Hours of operation

Foster & Berean

8 February -
22 March 2020

Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072

Opening: Friday 7 February, 6-8pm

Pat Foster & Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpicks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilisable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom, such space is used, and for what purpose.

Selected recent collaborative exhibitions include: Loss Adjustment, TCB, Melbourne (2017); Evelyn Yard booth, NADA NY, Basketball City, New York (2016); Shadow of a Doubt, Evelyn Yard, London (2015); Nuove Tendenze, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2014); Ian Potter Sculpture Garden Commission, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013); Double Negatives, Centre For Contemporary Photography and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2011); Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, Murray White Room, Melbourne (2010); There is No Alternative, db projects, Sydney (2010); and The Problem with Stability, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin (2010). Selected recent group exhibitions include: Enterprise House, London(2017); Support Material, Soft Furnishings, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne (2016); Yesterday Night, Rowhill Mansions, London (2015); The White Hotel, Gimpel Fils, London (2014); Sequester, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC (2014); 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Art: Parallel Collisions, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2012); NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2009); SCAPE 2008 Christchurch Biennial, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch; Structural Decline, Melbourne Art Fair 2008 Project Rooms; Neo Goth, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2008). 

Patrick Foster was in residence at the Norma Redpath Studio. The Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency Program is organised in conjunction with the Norma Redpath Studio, which is facilitated by the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), The University of Melbourne.

CLICK HERE to read Mark Feary's responsive essay, Under Fatigue.

Foster and Berean’s Fatigue was supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm