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Future Exhibitions

  • The Promise Nick Drake

    Nick Drake - overThink31 January - 15 March 2020

    Nick Drake explores diverse themes and reflections from his life, amalgamated under a desire to make sense of this fast-paced world. Drake’s works speak of escape – from a structured life, from dull routines, and into a world of creativity and imagination. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January 2020 for the launch of overThink and Emily Donaldson’s Pandanus in the Desert. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1 February. RSVP to the floortalk event here. Please note the exhibitions and both floortalks will be held in the gallery space at Umbrella Studio, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop). Both exhibitions are on display from 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 (for the opening) and run until 15 March 2020. Image: Nick Drake, The Promise, 2019, Oil on linen, 61 x 91cm. Umbrella Studio’s gallery and shop are CLOSED Monday 23 December 2019 – 6pm Friday 31 January 2020. Umbrella’s office...
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  • Castle-Hill-scrub

    Emily Donaldson - Pandanus in the Desert31 January - 15 March 2020

    Painting and sculpture converge in Emily Donaldson’s exhibition Pandanus in the Desert, responding to the artist’s experience within the diverse landscapes of Queensland. This series of artworks celebrates the impressions of the northern terrain and is dedicated to landscape and its varying forms. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January for the launch of Pandanus in the Desert and Nick Drake’s overThink. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1 February. RSVP to the floortalk event here. Emily Donaldson will also be running an Oil Painting Workshop in conjunction with her exhibition from 9:30m on Sunday 16 February. More details coming soon. Please note the exhibitions and both floortalks will be held in the gallery space at Umbrella Studio, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop). Both exhibitions are on display from 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 (for the opening) and run until 15 March 2020. Image: Emily Donaldson,...
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