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

Studio Program

Applications for the 2023 Gertrude Studio program are currently closed. Read more about the program and apply here. 

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.

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

Hayley Millar Baker. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Hayley Millar Baker2023 - 2025
Georgia Morgan.
Georgia Morgan2023 - 2025
Arini Byng
Arini Byng2023 - 2025
Nathan Beard. Photo credit to Emma Dolzadelli via Minderoo Foundation.
Nathan Beard2023 - 2025
Steven Rhall
Steven Rhall2023 - 2025
Dane Mitchell. Image: Adam Luxton
Dane Mitchell2023 - 2025
Elyas Alavi2023 - 2025
Francis Carmody
Francis Carmody2022 - 2024
Ezz Monem, ‘In Search of Mohamed’, installation at the VCA Art graduation show, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the University of Melbourne in December 2021.
Ezz Monem2022 - 2024
Gertrude Studio Artist Lisa Waup.
Lisa Waup2022 - 2024
Gian Manik. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Gian Manik2022 - 2024
Nina Sanadze with her Call to Peace clay model, 2021. Photo by Mark Henry.
Nina Sanadze2022 - 2024
Ruth Höflich. Image supplied.
Ruth Höflich2022 - 2024
Gertrude Studio Artist Mia Boe.
Mia Boe2022 - 2024
Scotty So, Photographed by Ayman Kaake, 2022
Scotty So2022 - 2024
Narelle Desmond
Narelle Desmond 2021 - 2024
Justin Balmain2020 - 2023
Catherine Bell2020 - 2023
Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris 2020 - 2023
Mia Salsjö2020 - 2023
Darcey Bella Arnold2020 - 2023
Sarah Brasier and Matthew Harris2020 - 2023
Hoda Afshar2020 - 2023
Amrita Hepi2020 - 2023

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Gertrude Contemporary

Wurundjeri Country
21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

Wurundjeri Country
44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm