About Us


Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude has proven our impact for over 30 years shaping the careers of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

85% of artists who have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, or have been curated into the Biennale, since Gertrude’s founding in 1985 are our studio and exhibition alumni.

As a non-commercial and independent space, Gertrude offers artists freedom for risk-taking, innovation and ambition.

Our artistic program – including our studio and exhibition program – is unique in its equal emphasis on the production and presentation of contemporary art. This enables us to back great artists to explore new ideas and present risk-taking work at pivotal points in their careers.

Gertrude gives audiences unique insight into the creative development of artists. Our audiences engage with risk-taking, formative moments that define artist careers.

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