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Gertrude Contemporary is a contemporary art complex located in Melbourne, Australia.

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The organisation was founded in 1985 and is located at 21-31 High St, Preston South. [1] It also has a satellite exhibition space, Gertrude Glasshouse, at 44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood. The gallery was previously located in the suburb of Fitzroy. [2]

Gertrude Contemporary's programs include exhibitions across the two gallery sites, studio residencies for local and international artists and education and public programs. The Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program hosts 16 artists for a period of two years. [3]

The current Co-Directors of Gertrude Contemporary are Mark Feary, Artistic Director, and Christine Tipton, Director, Business and Operations. Previous Directors of the organisation are Alexie Glass-Kantor, [4] Emma Crimmings, Alexie Glass, Louise Neri, Rose Lang, Max Delany and Samantha Comte.

Alexie Glass-Kantor is the Executive Director of Artspace [Sydney] and the Curator of Encounters for Art Basel Hong Kong.

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