In 2015 The Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF) celebrated its eighth year of staging inner Melbourne’s most visible and accessible free large scale arts festival.
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 Projection Association.
For 10 evenings in July and in over 35 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.