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Wanton, Wild & Unimagined @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

9 September - 3 December

Wanton, Wild & Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection by Alison McDonald. This is a travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.


Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait @ Childers Art Space

31 October - 10 December

Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait is a body of linocut print artworks by Tommy Pau based on the constellations and the science of astronomy used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders. This exhibition is touring Queensland during 2017 and 2018.


A Christmas Pop Up North Queensland Shop

5 November - 17 December

Pop Up North Queensland is back! A pop-up Christmas shop at 261 Flinders Street (next to Perc Tucker Art Gallery) will feature art and handmade gifts by Townsville artists. Support North Queensland's economy by buying local this festive season. Shop opening times: 10am - 5pm Mon-Fri & 9am - 1pm Sat-Sun


Drive: Umbrella Annual Members’ Exhibition & Art Prize 2017

17 November - 17 December

The final exhibition of each year is for our Members to participate and display their work. This year’s theme, ‘Drive’ asks members to be inspired by concepts of movement, direction, focus, determination, travel, instinct and any other interpretations of the word “drive”. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 17 November 2017

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Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Secondary School Portrait Prize

17 November - 17 December

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Secondary School Portrait Prize is a competition open to all Townsville-based secondary school students in any year level. Entrants may submit work in any two-dimensional medium. The only artistic criterion is that the work must be a portrait. For full conditions or to enter your work, click here. Finalists and Prize Money Works by the selected finalists chosen from the submitted images, will be featured in a display at Umbrella Studio contemporary arts from 17…

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High Tea for the Arts

2 December @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Support and celebrate our visual arts community by joining us in the gallery for high tea with friends. Set amongst the artworks from the members’ exhibition: Drive, this event will showcase the variety of skills and talent in the Townsville region, and help continue their development. This fundraiser supports us to deliver our core program of exhibitions, workshops, residencies, events, and projects that connect artists and young people to their community – building on our work over the past 30…


Child’s play

19 January, 2018 - 25 February, 2018

Laura McMahon, who signs her work Brain Foetus, is a Fremantle native now living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. Her work calls upon a host of recurring characters to reside in a continuous narrative of increasingly colourful and elaborate dreamscapes. These works represent making sense of feelings and searching for a sense of belonging within the artist - a reunion with the inner child. Exhibition Opening 6pm Friday 19 January 2018

Trip around Australia, perspex relief print

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19 January, 2018 - 25 February, 2018

Vince Bray’s work is an ongoing study of the landscape from Townsville to Mount Isa. Coming to art during a bout of malaria, Bray’s childhood of wandering hills, creeks and rock holes has grown into a deep examination of the dry tropics through painting and printmaking. Exhibition Opening 6pm Friday 19 January 2018



19 January, 2018 - 25 February, 2018

Unutterable: too great or awful to describe. A collection of artworks by Rob Donaldson we don’t want to believe or refuse to acknowledge.


Paper Sculpture workshop with Marion Gaemers

18 February, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is designed to experiment with paper to create art forms. From this you will have the skills to continue to explore this technique in a direction to suit your art practice. Two techniques will be explored: 1. Making pulp from used paper and then moulding it into 3D forms like bowls/boxes or into a plaster mould if you have one. 2.  Using wire as a base structure and building it up with the paper and glue. All materials…

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