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THE GERTRUDE EDITION

Established in 2002 the Gertrude Editions are a series of specially commissioned limited-edition works of art, released annually on the occasion of the Gertrude Studios exhibition.

The Gertrude Editions have been developed to raise funds in support of Gertrude Contemporary and to promote the connection between current studio artists and previous generations of leading Australian artists who have held studios and/or exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary. The Gertrude Editions are held in several major private and institutional collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art. Released to the public in November of each year the Gertrude Editions usually contain some aspect of production that reveals the hand of the artist. The launch of the Gertrude Edition is celebrated with an invitation only afternoon tea at the home of a collector or patron and this event brings together Gertrude’s Table patrons, collectors, artists, alumni and peers.     


2014 EDITION ANNE-MARIE MAY

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Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie May is the 2014 Gertrude Edition artist.

The 2014 Gertrude Edition is a specially commissioned edition of thermally formed acrylic sculptures by Anne-Marie May, each one individually hand-shaped by the artist. Continuing her investigations into materiality, May transforms acrylic sheets into dynamic arrangements of interlocking curves through a process of heating and folding. The reflections cast by the sculptures’ transparent surfaces give the impression of drawings in light and space, blurring the line between two- and three-dimensional form.

May has exhibited extensively in Australia and New Zealand, with recent major curated exhibitions including Melbourne Now, NGV, Melbourne, 2013–14; Less is More, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2013; and 21st Century Modern, the 2006 Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2006.

The work has been generously donated by Anne-Marie May and Murray White Room, Melbourne.

Anne-Marie May
Untitled, 2014
Thermally formed acrylic
Dimensions variable
Unique State Edition of 50
Fundraiser price: AUD $1100

The 2014 Gertrude Edition has been supported by Yanni Florence.

The artist would like to thank Lucina Lane.

Photo credit: Christian Capurro.

 


2013 GERTRUDE EDITION JON CAMPBELL

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Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that Jon Campbell is the creator of the 2013 Gertrude Edition.

The Gertrude Editions are a series of new limited edition works of art, released annually on the occasion of the Gertrude Studios exhibition. The Gertrude Editions have been developed to raise funds in support of Gertrude Contemporary, and to promote the connection between current studio artists and previous generations of leading Australian artists who have held studios and /or exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary.

The 2013 Gertrude Edition Yeah/Gertrude is a specially commissioned series of screenprinted works mounted onto plywood panels. Campbell has printed the word “YEAH” onto calico, and then cut, mixed and collaged the segments to create a suite of variations on his well known “yeah flag”. In proposing this affirmative text as a replacement for the official Australian flag, Campbell engages in what has been described as a “gentle activism”. With humour and feel-good optimism, he eschews strident nationalism in favour of an inclusive celebration of the small, the overlooked and the everyday.

Jon Campbell has shown in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. His work is in major public and private Australian collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Portrait Gallery. Campbell was in residence at Gertrude Contemporary in 1985–87 making him amongst the first artists to hold a Gertrude studio. 

Yeah/Gertrude will be on exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary during Gertrude Studios 2013, opening 15 November, 6 – 8pm and running 16 November – 1 December.

The work has been generously donated by Jon Campbell, KALIMANRAWLINS, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

Jon Campbell
Yeah/Gertrude 2013
Screenprinted calico, plywood
30 x 60cm
Limited edition of 50
Fundraiser price: AUD $1100

Special thanks to Stewart Russell at Spacecraft and the Gertrude assistants - Colleen Chen, Alice Mathieu, and Kent Seaman. The 2013 Edition has been supported by Spacecraft and Yanni Florence. Photo credit: Mark Ashkanasy

 


2012 GERTRUDE EDITION RICHARD LEWER

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The 2012 limited edition artwork is by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Lewer, who has created 78 unique, hand painted works, each of which represent a Tarot card.

Comprising all of the cards in the Tarot deck these works continue Lewer’s investigations into the extremes of human behaviour. In each of the 78 works, Lewer employs his distinctive expressive painting style to engage us in the battle between good and evil, darkness and light, all seen through his viscerally humorous lens.

In creating the series, Richard Lewer referred to a number of historical precedents including the 15th Century Visconti-Sforza deck, one of the earliest surviving examples of tarot imagery.  Here, Lewer found common ground between narratives that have been central to his oeuvre and in imagery that for centuries has been used to reveal the self and divine the future.

Lewer is one of Australasia’s most eminent painters whose work has been shown extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and internationally. His work features in significant national collections such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He has had significant solo exhibitions surveying his practice at Monash University Museum of Art and at the Waikato Museum, New Zealand, as well as showing in a number of important group exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

Richard Lewer
Tarot Card Series 2012
oil on epoxy-coated steel
30.5 x 22.5cm
Limited edition of 78

Fundraiser price: AUD $1100

Work courtesy of Richard Lewer, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

Special thanks to Kerryn Wilson, All Panel Paints Fremantle, St Lukes Artist Colourmen, C. Tech Engineering, Fremantle Arts Centre, Famous Visual Services

Photo credit: Bo Wong

The 2012 Edition has been supported by Yanni Florence.
The work has been generously donated by Richard Lewer, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

 


2011 GERTRUDE EDITION MICHELLE USSHER

 

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The 2011 Gertrude Edition Mirrorrim Sees is a specially commissioned digital pigment and screen print on Somerset paper in an edition of 50, signed and numbered by Michelle Ussher. Responding to the repetitive process of printmaking, the series combines 4 images in 10 permutations with 5 variations making each print unique. Mirrorrim Sees depicts the narrative of a three-faced woman relentlessly pursuing an object through a universe of parallel reflections. Ussher’s print plays with the infinite possibilities of perception in relation to fiction, holographic principle, alternate realities and contemporary theory. The work has been generously donated by Michelle Ussher, KALIMANRAWLINS, Melbourne and Barbara Flynn, Sydney.

Michelle Ussher
Mirrorrim Sees 2011
Screen-print, printed with 12 colours, 5 screens, 1 digital print, embossing, silver
pigment, pencil and watercolour
Print size: 84 x 59.5cm
Frame size: 90 x 65cm
Limited edition of 50
 
Fundraiser price: AUD $1300 (including GST)
 
Work courtesy of Michelle Ussher, KALIMANRAWLINS, Melbourne and Barbara Flynn, Sydney
Artworks printed by Michelle Ussher and Lesley Sharpe at Wimbledon School of Art

Special thanks to Lesley Sharpe, Stephen Beasley, Matthew Noel-Tod, Acme Studios
Photo credit: Paul Knight

The 2011 Edition has been generously supported by Yanni Florence and Colour Square

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2010 GERTRUDE EDITION JOHN MEADE

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The 2010 Gertrude Edition has been specially commissioned and generously donated by John Meade and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Comprising a new sculptural work by John Meade in a limited edition of 50, the 2010 Gertrude Edition consists of a hand-cast Hydrostone spine, inset with polyethylene bristles, on a steel base.

John Meade
Screw Babs  2010
Hydrostone, polyethylene and steel
height 55cm
limited edition of 50

Work courtesy of John Meade and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Special thanks to Jethro Harcourt, Gasworks Sculpture Studio, and Yanni Florence

Photo credit: Andrew Curtis

$1,100 with limited editions available


2009 GERTRUDE EDITION BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG

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Comprising a new work by Benjamin Armstrong in a limited edition of 50, the 2009 Gertrude Edition is a wax and glass sculpture in three parts. As the glass has been hand blown, there are variations between the glass forms that make each Edition individual.

Benjamin Armstrong
Pink and Black 2009
blown glass and wax
dimensions variable
limited edition of 50

Work courtesy of Benjamin Armstrong and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Special thanks to Philip Stokes and Liza Martin

Photo Credit: Andrew Curtis

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2008 GERTRUDE EDITION DAVID ROSETZKEY

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The 2008 Gertrude Edition is a new photographic collage by David Rosetzky, which combines two portraits to question the boundaries between self and other. This work continues Rosetzky's interest in layering and portraiture, and the relationships between interiority and exteriority, gender and identity, realism and fiction.

David Rosetzky
Lindsey 2008
C-Type photo collage
Print size: 42 x 33cm, Frame size: 44 x 35cm. 
Limited edition of 45

Work courtesy of David Rosetzky; Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Kaliman Gallery, Sydney

Generously supported by Exhibit Framing and Prism Imaging

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2007 GERTRUDE EDITION NICK MANGAN

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The 2007 Gertrude Edition comprises a new sculptural work by Nick Mangan - a bronze sculpture, cast from an assemblage of banksia pods, beeswax and coins. Inhabiting an uneasy space between growth and decay, totem and tourist kitsch, the work explores the environmental effects of culture on nature and the dubious progress of capitalism.

Nick Mangan
monument for small change 2007
cast bronze
21 x 11 cm
Limited edition of 50

Courtesy of Nick Mangan and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Photo Credit: Andrew Curtis

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2006 GERTRUDE EDITION ROBERT OWEN

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Comprising a new sculptural work by Robert Owen in a limited edition of 45 unique states, the 2006 Gertrude Edition is a series of open cubes, which have been broken down and reconfigured into five different arrangements. The work plays upon the idea of “flowering” and continues Robert’s poetic and associative investigations into colour, form, and space.

Robert Owen
Florentia
2006
Painted steel
Dimensions variable (longest edge 30cm) 
Production: Peter Skerys; Studio Assistant: Rosa Voto
Limited edition of 45

Courtesy of Robert Owen, ARC 1 Gallery, Melbourne and Sherman Galleries, Sydney

Photo Credit: Andrew Curtis 

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2005 GERTRUDE EDITION DAVID NOONAN

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The 2005 Gertrude Edition comprises a new print by David Noonan, which continues his complex layering of histories and genres - from the romantic sublime and the historical gothic to 1970s bohemia and hippie culture.

David Noonan
Untitled 2005
Etching, photo-etching, spit bite and aquatint, printed in 3 colours from¨two copper plates and one aluminium photo-etching plate
Printed by Martin King at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 2005
Sheet size: 76 x 56cm. Image size: 64 x 45cm
Limited edition of 45

Courtesy of David Noonan and Uplands Gallery, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Foxy Production, New York

No Editions remaining


2004 GERTRUDE EDITION EMILY FLOYD

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Emily Floyd's work for the Gertrude Editions continues her investigation into the ways in which artists, curators and audiences learn to internalize and reproduce art discourse. Parodying the hype that can surround young artists, Important Emerging Artist provides a humorous and insightful commentary on the cliches used to market emerging artists.

Emily Floyd
Important Emerging Artist 2004
MDF, 296 letters, dimensions variable
Limited edition of 35

Courtesy of Emily Floyd and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Photo Credit: John Brash

NO EDITIONS REMAINING


2003 GERTRUDE EDITION KATE BEYNON

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The 2003 Gertrude Editions comprise two hand-painted works on canvas by Kate Beynon, in limited editions of 30 unique states. These works further develop the theme and imagery of the multiple lives of Li Ji - 4th century warrior girl / 19th century Forbidden City Princess / 21st century inner-city Australian-Chinese girl.

Kate Beynon
Li Ji - Forbidden City memory 2003 
Acrylic and aerosol enamel paint on canvas with wooden stretcher
12.5 x 12.5 x 3.5 cms
Limited edition of 30

Kate Beynon
Li Ji - Melbourne life 2003 
Acrylic and aerosol enamel paint on canvas with wooden stretcher
12.5 x 12.5 x 3.5 cms
Limited edition of 30

Courtesy of Kate Beynon and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Photo Credit: John Brash

NO EDITIONS REMAINING 


2002 GERTRUDE EDITION - RICKY SWALLOW

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Ricky Swallow

Forgotten Foundation 2002
Pigmented urethane resin multiple, comprised of two components, cast from wooden hand-carved originals
2 parts: 12.0 x 5.5 x 5.5 cms and 7.0 x 3.5 x3.5 cms, overall height 19.0 cms.
Limited edition of 55

Courtesy of Ricky Swallow and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Photo Credit: John Brash

NO EDITIONS REMAINING