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2014 Gertrude Contemporary and 'Art & Australia' Magazine Emerging Writers Programme

Alex Martinis Roe, Free Associations, 2010, altered installation view, 20 minute durations, masonite, hardwood, tile grouting, acrylic paint, chalk.

We are delighted to announce the mentees for the 2014 Gertrude Contemporary and Art and Australia Emerging Writers Program.

Run in partnership with Australia’s leading art magazine Art and Australia, this program offers four emerging writers the opportunity to develop their writing practice and gain further insight into the field of contemporary art writing through a mentorship with a leader in the field and to create two pieces of professional writing for publication.

The 2014 participants are:

Aodhan Madden (Melbourne) who will be mentored by Kyla McFarlane, freelance writer and curator, and Associate Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.

Eleanor Zeichner (Sydney) who will be mentored by Anne Loxley, writer, curator and the C3West Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Julian Murphy (Melbourne) who will be mentored by Gabriella Coslovich, freelance writer and editor of Gallery magazine at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Chloe Mandryke (Sydney) who will be mentored by Jeff Khan, curator, writer and Artistic Director, Performance Space, Sydney.

Established in 2005, the Gertrude Contemporary and Art and Australia Emerging Writers Program provides a unique opportunity for emerging visual arts writers to contribute to critical discussions of Australian contemporary art.

The Emerging Writers program is designed to professionally support emerging arts writers who are committed to a career in contemporary art and criticism. The program provides participants with professional development and mentorship and is the longest-running program of it’s kind in Australia. Participants will contribute to the growth of a rich and insightful critical culture around contemporary art in Australia and gain unparalleled access to professional networks and the opportunity to publish in Australia’s preeminent art magazine.

Each writer will create a catalogue essay for a Gertrude Contemporary Studio 12 exhibition and an artist profile for the Art and Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award for publication in Art and Australia magazine.

To view previously published outcomes of this program please see the Emerging Writers section on our website: http://www.gertrude.org.au/programs/emerging-writers/ emerging-writers-32/

This program is made possible with the support of Copyright Agency Cultural Funding.

For further information please contact

Pip Wallis, Assistant Curator - Communications Gertrude Contemporary
200 Gertrude St
Fitzroy,VIC, 3065

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