assistant Director / Acting Director / Program Manager, 1995—1998; FIONA WHITWORTH, Acting Assistant Director 1995; HELEN GIBBINS, Gallery Assistant 1995, Program Assistant / Promotions Coordinator 1998—2000; KATE SHAW, Assistant Director / Program Assistant 1996—1998; SIMONNE KAPLAN, Gallery Assistant 1996; SARAH HASELTON, Gallery Assistant 1996; SAMANTHA COMTE, Public Relations Officer 1997, Program Manager / Deputy Director 1999—2004; REBECCA CHEW, Gallery Assistant 1999; MAGDA STACHOWIAK, Gallery Assistant 1999; KATE RHODES, Gallery Assistant 1999—2000; DANNY LACY, Gallery Assistant 2003—2006; ANDREA TU, Gallery Assistant 2003; NADINE CHRISTENSEN, Gallery Assistant 2003; JEFF KHAN, Communications Coordinator 2003—2006; ULANDA BLAIR, Special Projects Assistant 2004, Gallery Coordinator 2005—2006; Acting Communications Manager, 2006—2007; ANDREW McQUALTER, Gallery Assistant 2005—2007; AMITA KIRPALANI, Assistant Curator / Acting Curator - Communications 2007 - 2012; SHAE NAGORCKA, Gallery Manager, 2007 - present; PIP WALLIS, Curator - Communications, 2011 - present; EMILY CORMACK, Curator - Communications Manager, 2007 - present; JACQUELINE DOUGHTY, Deputy Director – Program Curator, - present
Previous Chairs: JOHN WALKER, 1985; MEMORY HOLLOWAY, 1985—1987; HARRY CURTIS, 1988—1996; CASSIE SERPELL, 1999—2005; JOHN MEADE, 2006; VICTORIA HOBDAY, 2007—2008; TROY HEY, 2009—present
Previous Board Members: TOM LOWENSTEIN, 1985—1987; TIM BASS, 1985—1987; PHIL CORMIE, 1985—1987; VANN FISHER, 1985—1986; BILL HENSEN, 1985—1987; GEOFF LOWE, 1985—1987; PETER SAUNDERS, 1985—1987; KATRINA KENT, 1988—1989; MARGARET BEATTIE, 1988—1990; ANDREW FUNSTON, 1988—1991; STEPHEN GILFEDDER, 1988; PHILIPPA HAWKER, 1988—1990; NAOMI MILGROM, 1988—1990; CHRIS DYSON, 1989—1998; ROBERT OWEN, 1990—1999; EVAN LOWENSTEIN, 1991—1998; MARGOT CAPP, 1991—1993; BRUNO CHARLESWORTH, 1991—1993; BRENT HARRIS, 1991—1994; CAROLYN BARNES, 1994—1999; LINDA WHITE, 1994—1999; ANNA NERVEGNA, 1995—2001; MICHAEL AGAR, 1997—2001; OWEN GWYNNE, 1997—2006; CASSIE SERPELL, 1997—2006; RUTH BAIN, 1999—2006; JOHN MEADE, 1999—2007; MARIE SIERRA, 1998—2007; JOHN DENTON, 2000—2006; JAMES BETT, 2000—2006; KATHY ROBINSON, 2002—2005; DAVID McLEISH, 2005—2008; MARK HENRY, 2005—2008; TONY CHAMBERLIN, 2006—2009; JAN van SCHAIK, 2002—2008; EDWARD COLLESS, 2003—2009; DAMIANO BERTOLI, 2004—2010; TROY HEY. 2006—present; JUSTIN MASTORES, 2007—present; EMILY FLOYD, 2007—present; SANDRA FERMAN, 2008—present; MANDY FOX, 2008—present; BEN CLARK, 2008 - present; KATIE LEE 2011 - present
Previous Studio Artist Representatives: KIM DONALDSON, 1985—1986; Jan Nelson, 1985—1986; BRETT COLQUHOUN, 1987; AMANDA RITSON, 1987—1988; BRENT HARRIS, 1988; DRU PARRISH, 1989; NEIL EMMERSON, 1989—1990; ELISABETH BODEY, 1990; ANITA KOCSIS, 1991—1993; PENELOPE LEE, 1991—1993; ANNA NERVEGNA, 1993—1994; JAN PARKER, 1993—1994; ALEX RIZKALLA, 1993; SUSAN HEWITT, 1995; ROBYN EASTGATE, 1995; SIONE FRANCIS, 1996; JACINTA SCHREUDER, 1996; LOUISE JENNISON, 1997; LESLIE EASTMAN, 1997; PAULA WONG, 1998; JENNIE LANG, 1998—1999; LOUISA BUFARDECI, 1999—2000; JAMES LYNCH 2000; PAREKOHAI WHAKAMOE, 2000; CHRIS BOND, 20001—2002; ANDREA TU, 2001—2002; PAUL KNIGHT 2003; LARESA KOSLOFF, 2003—2005; SUE DODD, 2004—2005; KATE FULTON, 2006; ALEX MARTINIS ROE, 2006—2007; BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG, 2007—2008; JACKSON SLATTERY, 2008—2009; ROB McLEISH, 2009—2010; MATT HINKLEY, 2009—2010; EMILY FERRETTI, 2010 - 2012