Gertrude Contemporary is much more than simply an 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 to create innovative programs, which engage audiences in cultural debate.
Since its establishment in 1983 Gertrude Contemporary has played a pivotal role in stimulating the development of contemporary art practice locally and internationally, and is 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 sixteen 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.