Tag: Gertrude Contemporary

Lecture | Dr Chris McAuliffe Blind Replicators and Conscious Foresight: Surviving Circulation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Dr Chris McAuliffe | Blind Replicators and Conscious Foresight: Surviving Circulation Date: Sunday, 23rd October 2016, 2:00pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art Free to attend The 2016 TarraWarra Biennial addresses the ideas of circulation and continuity emerging in art’s passage through institutional and industry channels such as exhibitions, magazines, galleries and museums. The sense of opportunity and crisis associated with these ideas might be traced back to 1976, when two challenging proposals relating to circulation and continuity were made. Writing in the first issue of the journal October, critic Rosalind Krauss reflected on artists’ extensive engagement with circulatory media, such as magazines, photographs and video. As artists more self-consciously occupied circulatory systems, Krauss saw a radical change to art’s presence looming; ‘That an artist’s work be published, reproduced or disseminated through the media has become … virtually the only mean…

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout and Kate Mitchell | Gertrude Contemporary

Ronnie van Hout, YOU! Exhibition dates: 9 September – 15 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 9 September, 6–8pm Venue: Front Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present You!, a solo project by Ronnie van Hout. As a leading figure in the Australasian art landscape for over two decades, van Hout has consistently brought into focus the presence of the artist within his practice. Frequently presenting himself within his extensive body of work, van Hout positions himself as the unwitting subject pervasively reappearing as a provocation to the artistic figure. The complexity of van Hout’s particular subversion of self-representation gains traction not through his own immortalisation, but rather, through the artist’s capacity to render himself as almost universal – the everyman inadvertently coopted as icon. Van Hout has created a new project specifically for the street-facing front…

Exhibition | Debris Facility Pty Ltd ‘Endolith Morphology’ | Gertrude Glasshouse

Image: Crytoendolith, digital collage, sweat and clenching, 2016-2022.

Exhibition dates: 16 July–6 August 2016 Exhibition opening: Saturday 16 July, 4–6pm Location: 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066 Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present Endolith Morphology, a solo exhibition by Debris Facility Pty Ltd and its Constituent Employees and Stakeholders at Gertrude Glasshouse. With Endolith Morphology, the Debris Facility Pty Ltd will be Entangling itself in the Showroom surrounds of Gertrude Glasshouse. The public appearance and Inhabitation will utilise Processes of Digestion to obtain Newtrition from materials of Speculative Nourishment. With an attenuated focus on the particular Physical Qualities of mineral samples, we will burrow into them, to further the scope of the Body Corporate. Through Professional Partnerships with other Practitioners, the Scope of Operations has increased, with Video, Performance, Audio offered up as part of a Diverse portfolio of Site Responsive Installation Services.  The Architectural scope of the Gallery…

New Exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary | Ua numi le fau and Andrea Simmons

Ua numi le fau Exhibition dates: 6 May – 25 June 2016 Curated by: Léuli Eshraghi Artists: Yuki Kihara, Carlos Motta, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Mandy Nicholson, Dale Harding, Atong Atem, Megan Cope and Robbie Thorpe. Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present, Ua numi le fau, an exhibition developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016. The exhibition title, Ua numi le fau, is a Sāmoan expression, literally translating to ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon (prized in Sāmoa) is entangled’ yet metaphorically meaning ‘the affair is complicated and difficult’. Ua numi le fau considers bodies and kinships through sexuality, spirituality and ecology. Articulated in multiple local and migrant languages and mediums this exhibition reflects on the heritage and practice of Aboriginal civil rights, the union movement and queer rights from Wurundjeri territory of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Abbotsford out into the wider world.…

Screening | Aura Satz: In and out of Synch | Gertrude Contemporary and Liquid Architecture

Liquid Architecture and Gertrude Contemporary present an evening of films and sound with London-based artist Aura Satz who is in Australia as part of the Biennale of Sydney. Aura Satz’s work encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. Her works explore the relationship between esoteric technologies (Chladni plates, Rubens’ tubes, theremins, mechanical music machines, phonographs, dial tones, drawn/optical sound) and the human body (heightened perceptions, sensory disorientations, psychoacoustics). Satz is interested in the question of how both technologies and the body are mediated by notation systems, languages and codes. Some incredible artists feature in these works incluing Lis Rhodes, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Daphne Oram and more. Satz has shown at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, ICA, Rotterdam Film Festival, New York Film Festival and many other spaces and institutions. Date: Thursday 24 March 2016, 6.30pm–8.30pm Venue: Studio 18, Gertrude…

Exhibition | If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR | Gertrude Contemporary

Old photo of 3CR billboard.

If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, the exhibition will explore the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive.

News | New appointments at Gertrude Contemporary as Director Emma Crimmings departs

Photo of Emma Crimmings, Mark Freary and Christine Tipton

Gertrude Contemporary has announced that two new appointments have been made as current Director Emma Crimmings prepares to depart for a new role at Artbank. Mark Freary will take on the role of Senior Curator, while Christine Tipton will take on the role of Director – Business and Operations. The new appointees will oversee Gertrude Contemporary’s move to their new location. From Gertrude Contemporary: Director Emma Crimmings, who will be leaving to take up the role of Assistant Director at Artbank in Melbourne, has played a significant role in the progress of the institution’s history. Emma’s vast experience across artistic disciplines, alongside her fundraising abilities working with the Board of Management, have helped to re-invigorate the organisation’s structural and financial stability, building towards a creatively ambitious and sustainable future. During her time as Director, Emma delivered innovative partnerships such as Gertrude…

News | 2016 Gertrude Studio Artists Announced

Gertrude Contemporary has announced the 2016 studio artists as: Beth Caird, Holly Childs, Josey Kidd Crowe, Adam John Cullen, Rosie Isaac, Sam Martin, Noriko Nakamura and Nik Pantazopoulos. These artists will enter the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program in 2016 to join the ongoing group of eight artists in residence. Since its inception in 1983, Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Residency Program has provided professional support and advocacy for many of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. The program, which consists of sixteen non-residential studios, is available for early to mid career contemporary artists and is provided in two-year tenures. Studio Artists are given a unique opportunity to be at the heart of a high calibre network of artists, writers and visiting international curators. The Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency Program is the only program of its kind in Australia to offer long term studio tenures and many…

Open Studios | Gertrude Contemporary Art

Saturday 21st November 12-4:30pm | 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/888617664578574/   Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Artists will open their studios to the public for the afternoon of Saturday the 21st of November 2015, from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The annual Open Studios day is an exclusive opportunity to visit the sixteen studios upstairs, view works in progress, and meet with the artists. It complements the annual Gertrude Studios exhibition, which is currently on display. Gertrude’s current Studio Artists are: Brooke Babington, Ross Coulter, Sarah crowEST, Eric Demetriou, Fayen d’Evie, Søren Dahlgaard, Debris Facility, Hamishi Farah, Helen Grogan, Minna Gilligan, Ry Haskings, Claire Lambe, Adelle Mills, Tully Moore, Sean Peoples, and Danae Valenza. In Studio 18, a project entitled #banyakbanyak will begin to take shape as part of Gertrude Contemporary’s ongoing cultural exchange titled The Independence Project. A series of…

Exhibition | Danae Valenza and Simon McGuinness, The Torn Cloud | Gertrude Glasshouse

Exhibition dates: 11 September–10 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 11 September 2015, 6–8pm Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present a new Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition by Studio Artist Danae Valenza in collaboration with Simon McGuinness. Their exhibition, titled The Torn Cloud, reflects on the scale and potentiality of humans and their built environments. The artists describe the project as folows: Temporary/permanent. A scaffold bigger than the sum of its parts. Tall buildings cast shadows. From atop, people glint, pulse through streets with a hum. Flecks of stone in the pavement become a tiny phenomenon. Phone lines are electric with human voices. If you could reach so far to tear a cloud, where would you go from there? Danae Valenza and Simon McGuinness are Melbourne-based creative practitioners who work together in many ways, often with friends and other people they meet. The…

Exhibition | From the Collection – Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies Chapter Three | Benalla Art Gallery

This weekend is the opening of the third chapter of the Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies at Benalla Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Emiuly Cormack and includes artists Sarah crowEST, DAMP, Nathan Gray, and Dylan Martorell. Benalla Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria Exhibition dates: 5 September–25 October 2015 Opening celebration: Saturday 5 September 2015, 2–5.30pm Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present From the Collection: Chapter Three at Benalla Art Gallery, which is the third and final exhibition in the From the Collection series. This series of exhibitions has seen eighteen of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists explore the permanent collections of three regional art galleries (previous venues are Warnambool Art Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery), using them as a starting point for twelve new major art commissions. For Chapter Three of the project, curator Emily Cormack has invited…

Launch | Gertrude Glasshouse and exhibition by Tully Moore

Exhibition dates: 24 July–29 August 2015 Launch: Thursday 13 August 2015, 6pm Gertrude Contemporary is proud to announce the launch of a new off-site gallery and project space, Gertrude Glasshouse, which opened to the public on Friday 24 July 2015 with the exhibition What noise does a pig make? by Gertrude Studio Artist Tully Moore. The official launch of the space and Moore’s exhibition will take place on Thursday the 13th of August from 6pm. Located in Collingwood just five minutes from the organisation’s Fitzroy headquarters, Gertrude Glasshouse will serve as a transitional space as Gertrude Contemporary moves closer to its anticipated move from the address that gave it its name thirty years ago. The Glasshouse venture is supported by long-term Gertrude Contemporary patrons Michael Schwarz and David Clouston, who own the new venue. The Fitzroy-based architecture firm SIBLING were commissioned…

Exhibitions | Kate Newby, Sean Peoples, Ishmael Marika | Gertrude Contemporary

New exhibitions opening at Gertrude Contemporary this Friday 17th July. Exhibition opening: Friday 17 July 2015, 6–8pm Exhibition dates: 17 July–29 August 2015 Main galleries: Kate Newby, Always humming Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present a new, major exhibition by New Zealand artist Kate Newby, featuring a newly commissioned collaboration with composer Samuel Holloway. Titled Always humming, the exhibition takes over both downstairs galleries and extends to the rooflines of buildings on Gertrude Street, and into its back alleyways, creating a fluid relation between indoors and outdoors. Always humming is an exercise in creating an atmospheric experience rather than a series of discrete objects. Its force is anti-climactic, continuous, infectious; what Jennifer Kabat has described as ‘radically slight.’ In contrast to Newby’s recent series of puddle works, which draw viewers’ attention to the pavement underfoot, all the works in this…

Lecture | Joe Banks ‘Rorschach Audio’ |Gertrude Contemporary

Joe Banks | ‘Rorschach Audio’ | Histories and Theories of Sound, Lecture #5 2015 Liquid Architecture and the Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA are pleased to present British sound artist and writer Joe Banks in Australia for the first time. On Wednesday June 3 at 6.30pm at Gertrude Contemporary, Banks will deliver a lecture titled ‘Rorschach Audio’ as part of the ‘Histories and Theories of Sound’ series presented in association with Gertrude Contemporary, Liquid Architecture and Discipline. Banks’s lecture is #5 in the ‘Histories and Theories of Sound’ series that began last year, and has featured lectures by Branden W. Joseph, David Grubbs, Douglas Kahn, and James Parker. BLURB In Rorschach Audio: Art & Illusion for Sound, Banks offers a critical account of Spiritualistic and allegedly supernatural Electronic Voice Phenomena (ghost­voice) recordings, tracing the uncanny phenomena back through the histories of art,…

News | Virginia Trioli appointed new chair of Gertrude Contemporary

News from Gertrude Contemporary that journalist Virginia Trioli has been appointed the new chair of Gertrude Contemporary. Trioli joins Gertrude Contemporary as they make plans to move to a new home in Johnson St at the former Collingwood Technical School. From Gertrude Contemporary: The Board of Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Trioli as the new Chair of the Board of Management. Trioli is one of Australia’s most respected and recognised journalists, and brings to the organisation a rich knowledge of visual art and its broader role within Australian culture. Gertrude Contemporary Director Emma Crimmings said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Virginia to the role of Chairperson of the Gertrude Board. Virginia was associated with Gertrude in its earliest stages, working alongside founding Director Louise Neri when the organisation launched in the early 1980s. Virginia re-joins Gertrude…