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Remedy for the Doldrums
Curated by Siobhan Sloper

26 November -
19 December 2020

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood VIC 3066

Gertrude Emerging Curators Program
Closing event: Saturday 19 December 12-5pm

Artists: Francis Carmody, Simon Denny, Sophie Hyde, Elizabeth McInnes, Ciaran Begley and James Nguyen, and Erwin Wurm
Curator: Siobhan Sloper

Since the early 2000s the Gertrude Emerging Curator Program has supported early practice curators through a mentorship program to develop a new exhibition and is presented in alternate years. The program is Gertrude’s mechanism to support early practice curators as a means to provide professional development and present a project within a public outcome. Over the years, many of Australia’s most interesting young curators have participated in the program and gone on to forge significant careers in the arts working in major public institutions in Australia and internationally. 

In 2020, the Gertrude Emerging Curator Program exhibition will be developed by Siobhan Sloper and held at Gertrude Glasshouse. Siobhan has been mentored by Gertrude Contemporary’s Artistic Director, Mark Feary throughout 2019 and 2020; sharing curatorial knowledge and enabling professional development within a supportive and encouraging environment. 

The exhibition, Remedy for the Doldrums amasses an international and intergenerational group of artists who explore characteristics and states of play within their work. From structured gaming to the ludicrous and absurd, the artists use the language of play to explore topics such as global, social and political concerns; language; learning and development; and the poetic role of play within the everyday.


  • Francis Carmody
  • Elizabeth McInnes
  • Erwin Wurm
  • Ciaran Begley
  • James Nguyen
  • Simon Denny
  • Sophie Hyde

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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