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young artist mentorship  program

Art Gallery on Ovens is committed to helping young artists in our region through our Young Artist Mentorship Program.

Each year applications will open in September inviting candidates to apply to join our gallery for the following year as a Resident Artist. The position will be sponsored in part or fully, depending on funding available each year.

The Program is based on the Gallery’s mission of enabling art experiences for all.

In particular:

  • It aims to recognise the importance of nurturing a young artist in their artistic practice.

  • It provides a place of community connection and engagement in order to contribute to the cultural growth and development of a young artist, forming a sense of connection, belonging and affirmation of the value of artistic endeavours into the future.

  • It endeavours to develop and support a young artist as they create and develop a body of work in an individual art practice, and enable them to have the confidence to exhibit their work to the public and understand the workings of a professional gallery.



If you are a North East artist aged 17-25yrs and you are wanting to develop your artist practice and skills, exhibit your work and be part of a vibrant gallery team of artists, then apply now.

Join Art Gallery on Ovens Inc as a sponsored Resident Artist for the year 2024.


Program dates are 1 December 2023 – 31 December 2024


For further information or to discuss your application, please contact Art Gallery on Ovens Inc President – Janet Leith on 0431890158

Sara Cope - Young Mentor Artist 2021

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Mark-John Martyn - Young Mentor Artist 2022

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