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Gertrude Contemporary

Gertrude is Australia’s leading incubator of contemporary art. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude has proven an impact for over 30 years shaping the careers of Australia’s most celebrated artists. As a non-commercial and independent space, Gertrude offers artists freedom for risk-taking, innovation and ambition. Gertrude gives audiences unique insight into the creative development of artists. Our audiences engage with risk-taking, formative moments that define artist careers. Gertrude Contemporary operates two sites, presenting major exhibitions at 21-31 High Street, Preston South, and solo projects by Gertrude Studio Artists at Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road Collingwood.


The Gertrude Contemporary exhibition program is presented at our primary galleries in Preston South. The program supports leading Australian and international artists to research, develop and present new projects that reflect the artistic, cultural, social and political issues of our times. The program celebrates Gertrude’s commitment to supporting solo projects that are artist driven and explore the diversity of contemporary artistic practice, as well as enabling platforms for curatorial experimentation by engaging with independent curators and developing internally generated projects.

Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street, Preston South

03 9480 0068

Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 5pm

Gertrude Contemporary

Suggested Reading


Inside Kirtika Kain’s Sydney apartment, and now studio

Kirtika Kain’s Western Sydney apartment on Dharug Country is crowded with boxes of materials and new canvases. She came back from a residency in Italy in late 2022 and since then she’s been living alongside her work, preparing for her solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 and for the Biennale of Sydney next year. The cohabitation has been intense and sometimes messy, but Kain says studio life is teaching her new confidence.

Jane O'Sullivan