Gertrude Contemporary is Australia’s leading incubator of contemporary art. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude has for over 30 years shaped the careers of Australia’s most celebrated artists.  85% of artists who have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, or have been curated into the Biennale, since Gertrude’s founding in 1985 are Gertrude studio and exhibition alumni. As a non-commercial and independent space, Gertrude offers artists freedom for risk-taking, innovation and ambition.

Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments as part of the 2018 Melbourne Art Fair, a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Presenting new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments will create an animated and dynamic environment that offers both an embodiment of anxiety, but also mechanisms for its alleviation.


Gertrude Contemporary Project Rooms Exhibiting artists:
Deanne Butterworth
Mathieu Briand
Kate Daw
Kuba Dorabialski
Jason Maling
Mark Shorter



The Project Rooms returns to Melbourne Art Fair in 2018 as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event.

This year, Project Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by Melbourne Art Foundation, features presentations including; Ryan Presley, ProsperityInstitute of Modern Art (Brisbane); Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, (Un)conditional III, The Physics Room (Christchurch)Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments; Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne) and Native HandsBlak Dot Gallery (Melbourne).