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Spaced 2: Future Recall

17 August - 23 September

Spaced 2: Future Recall curated by Marco Marcon is a collection of artworks made by artists during extended residencies in remote communities, encouraging local participation. A variety of old and new media coalesce to bring experiences and art works from all walks of life. Exhibition Opening 6pm 17 August 2018 International Art Space Pty Ltd is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. International Art Space has been supported by the Australian Government through…


Compact Prints 2018

17 August - 23 September

The Compact Prints international exhibition and exchange has been Umbrella Studio’s signature biennial exhibition since 2002. Over the years it has evolved into a significant benchmark of international engagement for printmakers across the globe. For more information and to register: Exhibition Opening 6pm 17 August 2018


Young Indigenous Printmakers

17 August - 23 September

Linocut prints created by local high school students during skills development workshops in the studio downstairs at Umbrella. A collaborative outreach project with Gallery Services, Townsville City Council. Exhibition Opening 6pm 17 August 2018


Screen printing with Screen Filler & Drawing Fluid

23 September @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this workshop with Maxine Smith you will learn the basics of screen printing using screen filler and drawing fluid as a painting block out technique, including effective set up and equipment needed to do this at home. You will explore different brushwork and painting styles to create the background design, learning about positive and negative space. You’ll get to experiment with printing techniques using a silk screen and squeegee, learn about pressure, flooding and technique for fabric and paper applications.…


Decorative Wood Carving

25 September @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This workshop is held at Studio Dubbeld Classroom, 142 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens (entrance through back driveway beside igloo). Inspired by our current exhibition space 2: future recall, this workshop is a partnership with Studio Dubbeld for participants to learn the basic principles and techniques for carving by hand in wood. In this hands on workshop led by Joel Dubbeld you will learn fundamentals such as: 1.    The tool kit 2.    Sharpening 3.    How to hold a carving chisel 4.  …


This is not the end: Umbrella Annual Member’s Exhibition & Art Prize

28 September - 4 November

One exhibition each year is for our Members to participate and display their artwork. This year the exhibition is not the last for 2018, therefore the theme for the members’ show asks members to be inspired by concepts of beginnings, endings and the in-between or any other interpretations of the phrase “This is not the end”.  The exhibition also has a $1,000 non-acquisitive art prize. Exhibition Opening 6pm 28 September 2018


Ink Painting Workshop with Sofie Dieu

30 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is ideal for beginners and artists interested in developing their visual vocabulary through reserve techniques, mark making and gold leaf detail. As a ground up introduction to the fundamentals in ink painting, this one day workshop will cover wet and dry techniques, texture effect, ink management, paper quality and composition. You will also play with notions of gradation, balance between detailed and quiet space. Using various reserve techniques and mark making methods, you will develop your own visual…


Print Play – school holiday workshop

2 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come have some school holiday fun with Umbrella Studio! This is a creative workshop with a local artist making prints with foam. These can then be made into book covers for school, cards and much more!

Megalithic! (Cromeleque dos Almendres near Evora) 2018

Free Urban Sketching Workshop

14 October @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A FREE crash course in urban sketching for Umbrella Studio financial members. Please bring a limited tool kit of: a small sketchbook, pen, pencil, watercolour set with brushes and a portable stool. Meet at the front of Umbrella Studio. You must be a member of Umbrella Studio to participate in the workshop. We will check your membership status upon registration. Click here to become a member!


Wood lithography (Mokulito) Masterclass

20 October @ 10:00 am - 21 October @ 4:00 pm

Mokulito' means 'wood lithography' and is a print technique developed in the 1970's by Ozaku Schisi and more recently by Ewa Budka. This workshop explores the wonderfully simple technique of Mokulito, a process by which one can draw an image on a plywood matrix and print from it. It uses the same principles as stone and metal plate lithography without acids, etches or turpentine. The image can be added to, subtracted from, carved into and coloured with water colour or…

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