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Umbrella Studio contemporary arts

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482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
4772 7109 www.umbrella.org.au

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January 2019

New Found Voice

25 January - 24 February
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Stephen Bennett After discovering Umbrella Studio at the beginning of 2017, Stephen Bennett developed a love for printmaking and with the help of the studio access group has found a new way to express the unspoken.

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Body Emulsion Surface

25 January - 24 February
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Lucas Davidson An exhibition of video work that by Lucas Davidson challenging our idea of the human form.

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February 2019
$90

3D Mosaic Cut and Paste Construction Workshop for Beginners

24 February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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In this workshop learn from artist Cassandra Roberts how to use fabric, tiles, found objects, jewellery and crockery (broken or whole) to create and decorate your own unique piece of artwork. Things to be covered: •    Composition of elements to gain the desired: shape, feeling and stability •    How to choose and use the right Fixative: glue, cement, glue/grout, wire •    How to snip specific details from crockery •    How to finish off your artwork: Grouting (colouring and application), estapol…

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March 2019
$75

Creative Kids: MC Escher – Impossible World

2 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Creative Kids is relaxed classes in our art gallery where children are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and have fun experimenting with a range of materials and techniques working with trained artist facilitator / teacher – Hannah Murray. In this workshop children will work collaboratively to create a large scale painted mural. Inspired by MC Escher's optical illusions the mural will defy all rules of perspective and reality. This program is for children aged 6 – 14 years…

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May 2019

NQCC Artist Postcard Fundraising Exhibition

17 May - 23 June
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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North Queensland Conservation Council’s invitational exhibition and fundraising auction of collectable miniature artworks by artists who care about the environment. All welcome to the artwork auction: Friday 21 June 2019

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July 2019

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

5 July - 11 August
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo, and the ongoing influence and impact he has had on Australian society and culture. This travelling exhibition brings together 26 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, 27 years after this historic achievement. Each artist has responded to an aspect of Mabo they were drawn to, whether it was his life, politics, activism or legacy. The artworks come together in surprising ways,…

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September 2019

Accretion: Mapping the Landscape

27 September - 3 November
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Jo Lankester An exhibition of contemporary Australian prints by Jo Lankester, employing a range of intaglio and relief techniques to create prints that are an intuitive response to personal experiences in the Australian Landscape. Impressed by the symbiotic relationships of organisms and how they form pleasing compositions made up of intriguing textures, line, and colour combinations. These elements of nature and experience inform her work.

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Queensland Glitterati

27 September - 3 November
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Lisa Ashcroft Landscapes document time and place. Ashcroft’s work often contain surface graffiti and scratches: a reminder of our need to be remembered and to leave behind a sign of our existence. The artist attempts to represent Queensland’s beauty and scale, and Far North Queensland’s luminosity - awe inspiring for a girl from gloomy Northern England.

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November 2019

Today is not tomorrow: PTSD Understories

8 November - 15 December
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Al Green - Wild Cherry

This group exhibition aims to raise community awareness about the ways that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects individuals, families and communities. It also reflects on the ways that artistic practice can foster mental health. The exhibit includes works from established and emerging North Queensland and Australian artists who draw on a range of artistic, professional and personal experiences relating to PTSD.

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Due to the severe weather that has affected Townsville recently, the office staff have temporarily relocated offsite. Please note the Gallery itself will remain closed until further notice. Please check our Facebook page for up to date information.