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Monday 15 July 2024


Transitions is a partnered program between Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and Townsville City Galleries, that combines mentorship, critiques and development for emerging visual artist mentees. The mentees work one-on-one with an established North Queensland artist to develop their arts practices, gain valuable insights into working professionally and to begin to forge a career in the arts. They self-define their goals and get support and feedback from their mentor, gallery professionals, guest mentors and their program peers. 

The 2024 pairs of mentees and mentors are currently participating. Umbrella and Townsville City Galleries invite you to explore their work below: 


Explore the previous mentorships here:




Please contact us to join the waitlist for future applicant call outs, or if you wish to ask any questions.  

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

2023 mentees left to right: William Loveday, Natalie Ward, Sharron Condren, Frank Hollingsworth, and Kit Holloway and Nora Gigney (Squeak and Bubble Art). Photograph: Daniel Qualischefski. 

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (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 a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


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. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.