The Gertrude Studio Program sits at the heart of our organisation in our primary premises in Preston South. The highly competitive application–based program supports 16 artists for a two–year period, with 8 artists invited to join the program each year. Gertrude is committed to supporting artists at key moments in the development of their practice, to represent an inter–generational selection of artists, and to support a diverse range of artistic practices. The selection of artists is by a competitive application process led by an advisory committee.
Gertrude Glasshouse is our satellite gallery space in Collingwood, and the home for the Gertrude Studio Artist solo exhibition program. During their two-year residency at Gertrude, every artist in the Studio Program is invited to develop an ambitious, new project that extends upon their work in the studios. Glasshouse is also used to present select additional exhibitions that align with our commitment to supporting the production of new projects and discourse.
The Gertrude Contemporary exhibition program is presented at our primary galleries in Preston South. The program supports leading Australian and international artists to research, develop and present new projects that reflect the artistic, cultural, social and political issues of our times. The program celebrates Gertrude's commitment to supporting solo projects that are artist driven and explore the diversity of contemporary artistic practice, as well as enabling platforms for curatorial experimentation by engaging with independent curators and developing internally generated projects.
Complementary to our programming at our two Melbourne locations, Gertrude's off-site program works in partnership with Australian and international organisations to develop specific projects that provide additional opportunities for artists and extend audiences for their works.