Creating Art in the Tropics

Future Exhibitions

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    Celebrating Townsville: the City’s visual history drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection8 July - 14 August 2016

    This select exhibition in the Main space will showcase works by Townsville based art educators and their students demonstrating the lineage of teacher to student and the value of studio practice. Featuring Artists: James Brown, Jane Hawkins, Anne Lord, Ron McBurnie, Robert Preston, Anneke Silver, Barbara Cheshire, Alison McDonald, Jill O’Sullivan, Sheree Kinlyside, Lucy T. Smith and Daphne Cazalet To be opened by Professor Sandra Harding, Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University. Followed by reflections on the collection by curator Ross Searle 6pm Friday 8 July 2016        

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    Wallflower8 July - 14 August 2016

    An Access and Vault Space exhibition by Jo Lankester & Hannah Murray featuring print collaborations that explore the symbolic and aesthetic qualities of abstracted patterns found on the outer layer of a tree trunk or the surface of rocks, and floral imagery. As with any collaboration a symbiotic relationship must exist to coexist. Trees and rocks share a symbol of antiquity, immense and enduring strength, and protection. In contrast a flower is fugacious and fleeting. Wallflower will aim to present a seductive and resolved body of work that explores this. Official Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 8 July 2016

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Upcoming Events

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    Umbrella Studio @ Magneticon12am - 11:59pm

    Umbrella will be hosting a booth at the MagnetiCon pop culture convention partnering with Brisbane’s Junky Comics. We are seeking local artist-made comics, zines, prints, toys and other pop-themed stuff...

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    Umbrella Creative Business Project10am - 4pm

    The Umbrella Creative Business Project aims to stimulate sustainable creative practices in the Townsville region, extending its reach through online platforms and marketing, in order to provide artists with self...

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

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    Ready to go – CIAF 2016

    Well we’re just about ready to head north for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair! This time Umbrella Studio will be exhibiting some new linocut prints by Tommy Pau, monoprint drawings…

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    Dry Tropics exhibition @ Gallery 48

      From 11 June to 10 September 2016 Come celebrate dry tropics, an exhibition from the region. Artists Vince Bray, Anne Lord and Jill O’Sullivan would like to welcome gallery…

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