November 29, 2017Call for Exhibition: Expressions of Interest

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Umbrella artists are invited to show expressions of interest in being part of an exhibition highlighting portraits of people who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is an health issue which is often ignored both privately and publicly and it is hoped the exhibition will heighten community awareness. It is expected the exhibition will take place at Umbrella Studio in 2019 but an expression of interest will need to be lodged by 28 February 2018. We hope to be able to provide a sitter who has experienced PTSD if you are unable to source your own. There is also a curatorial opportunity for someone who would like to coordinate the exhibition and curate the show. Please make your expression of interest in the exhibition and any questions you may have by clicking here to email Jan Hynes

August 10, 2017Creative Spaces – we need your feedback!


Here at Umbrella, we try to cater to our membership as best we can. Something that has been coming up lately is the prospect of creative spaces for rent. With possible opportunities on the horizon and to inform us of your needs please provide us with your feedback in the form of a quick 2 minute survey. Take the Survey


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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 or businesses who make use of the premises for the purpose of manufacture of products or delivery of services that are uniquely Townsville. Click here to read The Hive Collective Expression of Interest Form

August 11, 2016Co-creating Townsville Futures

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JCU is running a series of industry and community evening engagement events in August, September and October. The free events will run on Wednesday nights 5:30-7:00pm at The Rum Garden, Heritage Exchange, Flinders East, Townsville. The series is called Removing the Boundaries – as in the boundaries between ‘town’ and ‘gown’ and also between civic leaders/professionals/stakeholders/members of the public involved in different aspects of our city’s and region’s life. The first of these is entitled ‘Co-creating Townsville Futures’. This first free event will run on Wednesday August 17th. How can Townsville and NQ co-create to innovate? …to what futures should the region aspire? The informal panel will be MC’d by Mr Warwick Powell, and each of the panel members will answer questions about what informs their vision for Townsville, but also any views that you might have about how the civic leadership, business, institutions and the community, may work together…
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May 10, 2016Call for Illustrator


We are looking for an illustrator/cartoonist to create an original work in a digital format. Specifically, the work will be of famous sports personalities and used multiple times across different media (wall mural, colour in books, etc) for the same brand. Interested artists should contact Lotsa on 4775 1981 or email a link of their folio to We encourage all illustrators to provide their details whether they are suitable for this project or not, as we often have requests for illustrators.

April 30, 2016Call for artists: Town High’s annual ArtsWeek

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Town High’s annual ArtsWeek will be during Term Two this year, week 7 – Monday 23 May to Friday 27 May. We would like to invite artists/performers into the school during first and second break (11.26 – 12, and/or 1.10 – 1.50) to perform/demonstrate their craft/talent. The idea is that we will set up tables for the artists to work at, they do not need to prepare/present a workshop, only work on their artwork during this time so students are able to observe artists at work.  Performers (musical and dramatic) will be able to ‘busk’ in areas set up by the school. We are always keen on the whole school community participating in The Arts and being able to observe professionals at work. Parents and other community members have also been invited to participate in activities during the week. We are hoping there will be a range of Arts on…
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March 24, 2016CANCELLED: Suitcase Market

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    This event has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest and we apologise for any inconvenience. Orginal post below: Are you looking to sell some small art works or handcrafts? Are you looking to get rid of some old clothes, CD’s or DVD’s? Umbrella invites all prospective sellers to come along with a suitcase of your wares, for this mini-scaled market held in the Gallery. You can bring whatever you want to sell – vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ……you name it! Stallholders are allowed one suitcase each to sell from. The cost is $20 per suitcase or $15 for Umbrella members. This is a flat rate – no commission or sales tax is taken. Places are limited, so book for your space now! KEY DATES: Stallholder bookings due: 5pm Monday 30 May 2016 Click here to secure…
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February 22, 2016Artist Opp: Gaming Spot


Hi members, Below is some information about an opportunity for you to create some artwork for a new gaming business opening in Aitkenvale (near Tom’s Tavern) Call for Artists – new business opening seeking artists for murals Business Name: Gaming Spot Location: Shop 1A/186 Nathan Street, Aitkenvale 4814 We are looking for local artists to help us to bring life our new gaming business. Artwork Themes: – Modern to Retro Gaming Characters – Mythical Creatures and Landscapes – Cartoon – Anime Characters – Anything similar to the above We are on a shoe string budget so we would only be able to provide some money for material resources (paint etc) and would offer some free time at the gaming business as compensation to any artist. Gaming Spot is planning to open on 1 April 2016. Artworks would need to be completed before this date. Contact: Luke Peters | 0433…
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Call for artists: PAINT IT LIVE


Calling all painters, street artists, graphic artists, paste-up artists, designers, and mural artists – WE WANT YOU. Do you have a project that you have had bubbling away in your mind, but don’t have a space to do it? Have you been wanting to experiment outside of the studio? Are you looking at legal walls to work on? As a way of revitalising the Townsville CBD, and activating the carpark space at Umbrella, we want to invite you to participate in PAINT IT LIVE, a live art event which will coincide with our regular gallery programming. There are six wall panels that make up the carpark wall. Panels will be allocated to artists, who will produce an artwork prior to and during the evening of two gallery opening launch events. Artists participating need to be or become a member of Umbrella Studio and supply their own consumable materials. KEY DATES…
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February 15, 2016Call for Artists: MagnetiCon

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  Umbrella Studio and Junky Comics @ MagnetiCon Callout for comics, zines, stickers, prints, posters, apparel and small objects 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 to sell. Magneticon will be the first dedicated pop culture convention in Townsville, with shops, artists, cosplay, wrestling, special guests and more. Umbrella will take a 30% commission of any sales, with the remainder going straight to you, the artist. No other fees apply. We’ll man the booth and sell, all you need to do is supply us with your work, and a price list for your products (taking into account the 30% commission deducted from sale price). Key Dates: Expressions of Interest Due: 5pm Friday 20 May 2016 Delivery of works/products to Umbrella Studio: 5pm Friday 3 June 2016 MagnetiCon…
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