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August 28, 2013Welcome to the Umbrella blog website!

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the new blog for Umbrella Studio contemporary arts. We have so much fantastic information to share that we felt we needed to expand to a whole new website! This is a place where we will be sharing any Umbrella news, members’ news, updates about touring exhibitions, exhibition reviews and more. We encourage people to share, participate and be a part of the Umbrella community. The Umbrella Team


August 25, 2013Artist Talk – Jan Hynes & Alan Valentine

An Umbrella Talk by Jan Hynes and Alan Valentine about their exhibition “Work in Progress” in the Main space of Umbrella Studio on 6pm Friday 23 August 2013.


August 23, 2013Compact Prints 2012 heads to South East Queensland

Compact Prints 2012 International Tour has finally returned from its journey overseas back to Australia. It is making a final visit to Ipswich Art Gallery from Saturday 24 August to Sunday 20 October. So for all our members based in South East Queensland near Ipswich, this is your chance to see the exhibition before it heads back to sunny Townsville. Visit the Ipswich Art Gallery website The exhibition has also recently been featured in the Queensland Times online. Click here to read the article


August 13, 2013Compact Prints 2014 & Students In-Case 2014 WIN NEWS


August 10, 2013The Mangrove Project

On Saturday 24 August, the Barrier Reef Orchestra will be once again delighting audiences with their latest event CONTRASTS. As part of this evening they will be performing a 15 minute work titled, Mangroves by Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe.This musical performance event will be enhanced by a digital projection, to be projected on a screen on stage, near the orchestra. The concept behind the visuals is to present the unique Mangroves landscape using visual projections to create a multisensory experience. The film captures various aspects, filmed at different times of the day and night of the flora and fauna and other “magical” elements of Mangrove locations around Townsville. The project was a partnership between the BRO, ABC Open and Umbrella Studio. The artistic director Michael Bromage from ABC Open, facilitated the project with 7 emerging Townsville filmmakers who appreciate the unique Mangroves environment. Watch the behind the scenes video