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Gertrude For Sale

Gertrude Contemporary's exterior photographed by Justin McManus for The Age

The future of Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces is in limbo following the announcement that the non-profit institution’s home for the past 28 years is about to go on the market. Read Dylan Rainforth’s article about their impending eviction here.

Workshop 3000 goes Neon

Facade of Workshop 3000, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The entry to jeweller Susan Cohn’s basement workshop on Flinders Lane, Melbourne, contains a small window.  Within it, Cohn displays various objects – pieces of her own work, and the work of others.

Workshop 3000's display window

At present, Workshop 3000’s window is stuffed full of harlequin-print plastic.  This multi-coloured crush not only provides some respite from the grey uniformity of its surrounds, it also exists as a relic of a performance by video artists Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.  The plastic sheet was a prop in their new video work, Neon, currently on display at Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, and it is Cohn who has written a (forthcoming) text to accompany the exhibition.

Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, still from 'Neon', single channel video, 2010