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Gertrude Contemporary

Gertrude Contemporary Gertrude Contemporary is a non-profit gallery and studio complex supporting contemporary artists. Gertrude Contemporary is valued nationally and respected internationally as a dynamic centre for the production and presentation of contemporary art.

With the artist placed firmly at the centre of our community, we foster a culture of risk, collaboration and critical-thinking to generate innovative programs that engage audiences in creative exchange. For our program, news and updates go to: https://gertrude.org.au/

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Opening at Gertrude Contemporary this Friday:Polyphonic ReverbCurated by Mark FearyExhibiting Artists | Yuriyal Eric Bri...
15/06/2022

Opening at Gertrude Contemporary this Friday:
Polyphonic Reverb

Curated by Mark Feary

Exhibiting Artists | Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman, Stevie Fieldsend, Graham Fletcher, Brian Fuata, Tamsen Hopkinson, Greg Semu and Angela Tiatia

Exhibition Dates | 18 June - 14 August 2022
Opening Reception | Friday 17 June, 6-8pm
Public Program | Performance by Brian Fuata, Sunday 19 June, 2pm

Gertrude is pleased to invite you to join us for the opening reception of Polyphonic Reverb at Gertrude Contemporary on Friday 17 June from 6-8pm.

Image: Installation view of Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman, 'Sikiram I Bung I Scrum' 2019, Acrylic, enamel, twine on board, linen and canvas, Dimensions variable, presented as part of The National 2019, Carriageworks. Image courtesy of the artist, Milani Gallery and Gallerysmith. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

Gertrude is pleased to thank events partner @bodriggybrewingco

@markfeary @angelatiatia @yuriyal_ @steviefieldsend_ #brianfuata #grahamfletcher @tamsenhopkinson @greg_semu

#GertrudeContemporary

14/06/2022
Meet the Artist: Mia Salsjö

Gertrude has supported great artists at pivotal moments in their careers since 1985.

Hear current Gertrude Studio Artist Mia Salsjö discuss the positive impact of her time at Gertrude.

View the full video on our website | 🔗 in bio

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Gertrude’s artistic program nurtures artists, and places them within a global contemporary art context. Gertrude supports artists to research and produce ambitious creative projects, and connects their projects with communities of creative practitioners and public audiences.

Over 300 artists have taken part in the Gertrude Studio Program since its inception. The program provides highly subsidised studios to 16 artists at a time for a two-year period. The Gertrude Studio Program supports an intergenerational selection of artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to make risk-taking and ambitious new works.

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Your support makes an impact to the development of important Australia artistic careers.

Support our artists by making a tax-deductible donation.

Video Excerpt: Current studio artist Mia Salsjö talks about Gertrude’s impact on her practice. Video by Tessa van der Riet from Positive Vision.

#gertrudestudioartists #GertrudeContemporary

[Image description: A short video cutting between shots of a woman working in an art-filled studio and shots of her talking to the camera]

14/06/2022

Gertrude has supported great artists at pivotal moments in their careers since 1985.

Hear current Gertrude Studio Artist Mia Salsjö discuss the positive impact of her time at Gertrude.

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Gertrude’s artistic program nurtures artists, and places them within a global contemporary art context. Gertrude supports artists to research and produce ambitious creative projects, and connects their projects with communities of creative practitioners and public audiences.

Over 300 artists have taken part in the Gertrude Studio Program since its inception. The program provides highly subsidised studios to 16 artists at a time for a two-year period. The Gertrude Studio Program supports an intergenerational selection of artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to make risk-taking and ambitious new works.

Your support makes an impact to the development of important Australia artistic careers.

Support our artists by making a tax-deductible donation.

Video Excerpt: Current studio artist Mia Salsjö talks about Gertrude’s impact on her practice. Video by Tessa van der Riet from Positive Vision.
#GertrudeStudioArtist #MiaSalsjo

Person, woman, man, camera, TV. presents a series of performances, similar to (smile & smile) not dissimilar (2022), acr...
09/06/2022

Person, woman, man, camera, TV. presents a series of performances, similar to (smile & smile) not dissimilar (2022), across several gallery spaces, Blindside and 99%, by Brian Fuata.

On Thursday 16 June, 4pm, Fuata will give a satellite performance at Gertrude Contemporary, during install of Polyphonic Reverb.

Person, woman, man, camera, TV. opens this evening at @blindside_ari and @99percent.gallery

Image credit: Brian Fuata, similar to (smile & smile) not dissimilar, 2022. Courtesy the artist.

[Image description: A wide screen image of an exposed torso in a gallery space, the figure pulling a black and white garment over the head.]

https://gertrude.org.au/public-program/person-woman-man-camera-tv-presents-performances-by-brian-fuata

Congratulations Yhonnie Scarce, acclaimed artist and Gertrude Board Member, on the exhibition 'Arrivals’ with Haffendi A...
08/06/2022

Congratulations Yhonnie Scarce, acclaimed artist and Gertrude Board Member, on the exhibition 'Arrivals’ with Haffendi Anuar, Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada.

The exhibition opens at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham on Friday 10 June 2022, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open to the public throughout the summer season, until 29 August 2022.

The suspended glass installation, 'The Near Breeder' (2022), explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallisation of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests during 1956-63 in Maralinga, formerly part of the Woomera Prohibited Area.

The work is the culmination of Scarce’s Ikon residency (2020-22), developed in partnership with TarraWarra Museum of Art and consultant curator Hetti Perkins. Scarce’s concern for the environment is reflected in a simultaneous presentation at Palais de Tokyo - in collaboration with Ikon - as part of group exhibition Reclaim the Earth (15 April – 4 September 2022).

Image: Yhonnie Scarce, 'The Near Breeder' (detail), 2022. Photo: Yhonnie Scarce.

[Image description: Glass forms, shaped like yams, are suspended in a small cluster.]

Ikon Gallery TarraWarra Museum of Art Palais de Tokyo

Now open at Gertrude Glasshouse: Veronica Franco v InstagramSam George & Lisa RadfordExhibition Dates | 27 May – 25 June...
07/06/2022

Now open at Gertrude Glasshouse:

Veronica Franco v Instagram
Sam George & Lisa Radford

Exhibition Dates | 27 May – 25 June 2022
Gertrude Glasshouse | 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

The artists would like to acknowledge and thank performers: Freyja Black, Sophia Derkenne, Ludomyr Kemp-Mykyta, Ivy Crago, Iris Simpson, Frazer Shepherdson, Lauren Swain, Jess Lu and Molly Mechen.

The full colour exhibition catalogue is available via the Gertrude website, including the full text of '1990 - 2022', Spiros Panigirakis' critical text response to Sam George and Lisa Radford’s 'Veronica Franco v Instagram.'

The exhibition is supported by a City of Yarra Annual Projects Grant.

The Gertrude Glasshouse Program is supported by the City of Yarra 2022 Annual Grants Program.

@yarracityarts #yarracityarts

Thanks to our friends @bodriggybrewingco for their ongoing support of Gertrude events

Image: Sam George & Lisa Radford, Veronica Franco v Instagram, 2022, performance documentation, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne. Photo: Ezz Monem.

[Image description: A group of performers with slicked back hair, wearing oversized business shirts, sit, stand and crouch in the space. A teleprompter on tripod is positioned at the back of the room with scrolling text on the screen.]

@samgeorgesamgeorge @lisrad
@sophia.derkenne @laureswain12 @frazer.shepherdson @jess.yxlu @lueykm @freyja_black @iris_osprey @ivyeec

#GertrudeGlasshouse #GertrudeStudioArtists

It's the final days of Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars) curated by Tessa L...
03/06/2022

It's the final days of Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars) curated by Tessa Laird.

Open until Sunday at Gertrude Contemporary:
21 - 31 High Street, Preston South
11am - 5pm this Saturday and Sunday

Artists | Baluk Arts, Gina Bundle, Ivor Cantrill, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Lichen Kelp, Ani O'Neill, Kate Rohde, Peter Waples-Crowe and Sebastian Wiedemann

The Octopus exhibition series is generously supported by Proclaim.

Octopus 22: Baroquetopus is supported by the City of Darebin, the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne, and Baluk Arts.

Image: Installation view of Octopus 22: Baroqueopus curated by Tessa Laird, featuring works by Debris Facility Pty Ltd, presented at Gertrude Contemporary 2022. Photo: Christian Capurro.

[Image description: A wide installation view of Gertrude Contemporary.]

@balukarts @bundlecooperstewart @debris.facility @lichenkelp @anioneill @katerohde
@peterwaplescrowe @swiedemannfilms
@darebincouncil @cova_unimelb @vca_mcm

#Octopus #GertrudeContemporary

Following the 2022 AGM Gertrude is pleased to announce the appointment of Su Baker, Kim Brockett and Osman Faruqi to the...
02/06/2022
Gertrude Board Announcement

Following the 2022 AGM Gertrude is pleased to announce the appointment of Su Baker, Kim Brockett and Osman Faruqi to the Gertrude Board of Directors, with Darcey Bella Arnold and Matthew Harris joining as Studio Artist Representatives. Gertrude is delighted to welcome the experience and knowledge of the new appointees, alongside the incumbent board members.

The Board also farewelled Australian artist Jon Campbell and would thank him for 6 years of service including undertaking the role of Chair over the last 12 months. Su Baker and Bianca Robinson have stepped into the role of Co-Chair commencing from May 2022.

Follow the link to learn more about Gertrude's new Board Members.

#GertrudeBoard

https://gertrude.org.au/news/gertrude-board-announcement

Following the 2022 Annual General Meeting, Gertrude is pleased to announce new appointments to the Gertrude Board of Directors.

It's the final week to see Octopus 22: Baroquetopus at Gertrude Contemporary. Exhibition Dates | 9 April – 5 June 2022Ge...
31/05/2022

It's the final week to see Octopus 22: Baroquetopus at Gertrude Contemporary.

Exhibition Dates | 9 April – 5 June 2022
Gertrude Contemporary | 21-31 High Street, Preston South

Artists | Baluk Arts, Gina Bundle, Ivor Cantrill, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Lichen Kelp, Ani O'Neill, Kate Rohde, Peter Waples-Crowe and Sebastian Wiedemann

Join Gertrude for the final days of the twenty-second exhibition in our annual Octopus series: Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humananimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars), curated by Tessa Laird.

Laird's exhibition is playfully titled Octopus 22: Baroquetopus. Baroquetopus is a neologism uniting human aesthetic languages with the natural world, affirming the continuum of culture in nature, and nature in culture. Just as the Baroque period was one of sensory overload, this exhibition features artworks that activate the senses, as well as immersive visual elements that transform the gallery and foyer spaces of Gertrude Contemporary into a vibrant ecology, fostering sensory, aesthetic, and ethical entanglements.

The Octopus exhibition series is generously supported by Proclaim.

Octopus 22: Baroquetopus is supported by the City of Darebin, the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne, and Baluk Arts.

Image: Installation view of Octopus 22: Baroqueopus curated by Tessa Laird, featuring works by Debris Facility Pty Ltd, presented at Gertrude Contemporary 2022. Photo: Christian Capurro.

[Image description: Laminate panels each hosting different matter and materials are presented as a false ceiling, both transparent and fluorescent, suspended by straps and illuminated by natural and black light.]

#GertrudeContemporary

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Opening at Gertrude Contemporary this Friday: Polyphonic Reverb Curated by Mark Feary Exhibiting Artists | Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman, Stevie Fieldsend, Graham Fletcher, Brian Fuata, Tamsen Hopkinson, Greg Semu and Angela Tiatia Exhibition Dates | 18 June - 14 August 2022 Opening Reception | Friday 17 June, 6-8pm Public Program | Performance by Brian Fuata, Sunday 19 June, 2pm Gertrude is pleased to invite you to join us for the opening reception of Polyphonic Reverb at Gertrude Contemporary on Friday 17 June from 6-8pm. Image: Installation view of Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman, 'Sikiram I B**g I Scrum' 2019, Acrylic, enamel, twine on board, linen and canvas, Dimensions variable, presented as part of The National 2019, Carriageworks. Image courtesy of the artist, Milani Gallery and Gallerysmith. Photo by Zan Wimberley. Gertrude is pleased to thank events partner @bodriggybrewingco @markfeary @angelatiatia @yuriyal_ @steviefieldsend_ #brianfuata #grahamfletcher @tamsenhopkinson @greg_semu #GertrudeContemporary
Gertrude has supported great artists at pivotal moments in their careers since 1985. Hear current Gertrude Studio Artist Mia Salsjö discuss the positive impact of her time at Gertrude. View the full video on our website | 🔗 in bio - Gertrude’s artistic program nurtures artists, and places them within a global contemporary art context. Gertrude supports artists to research and produce ambitious creative projects, and connects their projects with communities of creative practitioners and public audiences. Over 300 artists have taken part in the Gertrude Studio Program since its inception. The program provides highly subsidised studios to 16 artists at a time for a two-year period. The Gertrude Studio Program supports an intergenerational selection of artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to make risk-taking and ambitious new works. - Your support makes an impact to the development of important Australia artistic careers. Support our artists by making a tax-deductible donation. Video Excerpt: Current studio artist Mia Salsjö talks about Gertrude’s impact on her practice. Video by Tessa van der Riet from Positive Vision. #gertrudestudioartists #GertrudeContemporary [Image description: A short video cutting between shots of a woman working in an art-filled studio and shots of her talking to the camera]
Gertrude has supported great artists at pivotal moments in their careers since 1985. Hear current Gertrude Studio Artist Mia Salsjö discuss the positive impact of her time at Gertrude. - Gertrude’s artistic program nurtures artists, and places them within a global contemporary art context. Gertrude supports artists to research and produce ambitious creative projects, and connects their projects with communities of creative practitioners and public audiences. Over 300 artists have taken part in the Gertrude Studio Program since its inception. The program provides highly subsidised studios to 16 artists at a time for a two-year period. The Gertrude Studio Program supports an intergenerational selection of artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to make risk-taking and ambitious new works. Your support makes an impact to the development of important Australia artistic careers. Support our artists by making a tax-deductible donation. Video Excerpt: Current studio artist Mia Salsjö talks about Gertrude’s impact on her practice. Video by Tessa van der Riet from Positive Vision. #GertrudeStudioArtist #MiaSalsjo
Person, woman, man, camera, TV. presents a series of performances, similar to (smile & smile) not dissimilar (2022), across several gallery spaces, Blindside and 99%, by Brian Fuata. On Thursday 16 June, 4pm, Fuata will give a satellite performance at Gertrude Contemporary, during install of Polyphonic Reverb. Person, woman, man, camera, TV. opens this evening at @blindside_ari and @99percent.gallery Image credit: Brian Fuata, similar to (smile & smile) not dissimilar, 2022. Courtesy the artist. [Image description: A wide screen image of an exposed torso in a gallery space, the figure pulling a black and white garment over the head.] https://gertrude.org.au/public-program/person-woman-man-camera-tv-presents-performances-by-brian-fuata
Congratulations Yhonnie Scarce, acclaimed artist and Gertrude Board Member, on the exhibition 'Arrivals’ with Haffendi Anuar, Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada. The exhibition opens at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham on Friday 10 June 2022, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open to the public throughout the summer season, until 29 August 2022. The suspended glass installation, 'The Near Breeder' (2022), explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallisation of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests during 1956-63 in Maralinga, formerly part of the Woomera Prohibited Area. The work is the culmination of Scarce’s Ikon residency (2020-22), developed in partnership with TarraWarra Museum of Art and consultant curator Hetti Perkins. Scarce’s concern for the environment is reflected in a simultaneous presentation at Palais de Tokyo - in collaboration with Ikon - as part of group exhibition Reclaim the Earth (15 April – 4 September 2022). Image: Yhonnie Scarce, 'The Near Breeder' (detail), 2022. Photo: Yhonnie Scarce. [Image description: Glass forms, shaped like yams, are suspended in a small cluster.] Ikon Gallery TarraWarra Museum of Art Palais de Tokyo
Now open at Gertrude Glasshouse: Veronica Franco v Instagram Sam George & Lisa Radford Exhibition Dates | 27 May – 25 June 2022 Gertrude Glasshouse | 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood The artists would like to acknowledge and thank performers: Freyja Black, Sophia Derkenne, Ludomyr Kemp-Mykyta, Ivy Crago, Iris Simpson, Frazer Shepherdson, Lauren Swain, Jess Lu and Molly Mechen. The full colour exhibition catalogue is available via the Gertrude website, including the full text of '1990 - 2022', Spiros Panigirakis' critical text response to Sam George and Lisa Radford’s 'Veronica Franco v Instagram.' The exhibition is supported by a City of Yarra Annual Projects Grant. The Gertrude Glasshouse Program is supported by the City of Yarra 2022 Annual Grants Program. @yarracityarts #yarracityarts Thanks to our friends @bodriggybrewingco for their ongoing support of Gertrude events Image: Sam George & Lisa Radford, Veronica Franco v Instagram, 2022, performance documentation, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne. Photo: Ezz Monem. [Image description: A group of performers with slicked back hair, wearing oversized business shirts, sit, stand and crouch in the space. A teleprompter on tripod is positioned at the back of the room with scrolling text on the screen.] @samgeorgesamgeorge @lisrad @sophia.derkenne @laureswain12 @frazer.shepherdson @jess.yxlu @lueykm @freyja_black @iris_osprey @ivyeec #GertrudeGlasshouse #GertrudeStudioArtists
It's the final days of Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humanimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars) curated by Tessa Laird. Open until Sunday at Gertrude Contemporary: 21 - 31 High Street, Preston South 11am - 5pm this Saturday and Sunday Artists | Baluk Arts, Gina Bundle, Ivor Cantrill, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Lichen Kelp, Ani O'Neill, Kate Rohde, Peter Waples-Crowe and Sebastian Wiedemann The Octopus exhibition series is generously supported by Proclaim. Octopus 22: Baroquetopus is supported by the City of Darebin, the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne, and Baluk Arts. Image: Installation view of Octopus 22: Baroqueopus curated by Tessa Laird, featuring works by Debris Facility Pty Ltd, presented at Gertrude Contemporary 2022. Photo: Christian Capurro. [Image description: A wide installation view of Gertrude Contemporary.] @balukarts @bundlecooperstewart @debris.facility @lichenkelp @anioneill @katerohde @peterwaplescrowe @swiedemannfilms @darebincouncil @cova_unimelb @vca_mcm #Octopus #GertrudeContemporary
Following the 2022 AGM Gertrude is pleased to announce the appointment of Su Baker, Kim Brockett and Osman Faruqi to the Gertrude Board of Directors, with Darcey Bella Arnold and Matthew Harris joining as Studio Artist Representatives. Gertrude is delighted to welcome the experience and knowledge of the new appointees, alongside the incumbent board members. The Board also farewelled Australian artist Jon Campbell and would thank him for 6 years of service including undertaking the role of Chair over the last 12 months. Su Baker and Bianca Robinson have stepped into the role of Co-Chair commencing from May 2022. Follow the link to learn more about Gertrude's new Board Members. #GertrudeBoard https://gertrude.org.au/news/gertrude-board-announcement
It's the final week to see Octopus 22: Baroquetopus at Gertrude Contemporary. Exhibition Dates | 9 April – 5 June 2022 Gertrude Contemporary | 21-31 High Street, Preston South Artists | Baluk Arts, Gina Bundle, Ivor Cantrill, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Lichen Kelp, Ani O'Neill, Kate Rohde, Peter Waples-Crowe and Sebastian Wiedemann Join Gertrude for the final days of the twenty-second exhibition in our annual Octopus series: Octopus 22: Baroquetopus (Humananimal entanglements and tentacular spectaculars), curated by Tessa Laird. Laird's exhibition is playfully titled Octopus 22: Baroquetopus. Baroquetopus is a neologism uniting human aesthetic languages with the natural world, affirming the continuum of culture in nature, and nature in culture. Just as the Baroque period was one of sensory overload, this exhibition features artworks that activate the senses, as well as immersive visual elements that transform the gallery and foyer spaces of Gertrude Contemporary into a vibrant ecology, fostering sensory, aesthetic, and ethical entanglements. The Octopus exhibition series is generously supported by Proclaim. Octopus 22: Baroquetopus is supported by the City of Darebin, the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne, and Baluk Arts. Image: Installation view of Octopus 22: Baroqueopus curated by Tessa Laird, featuring works by Debris Facility Pty Ltd, presented at Gertrude Contemporary 2022. Photo: Christian Capurro. [Image description: Laminate panels each hosting different matter and materials are presented as a false ceiling, both transparent and fluorescent, suspended by straps and illuminated by natural and black light.] #GertrudeContemporary