Gertrude Contemporary is much more than just a simple art gallery. At the forefront of development and presentation of new art practice in Australia, Gertrude Contemporary fosters a culture of creativity, risk and experimentation. Placing the artist at the centre of a collaborative community of curators, writers, cultural partners and patrons, they create innovative programs that engage audiences in cultural debate.

Since its establishment in 1985, Gertrude Contemporary has played a pivotal role in stimulating the development of contemporary art practice locally and internationally. It's a leader in the field of exhibition, studio and cultural exchange programs. Exhibitions feature work by Australian and international artists across three gallery spaces. The studio program consists of 16 non-residential studios for local artists and a residential studio for visiting international artists, curators and writers. In addition Gertrude Contemporary produces several touring shows per year; an annual Artist Forum Series; an Emerging Writers Program in collaboration with Art & Australia magazine; as well as an active publishing program.