Gertrude is pleased to announce the incoming artists into the Gertrude Studio Program. An advisory committee consisting of Gertrude staff, a current studio artist, a previous studio artist and an external arts professional convened to assess applications for the 2-year studio program. A panel of First Nations peers convened to select the recipient of Gertrude’s fully subsidised First Peoples Studio.
With a commitment to supporting innovative artists at key moments in the development of their practices, and representing a broad expanse of creative practices, the advisory committee has selected the following artists to enter the program in 2022:
Lisa Waup, First Peoples Studio recipient
Image: Lisa Waup, OUR WAY (altered direction), 2021, screen-painting, Belgium linen, ink, ochre, cotton thread, reflective glass road beads, fixative
Image: Ruth Höflich, tables with eyes to look through (green) (red), 2021, layered archival inkjet prints, variable dimensions, aluminium trays, coaster wheels, curtains
Image: Mia Boe, The Rainbow Experience, 2021, acrylic on linen
Image: Scotty So, The Yellowed Skin Alien on Flinders Street, 2021, digital photography
Image: Nina Sanadze, Apotheosis, 2021, a studio archive of a prominent soviet sculptor Valentin Topuridze (1907-1980), plaster models, moulds, fragments and traces, plaster, acrylic paint
Image: Gian Manik, Marouflage, 2021, oil, enamel, pen and twine on canvas
Image: Francis Carmody, Gateway, 2021
Image: Ezz Monem, In Search of Mohamed, 2021, multi-channel video installation and sounds
The Gertrude Studio Program plays an integral role in Gertrude being the leading incubator, supporting the development as well as the presentation of contemporary art in Australia. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude’s unique studio-exhibition model supports outstanding artists at pivotal moments in their careers. The program has been an integral component of the organisation since its founding in 1985.
Functioning as a non-university aligned complex of 16 studios, the program offers individual studio spaces for artists as well as access to shared workshop facilities, communal social spaces and administrative support. During the course of the artists’ residency at Gertrude, each artist will present a new solo exhibition at Gertrude Glasshouse, participate in two group exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary, and be introduced to Australian and international curators, museum directors, gallerists and collectors. The studio program is focused on providing professional support and enabling creative opportunities for leading artists within a collegiate, community focussed and deeply networked environment.
All images courtesy of the artists.