Gertrude Contemporary is a contemporary art complex located in Melbourne, Australia.
Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that continue the challenging of boundaries that was already well underway in the 20th century. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organising principle, ideology, or "-ism". Contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality.
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The organisation was founded in 1985 and is located at 21-31 High St, Preston South.It also has a satellite exhibition space, Gertrude Glasshouse, at 44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood. The gallery was previously located in the suburb of Fitzroy.
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.
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,Emma Crimmings, Alexie Glass, Louise Neri, Rose Lang, Max Delany and Samantha Comte.
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