In 2013 The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF) will celebrate its sixth year of staging inner Melbourne’s most visible and accessible free large scale arts festival.
Running from 19 to 28 July, the festival celebrates projection art and lets us see familiar spaces and buildings in new, inspired ways. It’s a collaborative, volunteer effort of artists and traders, residents and community groups all brought together by The Gertrude Association.
For 10 evenings in July and in over 30 sites, the length of Gertrude Street in Fitzroy will be illuminated by the visions of talented projections artists for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Buildings, laneways, footpaths and tree trunks will be lit up with site-specific, curated projections which respond to the theme Illuminate. The Festival Hub located upstairs at Gertrude’s Brown Couch boasts an incredible line-up of events, including live music, workshops, master classes, panel forums and much more. The Festival’s diverse arts program celebrates and connects our diverse community.
The Gertrude Association
“The Association has a strong social and cultural inclusion ethos. We believe mutual respect and understanding can be learnt through art, community and celebration.” Kym Ortenburg – TGA Co-Founder
The Gertrude Association is a not for profit, 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 Gertrude Association aims:
• to produce and exhibit media art projects;
• to encourage, develop, and mentor local and community artists;
• to present free out door art experiences;
• to support the culture and community services of Gertrude Street;
• to share all that with other communities.
The Gertrude Association was founded by Monique McNamara and Kym Ortenburg in 2007.