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Transitions 2023

Transitions 2023 will support recent arts graduates and emerging artists* to develop their skills and confidence to forge a career in the arts, and enable them to self-define their outcomes and work through important steps to achieve their goals. The artist mentees will benefit from studio practice time with an expert in their artform/s, learning one-on-one from an established North Queensland artist. Mentees will be matched with mentors based on their skill set/s, interests and availability, and will meet with their mentors fortnightly. Intensive group sessions and constructive artwork critiques will also enable the artists to develop their network and grow from peer and mentor assessments.

At the completion of the program, the artist mentees will receive a free one-year Umbrella membership, which includes the benefit of being eligible to apply for exhibitions. Additional program outcomes will include learning to build a studio practice and portfolio, developing professional artist and exhibition application skills, and exhibiting in a small group exhibition at Umbrella in mid-late 2023. 

Application deadline: TBC late 2022 / early 2023
Program dates: TBC February - June 2023

Full details and application coming soon. Please email [email protected] to register your interest in the meantime, or follow our Facebook or Instagram to check when applications are open. 

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.