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    Life After NYC10 March - 16 April 2017

    Life drawing (drawing the human form in its various postures) has been practised by humans from prehistory to the present largely driven by the ideologies or purposes of the times.  Since the 16th century it has been an integral, even principal discipline of art practice.  As such, completion of a life drawing marathon at the New York Studio School is a mandatory component of its Master’s Program since its inception in 1988. Marathons are held a number of times during the year, and involve ten consecutive twelve hour days of intensive drawing of the model/s.  Rob Douma and Donna Foley each completed a marathon in 2016. Whilst the realities of each were a positive experience, they came away with quite different perspectives perhaps shaped by their personal life experiences possibly predisposed by gender.  Their exhibition Life After NYC explores themes in common from their unique perspectives augmented by supplementary expressions...
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  • Peace 300 15cm

    Commitment10 March - 16 April 2017

    Paul Mumme’s latest exhibition brings together a new series of video performance works and photographic works, manipulating and subverting the performative, symbolic and utilitarian aspects of hands in order to gesture at issues of the human condition. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 10 March 2017

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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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    Notice of 2016 AGM

    Umbrella Studio Association Incorporated is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation, which began as a space for emerging Townsville artists, and whilst retaining this, has evolved to become an important centre…

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    The Hive Collective is an exciting initiative that will offer spaces in local heritage listed building Lilac Court, Wickham Street, Townsville for free. Spaces will be made available exclusively to individuals…

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