ARTNOW | Gertrude Contemporary

ARTNOW | Gertrude Contemporary

Gertrude Contemporary is an independent not for profit art centre with a focus on supporting contemporary visual arts. Established in 1985, Gertrude has been at the forefront of contemporary art in Melbourne, with strong national and international networks and reputation.

Gertrude Contemporary’s artistic program presents approximately 20 exhibitions annually featuring work by Australian and international artists across two gallery spaces – Gertrude Contemporary, Preston South and Gertrude Glasshouse, Collingwood.

Our ARTNOW education programs are led by Gertrude Contemporary staff and can focus on a range of contemporary art issues and ideas within the context of the current exhibition program. The visits can also be tailored to focus on outcomes specific to the group’s learning needs and interests.

Alongside Gertrude Contemporary’s Exhibition Program, the gallery’s Studio Artist Program provides a unique opportunity for students to access one of the sixteen artists-in-residence and experience a behind-the-scenes look at a working studio practice and a Q and A session with the artist.

ARTNOW provide an excellent opportunity for Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Students.

For Secondary and VCE Studio Arts, Media Arts and Visual Communication Design, we particularly focus on the following areas of study:

  • Present and perform
  • Respond and interpret
  • Explore and express
  • Visual art practice
  • Art industry contexts

ARTNOW programs must be booked ahead of time.

To see the current and upcoming exhibitions please head to:

In 2019, The Department of Education and Training through its Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP), has provided funding to fully subsidise the cost of these programs to Low-SES metropolitan Melbourne schools. For schools that fall outside this classification the cost is $55 (incl. GST). If you are unsure if this applies to your school, please enquire when booking.

Bookings: To book please email Siobhan Sloper, Gallery Coordinator on or call the gallery between 10.00am–5.00pm Tuesday – Friday on 03 9419 3406.


Gertrude is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and have a zero tolerance for bullying and child abuse. We abide by ChildSafe legislation, and our staff have valid Working With Children’s checks.

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