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Creating Art in the Tropics

Future Exhibitions

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    The Partnershipping Project17 May - 23 June 2019

    Working with a groundbreaking touring model, The Partnershipping Project features the work of twenty regionally-based artists responding to the question “does place still matter”? Touring from Burnie (TAS) to Townsville (QLD), Lismore (NSW) and Mt. Gambier (SA) and back, each iteration of the exhibition, installed in eight small boats, will offer different regional perspectives on pressing global problems. Queensland artists involved in the project are: Anne Lord, Brian Robinson, Gail Mabo, Obery Sambo, Rob Douma and Vanghoua Anthony Vue. Check out the website about the project         Image credit: Installation shot of The Partnershipping Project exhibition at Burnie Regional Gallery showing works by David mangenner Gough (foreground) and Selena de Carvalho (background). Photo by Rick Eaves 2018.

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  • Alien Landscape, 60 X 45cm, Ink & watercolour on Yupo paper by Annette Ire.and

    Where to with Water?17 May - 23 June 2019

    Townsville Watercolour Group Where to with Water presents a group of experimental works in which members of the Townsville Watercolour Group challenge and extend their usual practice and vision by exploring unfamiliar and unusual methods, techniques and subject matter.

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Upcoming Events

  • 28April

    Free Kids Creative Day10am - 1pm

    Join Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts to enjoy free, hands-on, drop-in art activities thanks to QAGOMA’s APT9 KIDS ON TOUR program, which is presented as part of The 9th Asia Pacific...

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  • 19May

    Creative Kids: The GREAT GREEN "P"10am - 1pm

    Creative Kids is relaxed classes in our art gallery where children are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and have fun experimenting with a range of materials and techniques...

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North Queensland artists are influenced by their tropical surroundings. Umbrella Studio promotes exceptional Queensland based artists including, Ron McBurnie, Jo Lankester, Hannah Murray, Gail Mabo, Aicey Zaro and others.

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    Thank you Townsville City Council

      As we head into the weekend, we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Townsville City Council for helping us out with temporary office space at the 2020 building on…

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    Biennale of Australian Art, BOAA review

    Biennale of Australian Art, BOAA 21 September to 6 November 2018 Ballarat, Victoria The Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) began its inaugural festival in Ballarat, just 1.5 hours on the…

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Due to the severe weather that has affected Townsville recently, the office staff have temporarily relocated offsite. Please note the Gallery itself will remain closed until further notice. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.