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Transitions 2023

18 August 2023 - 24 September 2023

Transitions 2023

Sharron Condren, Frank Hollingsworth, Squeak & Bubble, William Loveday and Natalie Ward

Natalie Ward, Elemental series (detail), 2023, Stoneware and glaze, dimensions variable upon installation. Photograph: Amanda Galea.

The Transitions program combines mentorship, critiques and development for emerging visual artists. This exhibition celebrates the mentee participants and the progress they have made during the program. It includes experiments and works-in-progress in the Studio Showcase cabinet, along with selected resolved works in the gallery space. 

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

Read more about the artists, their work in the program and previous iterations here

Exhibitions launch
6pm Friday 18 August 2023
Transitions 2023 will open alongside Electric Coral by Lisa Ashcroft and In Colour by Alison Mooney. Read the full details of the launch event here.

Umbrella Floortalk & In Conversation
10am Saturday 26 August 2023
Hear from artists from the Transitions program, in conversation with one of the program coordinators, Umbrella’s Gallery Manager and Curator Daniel Qualischefski. The artists, William Loveday, Natalie Ward, Sharron Condren, Frank Hollingsworth, and Squeak and Bubble Art (Kit Holloway and Nora Gigney) will speak about their works on display and their progress throughout Transitions over the past few months. Lisa Ashcroft will also be speaking about her exhibition Electric Coral. Read the full details here.

Also on display during this period

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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.