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March 31, 2015Sicilian Long Table Feast Fundraising Dinner

  6:30pm Saturday 13 June 2015 $85 fundraising dinner, Sweetbridge Larder Enjoy a truly Sicilian style dinner and authentic dining experience. Please join us “For the love of food, family, homely cooking, kitchen smells, laughter and Umbrella” The $85 fundraising dinner includes a five course dinner served as a traditional family feast. The meal is served in an extended Sicilian family style tradition; all eating together to share a bounty of home cooked dishes from starters to sweets. BYO. A % of ticket sales is donated by Sweetbridge Larder to Umbrella Studio. They cater for a range of dietary requirements and plan their menus with vegetarian and gluten free options as part of the Feast. Bookings are essential prior to the evening. Call 4772 1527 or visit 39a Gregory Street, North Ward www.sweetbridgelarder.com.au


March 30, 2015Land & Sea Touring

  The Murris in Ink monoprint exhibition, Land and Sea is on the road again. Installed last week for the launch of the James Cook University City Campus and on exhibition through April, then it travels North to TYTO in Ingham for exhibition throughout June. The exhibition builds new audiences for contemporary art and appreciation for Townsville based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander printmakers.


March 29, 2015Wanderlust Touring

The exhibition Pressnorth Printmakers: Wanderlust has continued its tour in 2015, by heading to the Coalface Art Gallery in Moranbah, QLD. It will next be on display in the Main Space at Umbrella Studio alongside artworks from the Manhattan Graphics Centre (New York) artists. This exhibition will be called Wanderlust + Manhattan and opening on Friday 22 May 2015.


March 28, 2015‘Art in the Garden’ exhibition

‘Art in the Garden’, a framed exhibition of works by 17 artists including the Townsville Watercolour Group 10am – 4pm Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May at 14 Anderson Street, Railway Estate This is the fourth ‘Art in the Garden’ exhibition to be held in the gardens of Mo’sart  Gallery at 14 Anderson Street Railway Estate. Seventeen artists are participating, including many of Townsville’s best known. They include Jim Arena, Julie Boyd, Debbie Belcastro, Helen Caldwell,  Val Claussen, Gai Copeman, Marjory Cook, Sally Grattidge, Emily Hill. Jenny Hyatt, Annette Ireland, Kerry Kelly, Pat Lowth,, Donna Maloney, Geoff Maidens, Ciska Mc Cormack, Marion O’Shea, All works are framed and ready to hang. Come and enjoy this stunning open-air exhibition in the garden surrounds of Mos’art  Gallery. See the works in natural light. Works include all mediums, also a range of  miniatures and hand painted cards will be on display Share a…
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March 19, 2015Learn Something New: Printmaking Courses at Umbrella Studio

Umbrella Studio will be offering four six-week printmaking courses facilitated by local Townsville printmakers. From cardboard to wood, copper and stone this series has a type of matrix (plate surface) that will appeal to you. The workshops are designed to be suitable for beginning to intermediate levels to learn and develop their skills. Limited to 10 participants per workshop. Workshop registration and payment is required in advance of attendance. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE


March 2, 2015Audio-Technica Young Artist Prize 2015 winners

We had a fabulous night celebrating young people making art at the opening of  the Audio-Technica Young Artist Prize 2015 on Friday night. The judge, Garth Jankovic spent a while choosing the winners with great difficultly! Congrautlations to the all the young artists who have taken part in the exhibition. Here are the winning entries: 1st Prize: Courtenay Millar for her print “The Bridge” 2nd Prize: Madeline Pendergast for her multimedia artwork, “The River” 3rd Prize: Jaymie Edwards for her photograph, “Dirty”


Off to Aber we go!

Congratulations to Umbrella member Tony Fitzsimmons who will be taking up a residency opportunity in Aberystwyth, Wales! Tony was the successful applicant for our fifth round, and the fifth Umbrella member to do the international residency program. Safe travels!


March 1, 2015Umbrella Studio contemporary arts

Umbrella Studio contemporary arts – illuminating our culture and transforming our community through contemporary visual arts. This video will catch you up on our history, show you what we do, and relay a few key statistics from 2014.