Hours of operation

Elyas Alavi

Gertrude Studio Artist

2023 - 2025

Expressed in poetry, painting, installation, performance and moving image, Alavi’s practice examines themes of identity and representation through the complex intersections of race, displacement, gender, and sexuality. More specifically, his work explores complex histories in the Greater Middle East region.

Alavi has exhibited nationally and internationally and has published three poetry books in Afghanistan and Iran. He graduated with a Master of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia in 2016 and a Master of Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, University of London. He is the recipient of the 2019 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.

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Gertrude Contemporary

Wurundjeri Country
21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

Wurundjeri Country
44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm