Exhibition Proposals

Applications are assessed twice a year. Members can submit applications at any time. 

Umbrella Studio invites exhibition proposals from established and emerging contemporary visual artists and curators seeking to present new and original work in a professional gallery environment. Applications are accepted at any time, however the next assessment panel will meet in early-mid 2020. Applications will be considered for 2022 and beyond. A Program Sub-committee assesses proposals / applications. Successful applicants will receive a letter detailing their exhibition arrangements. Umbrella Studio strongly supports emerging artists and the social and cultural diversity of the North Queensland region, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Please note Umbrella Studio has recently moved to a new home at 408 Flinders St. Information about space sizes, layouts and their Terms of Use, Application Form and Exhibition Contractual Arrangements are available below. These documents are subject to final approvals, renovations and discussions. As a rough guide there are three exhibition spaces for applications: Space 1 (large), Space 2 (medium), Space 3 (small). Different terms and conditions apply for the use of each of these spaces. Images and other opportunities coming soon.

You are required to be an Umbrella member to exhibit at Umbrella Studio. To become a member, click here.

If you are a non-Indigenous artist and your proposed artworks for exhibition contain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander subject matter you will need to explain your process for obtaining permission to use Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.  Excellent resources to support you in this can be found here and here.

Submit the Online Exhibition Application Form

Download the 2020 Exhibition Handbook (including space dimensions and images) | Applicants and exhibitors must refer to and adhere to this handbook and the guidelines within. Please refer to this updated version.

Download the updated Artist Fee Policy

Download the Commission Policy