Artists | Francis Carmody, Simon Denny, Sophie Hyde, Elizabeth McInnes, Ciaran Begley and James Nguyen, and Erwin Wurm

Curator | Siobhan Sloper

Exhibition Dates | 26 November - 19 December 2020

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. 


𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘴 amasses an international and intergenerational group of artists who explore characteristics and systems of play within their work. From structured gaming to the ludicrous and absurd, the artists use these languages of play to explore global, social and political concerns; and the role of play within the everyday.


Ciaran Begley and James Nguyen are currently calling for entries to their Art Prize Lottery. They’ve done away with the art world expert and pretences of judgement all together, with the winner to be drawn by a game of Two-Up! Head to their page to find out more info.

The Begley Nguyen Art Prize Lottery will be drawn on Friday 4 December at Gertrude Glasshouse.