Welcoming applications from emerging First Nations artists

Expression of Interest | First Nations Foyer

Museum of Tropical Queensland understands the important contribution Townsville First Nations people have made and will continue to make in protecting, preserving and exhibiting the collections in our care.

Ahead of reopening in May 2021, Museum of Tropical Queensland developed a project to create a dedicated space in the museum’s foyer where artwork by local First Nations artists could be featured in a rotating display.

The first artist selected for this project was Jumbo Prior, a Townsville based emerging artist. Jumbo’s work, Connections to the land and sea, is a vibrant, engaging work that is currently displayed in the museum foyer. The artwork is featured as a large-scale mural that welcomes visitors to the space. Learn more about Jumbo’s artwork here.

This expression of interest seeks applicants for the next 12-month display period (September 2022-September 2023).

The project seeks to engage an emerging First Nations artist, with a historical connection to the Townsville region, to present their work to the public through an interpretive display at the museum. 

Download the Expression of Interest information and application form here (350 KB) pdf document icon.

Connections to the land and sea  by Jumbo Prior in the First Nations Foyer 2021/2022




Event Details

23 February 2022 - 31 May 2022

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