Becoming a Sponsor of Gertrude Contemporary is to become an integral part of one of the liveliest, most creative communities in the Southern Hemisphere. Our reputation for excellence in exhibitions and programming, and our track record for advocating for Australia’s leading talents in the early stages of their career means that your company’s association with Gertrude Contemporary places you ahead of the curve in innovation and creativity. Our community of sponsors are an integral part of our operations, participating in the highest quality of events, exhibitions and discussions that will ensure your brand is well placed, and your staff are stimulated through their involvement with Gertrude Contemporary. Our partnerships with Sponsors are more than logo placement - they are true partnerships, held in a spirit of mutual respect and shared responsibility to each other’s objectives.
Gertrude Contemporary's sponsors are Yanni Florence, Proclaim Management Solutions, Temple Brewing Company and Blackhearts and Sparrows.
Yanni Florence has sponsored Gertrude Contemporary as a Graphic Designer since 2000. During this time he has designed Gertrude Contemporary’s two major flag ship publications each year, the Gertrude Studios publications and the Octopus publications. Significantly Yanni Florence designed the major 280 page, full colour book Short Ride in Fast Machine, commemorating Gertrude Contemporary’s twenty year anniversary. This major publication charts the history of Gertrude Contemporary from its inception as an artist managed set of studios to its position today as an internationally renowned contemporary art space.
Image caption: Proclaim staff picnicking at Gertrude Contemporary with Octopus 10 Curator Stephen Gilchrist
Proclaim has been a sponsor of Gertrude Contemporary since 2004. As an organisation that manages risk from a legal perspective this partnership is well pitched with Gertrude Contemporary whose mandate is risk, experimentation and creativity. Proclaim sponsor Gertrude Contemporary’s annual flagship exhibition, Octopus. Octopus is a series of exhibitions that present important developments in curatorial practice, giving curators the opportunity to expand their practice and discover new practice. In return for their support Gertrude Contemporary offer Proclaim staff art tours throughout Melbourne, special events at the gallery as well as tours of the extensive Proclaim art collection.
In 2010 our partnership with Proclaim won an Australian Business Arts Foundation (ABAF) Good Practice Award.
Temple Brewing Company became Gertrude's official beer sponsor in 2016. Temple Brewing is an award-winning, locally engaged brewery in Brunswick East creating handcrafted beers. With a focus on maintaining a local identity, engaging a diverse audience and a dedication to excellence and innovation, Temple Brewing and Gertrude Contemporary are well matched. Temple Brewing generously support all of our public openings and events with an excellent selection of their beers.
Image: A visitor at the 'Negative Approach' opening at Gertrude Glasshouse drinking Temple Brewing Pale Ale. Photo courtesy of Daniel Gardeazábal.
Independent wine sellers Blackhearts and Sparrows officially became Gertrude's wine sponsor in 2016. The generous team at Blackhearts and Sparrows support all of our public openings and events with an excellent selection of wines for our audience and artists to enjoy. Gertrude and Blackhearts and Sparrows share the same view: great art and great wine bring people together.
Image: Guests at the 2016 Gertrude Gala enjoying beautiful wines from Blackhearts and Sparrows. Photo courtesy of Daniel Gardeazábal.