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Sunday 27 November 2022
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Mentees and gallery staff with guest mentor Sandi Hook at a Transitions 2022 group intensive session.

Transitions is a program combining mentorship, critiques and development for emerging visual artists who have recently finished formal arts training. The artist mentees develop their arts practices, gain valuable insights into working professionally and develop their confidence to forge a career in the arts. The program also aims to fill a void in the Townsville arts ecology. Mentees from the 2021 program noted:

“[The most beneficial part about completing the Transitions program was that] I am creating a new body of work that is unexpected, fresh, and much further advanced than my previous work." // “I am immensely grateful to have been included in the Transitions program. It has given me support to develop my ideas and skills. It has also broadened my knowledge of different artists, both emerging and experienced, in the Townsville area... it has given me confidence to progress my artistic career.“

Read about the 2022 mentorships here
Read about the 2021 mentorships here.

Apply soon to be mentored in 2023 here.

The Transitions program is a partnership between Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and Townsville City Galleries. 

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Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.