Hours of operation


The Gertrude Studios have supported over 300 artists since establishment in 1985. 

Studio Program

The Gertrude Studio Program sits at the heart of our organisation in our primary premises in Preston South. The highly competitive application–based program supports 16 artists for a two–year period, with 8 artists invited to join the program each year. Gertrude is committed to supporting artists at key moments in the development of their practice, to represent an inter–generational selection of artists, and to support a diverse range of artistic practices. The selection of artists is by a competitive application process led by an advisory committee.

The next round of applications for the 2022 Gertrude Studio program will open in October 2021.

Residencies Program

Initiated in 1985, the Gertrude Residency Program is dedicated to supporting the practices of visiting artists and curators. Originally known as the Studio 18 program, the residency was previously housed in the self-contained studio apartment at the organisations Fitzroy premises. The Gertrude Residency Program is now organised in conjunction with the Norma Redpath Studio which is facilitated by the Centre for the Visual Arts, The University of Melbourne (COVA).

Read about it here

Past Studio Artists

Narelle Desmond 2021 - 2023
Justin Balmain2020 - 2023
Catherine Bell2020 - 2023
Mia Salsjö2020 - 2023
Darcey Bella Arnold2020 - 2023
Sarah Brasier and Matthew Harris2020 - 2023
Hoda Afshar2020 - 2023
Amrita Hepi2020 - 2023
Georgia Banks2019 - 2022
Jason Phu2019 - 2022
Sam George and Lisa Radford2019 - 2022
Ann Debono2019 - 2022
Kay Abude2019 - 2022
Andrew Atchison2019 - 2022
Mikala Dwyer2019 - 2022
Joseph L. Griffiths2019 - 2022
Eugenia Lim2018 - 2020
James Nguyen2018 - 2021
Georgina Cue2018 - 2020
Jahnne Pasco White2018 - 2020
Isadora Vaughan2018 - 2020
Steaphan Paton2018 - 2020
Spiros Panigirakis2018 - 2020
Andrew Liversidge2018 - 2020

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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