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Life After NYC

March 10 - April 16

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 of difference.

Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 10 March 2017

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Commitment

March 10 - April 16

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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Suburban Savagery

March 10 - April 16

An exhibition by Al Green.

Suburban savagery, one photographer’s statement on the scourge of family violence.

Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 10 March 2017

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Wearable Art Townsville: The Shred-X Environment Wearable Art Workshop

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 4:00 pm

9am - 4pm both days
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017

Be part of a collaborative team to create a wearable art garment for the Wearable Art Townsville show.

Work collaboratively with other participants, under the guidance of esteemed wearable artist Claudia Williams, you will create a wearable art piece out of recycled materials. The final garment will be showcased on the runway at the Wearable Art Townsville (WAT) event on Friday 26th May as part of the Townsville Fashion Festival.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge of skills and techniques in creating wearable art, as well as material selections.

This workshop is ideal for experienced and budding artists wanting to learn new skills and be inspired to turn ideas into reality using everyday materials to create wearable art garments.

Suitable for ages 15 years - Adult.

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Comic Art with Jonathan McBurnie

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participants learn to draw comic-style characters in this fun and creative workshop. Common comic art methods, design, and techniques for creating engaging heroes with expressive eyes, unique hair, and awesome costumes are explored. Materials are included. Suitable for teens 13 years old and above.

 

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Art Trivia Extravaganza!

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to Umbrella Studio and enjoy a night of fun and laughter at the Art Trivia Extravaganza! Gather a team of six people and  test your arts knowledge – from classics to modern you will have to put your heads together to get the highest score!

This event is a fundraiser that will help Umbrella Studio continue to provide great visual art programs in Townsville. Funds will support the delivery of our core program of workshops, residencies, events, exhibitions and projects that connect with artists, students, young people and community groups, building on our work over the past 30 years.

Cash bar and some light snacks provided.

HINT! Book your whole team in by buying multiple tickets at once below!

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Wearable Art Townsville: Avant Garde Wearable Art Workshop

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm

9am - 4pm both days
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017

Be part of a collaborative team to create a wearable art garment for the Wearable Art Townsville show.

LET’S PUSH THE BOUNDARIES!!!

Work collaboratively with other participants, under the guidance of esteemed wearable artist Claudia Williams, to create a wearable art piece that challenges the status quo. The final garment will be showcased on the runway at the WAT event on Friday 26th May.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge of skills and techniques in creating wearable art, as well as material selections.

This workshop is ideal for experienced and budding artists wanting to learn new skills and be inspired to turn ideas into reality using everyday materials to create wearable art garment.

Suitable for ages 15 Years - Adult

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Public Talk: Paul Drury and the revival of pastoral etching

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This illustrated presentation by Jolyon Drury will talk about his farther Paul Drury - the printmaker and the man.

Jolyon will discuss a number of underlying themes running through the talk; the influence of Paul Drury's father who was the sculptor Alfred Drury RA, Paul's lifelong Goldsmiths College (London) friends including Graham Sutherland, their pastoral etching development stimulated by Samuel Palmer, the perfection of the hand-drawn, hand-printed etching, and the pivotal role that Paul Drury had within the group and the developing conflict between representational and abstract art.

Jolyon Drury is a painter-etchers son (Paul Drury), a sculptor’s grandson (Alfred Drury), trained as an architect at Cambridge but now does something entirely different for the day job. Jolyon is custodian of the family collections and has a bit of a print collection of his own, following the title of his book 'Revelation to Revolution, the legacy of Samuel Palmer. The revival and evolution of pastoral printmaking by Paul Drury and the Goldsmiths School in the 20th century'.
 

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Through Skin

April 21 - May 28

Responding to her experiences living in Darwin from 2005-13, Kennedy’s drawings and soft sculptures are at once sensual, mysterious and darkly beautiful. Using the meditative repetition of her drawing and sculptural processes, Kennedy creates glistening, organic forms that hint at desire and fear.

Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 21 April 2017

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Suburban Wildlife, The Great Bowerbird

April 21 - May 28

Laura Castell highlights the beauty of this bird and connection with humans as providers of ‘beautiful’ waste. This exhibition uses printmaking techniques to create two dimensional artwork, an artist book and sculptural work.

Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 21 April 2017

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