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