Hours of operation


ARTNOW is our core education program consisting of gallery tours and a behind-the-scenes look into the studio of one of our 16 artist studios.

Gertrude Contemporary’s program presents approximately 15 exhibitions annually featuring work by Australian and international artists across two gallery spaces - Gertrude Contemporary, Preston South, and Gertrude Glasshouse, Collingwood.

Our ARTNOW education programs are led by Gertrude Contemporary staff can focus on a range of contemporary art issues and ideas within the context of the current exhibition program. Critical and creative thinking strategies are used to enhance students' visual literacy.  Visits can be tailored to focus on outcomes specific to the group’s learning needs and interests.

Alongside Gertrude Contemporary’s Exhibition Program, the gallery’s Studio Program provides a unique opportunity for students to access one of the sixteen Gertrude Studio Artists studios for a behind-the-scenes look at a working studio practice and a Q and A session with the artist.

ARTNOW programs must be booked ahead of time and will run for approximately 60 minutes. 

In 2021, The Department of Education and Training through its Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP), have provided funding to fully subsidise the cost of these programs to Low-SES metropolitan Melbourne schools. For schools that fall outside this classification, the cost is $55 (incl. GST).

Regional Victorian? Free online gallery talks via Zoom or Webex can be requested.


To book, please email Siobhan Sloper, Gallery Coordinator on education@gertrude.org.au or call the gallery between 10.00am–5.00pm Tuesday – Friday.

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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