Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday
11.00 – 5.30pm
11.00 – 4.30pm

TELEPHONE +61 3 9419 3406
FACSIMILE +61 3 9419 2519


Gertrude Contemporary has sixteen low-cost artist studios available for artists living in Melbourne. Applications are accepted annually for two-year studio residencies.

Since its inception in 1983 Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Program has provided practical support and professional advocacy for many of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

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General Information
16 subsidised non-residential studios located at Gertrude Contemporary are available to emerging and mid-career artists for a period of two years. They range in size from 30–72 square metres. 
The subsidised monthly rental is $280*. Tenants are required to pay one month's rent in advance, and a bond which is equivalent to two month’s rent.
*Subject to change. GST inclusive.

Submission Date Studios
For studios becoming available in 2015, please submit applications by Friday 11 September 2015 by 5.30pm (Applicants will be notified of outcomes by the end of November 2015)

All visual artists are eligible to apply, provided they are not enrolled in undergraduate study. Applicants must be able to commit to a two-year period of residency, and must treat studio rental responsibilities as a priority. Successful applicants are chosen on the basis of quality of work, perceived potential, and space requirements.The organisation also attempts to create a balance of media, gender and age in the studio artist community.

Required Information

All submissions and required proposal material should be directed to [email protected] as either a direct email attachment, or shared to [email protected] via Dropbox or Google Drive.

1. Completed application form. Use Adobe Acrobat to type into the PDF form and print, or else print and complete by hand.
2. One CV (no more than one A4 page)
3. Visual materials (see below)
4. Image details and credits (no more than one A4 page)  

Visual Materials
Please submit work that has been completed in the past 2 years. Material in excess of the limits below will not be viewed by the committee.
Please supply:

1. 12 images in jpeg format, maximum size 1mb per image
2. 5 minutes (maximum length) digital video, hosted via Youtube or Vimeo, otherwise shared via Dropbox or Google Drive (100mb maximum file size)

Not accepted
Slides, catalogues, photographs, colour photocopies, or any other printed material; VHS tapes; Powerpoint presentations; images saved in a PDF document.

Selection is made by the Studio Selection Panel, whose members include gallery staff, a current studio artist, a member of the Board of Management, and two external arts professionals. Applicants will be advised of results in writing. Panel decisions are final and cannot be negotiated.

Address enquiries to the Gallery Manager T (03) 9419 3406 F (03) 9419 2519 or E [email protected] Please address submissions to: Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia.