2017 Festival Dates: Friday 21 – Sunday 30 July, 6pm – midnight.
Full artistic program released June 2017.
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2017 Curatorial Framework
Unfurling futures… The 10th Anniversary of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival is an invitation to artists to create glimpses for and of the future. For ten days over winter, imagine Gertrude Street as a time capsule that explores the social, political and environmental epoch of our times. Drawing on the past and grounded in the present while projecting into the future the GSPF 2017 invites artists to contribute to an immersive, interactive and enchanting experience that ignites our collective social imaginary to explore the possibilities of multiple futures…there are no limits as we unfurl the future.
– Fiona Hillary, 2017 GSPF Curator
The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF).
In 2016 the GSPF celebrated its ninth year of staging inner Melbourne’s most visible and accessible free large scale arts festival.
The festival presents a program of dynamic projection art projects that 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 Projection Association.
For 10 evenings in July and in over 38 sites, the length of Gertrude Street in Fitzroy is illuminated by the visions of talented projections artists for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Buildings, laneways, footpaths and tree trunks light up with site-specific, curated projections. The Festival’s diverse arts program celebrates and connects our diverse community.
The Gertrude Projection 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 Projection 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 Projection 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 Projection Association was founded by Monique McNamara and Kym Ortenburg in 2007.