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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. 

Our partnership with leading graphic design company Fabio Ongarato Design won a Good Practice award at the 2009 Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards.


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Since 2005 Fabio Ongarato Design have been Gertrude Contemporary’s major graphic design sponsor. This leading graphic design firm have worked pro-bono on the design and production of Gertrude Contemporary’s major publication projects, as well as the website redesign and rebrand in 2010.  Some of the significant projects that FOD have worked on for Gertrude Contemporary include the 370 page, hard back sound art book 21:100:100 One Hundred Sound Works By One Hundred Sound Artists From The 21st Century and the two volume publication that was published to coincide with the inaugural exhibition in our reciprocal exchange exhibition The Independence Project. The most significant aspect of this partnership is the 2010 rebrand which shows the depth of FOD’s commitment to Gertrude Contemporary, as well as revealing the shared vision and integrity of the two institutions.


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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.


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Image caption: Proclaim staff picnicking at Gertrude Contemporary with Octopus 10 Curator Stephen Gilchrist

Proclaim Management Solutions has been a sponsor of Gertrude Contemporary since 2004. As an organization 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 flag ship exhibition series entitled 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