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Performance Review and Gertrude Present: Contact High

Curated by Anador Walsh

18 January -
25 January 2023

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Performance Night 1: 6-8pm, 18 January 

Gabriella Imrichova Performance Period: 6-8pm, 24-25 January 

Performance Night 1
6-8pm, Wednesday 18 January 2023

Gabriella Imrichova Performance Period
6-8pm, Tuesday 24 January - Wednesday 25 January 2023

Performance Night 2 (Closing Celebration)
6-8pm, Wednesday 25 January 2023

In line with Gertrude’s commitment to supporting curatorial practice and the presentation of ambitious projects and public outcomes, the month of January, 2023 was dedicated to Contact High.  

Piloted in 2022, Contact High is a three-year partnership between Gertrude and Performance Review exploring the transference that occurs between performers and audiences in the gallery.

Over the course of four weeks, four Naarm based artists were given full access to Gertrude Glasshouse as a space in which to develop, rehearse and workshop new or existing performance works, before showing them to the public.

On Wednesday 18 January, Sophie Gargan, Diego Ramírez and Kenneth Suico presented solo works. In the period Tuesday 24 January - Wednesday 25 January, Gabriella Imrichova presented a durational work, the closing for which was held on Wednesday 25 January.


  • Gabriella Imrichova
  • Sophie Gargan
  • Diego Ramirez
  • Kenneth Suico
Public Program
Image: Sophie Gargan, when did you stop laughing, 2023, performance rehearsal documentation. Photo by Thomas Smith. Courtesy of the artist.

Gertrude and Performance Review present Contact High -  Performance Night 1

PerformanceWednesday 18 January, 7amGertrude Glasshouse

Join Gertrude and Performance Review for the first performance night of Contact High 2023.

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Gabriella Imrichová, methods for collapse (m4c), 2022, performance documentation, BLINDSIDE, Naarm (Melbourne). Photo by Josh Pickup. Courtesy of the artist.

Gertrude and Performance Review present Contact High -  Performance Night 2

PerformanceWednesday 25 January, 7amGertrude Glasshouse

Join Gertrude and Performance Review at Gertrude Glasshouse for Gabriella Imrichová’s durational performance “24.01.23 - 25.01.23” for Contact High.

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Mara Galagher, unnamed work, 2024, performance view, ‘Contact High’, Gertrude Contemporary, Naarm/Melbourne; courtesy Gertrude and Performance Review; photo: Machiko Abe

Gertrude — Performance Review

Performance Review is publishing an ongoing series in response to the performance elements of Gertrude's 2022-2023 Artistic Program. Gertrude — Performance Review is an initiative supporting the commissioning of new critical and experimental writing about performance art.

Read the editions recorded in sequence here and published in full on Performance Review

By Performance Review

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Design: New Association

Performance Review is a platform for critical and creative engagement with performance art. 

Anador Walsh is a curator and writer and the director of Performance Review.

Gertrude Glasshouse is generously supported by Michael Schwarz and David Clouston.

The 2023 Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition program is supported by the City of Yarra’s Annual Grants Program.

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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