The Gertrude Association (not for profit) is a volunteer run group dedicated to exhibiting contemporary new media. Since 2008, it has produced outdoor site-specific projection-art events that exhibit professional, emerging and community artists. The Association’s premier event is the annual Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Other events have been produced in Melbourne and on King Island as part of the Tasmanian Arts Festival, Ten days on the Island. Various team members have a range of projects in development.
Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2012 Opening Night! - With only ten days until the opening best you jot this into your diary!
Friday 20 July
Workers Club Hotel
Cnr Napier and Gertrude Streets
Performance by Vento, Agua, Fogo e Terra
'Abada Capoeira in collaboration with Womboyn Spirit present Vento, Agua, Fogo e Terra, a multimedia Brazilian/Australian fusion of rhythm, movement & life.'
Then the festival runs 6pm - 12pm each night until the 29th of July!
Make sure to check out our website and Facebook page as we release more details about associated events including Sensory Overload, the In Da Loop Animation night and the Media Lab Melbourne Workshops held during the festival!
The Gertrude Association is excited to bring you the 2012 Gertrude Street Projection Festival — the 5th since we began in 2008.
Our not for profit — and volunteer run — Association presents the Festival to celebrate community and art. We showcase site-specific work by guest projection artists along with a range of works created by general entry artists and community groups.
This year’s theme Elements encapsulates all the things that make up our community and us. The physical, the ephemeral, the brave, the crazy inspired, the passionate and the four elements themselves. Our artists’ remarkable responses to the theme have been both literal and abstract. Their work brings out the many meanings of elements. You can explore this remarkably diverse and creative free street gallery, every night 6pm – midnight from 20 July to 29 July.
Thank you to our artists, to the Street’s traders, to our sponsors, to our volunteers, and to you the gallery goers.
Many thanks also to our Sponsors
The City of Yarra
Words and Beyond
Up & Up Creative
The Workers Club
La Trobe Uni
Please have a look at our work by clicking the below 'view our work' link. Please use the three image boxes to learn about some of our favourite people and organisations, who are always involved with supporting us while constantly developing and exhibiting new projects.View our work →
Yandell’s projection work has recently been exhibited at NGV studios. Her immersive projections are part of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week and her short film “Shift” opens at ACMI on March 5th, 2012.
At the heart of Melbourne's arts and cultural scene, Yarra is home to an exciting range of galleries, live music venues, performance spaces, artists and community festivals Yarra Council plays a vital role in creating an environment in which arts and cultural activity can continue to flourish.
Arts Access/Art Day South is a GSPF community partner. Nebula, a project of Art Day South artists is a revolution in inclusive design. Australia’s first portable arts space meets the needs of artists with a disability, the Nebula studio adapts to the art and the artists.