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  • 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. Image: Nick Drake, The Promise, 2019, Oil on linen, 61 x 91cm. Umbrella Studio is CLOSED Monday 23 December 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020. overThink and other exhibitions on display from the opening launch 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 and runs until Sunday 15 March 2020.  Associated programs and events coming soon. New Umbrella trading hours from December 2019: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 1pm

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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. Image: Emily Donaldson, Castle Hill scrub, 2019, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm. Umbrella Studio is CLOSED Monday 23 December 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020.  overThink and other exhibitions on display from the opening launch 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 and runs until Sunday 15 March 2020.  Associated programs and events coming soon. New Umbrella trading hours from December 2019: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 1pm

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North Queensland artists are influenced by their tropical surroundings. Umbrella Studio promotes exceptional Queensland based artists including, Ron McBurnie, Jo Lankester, Hannah Murray, Gail Mabo, Aicey Zaro and others.

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    Notice of 2018 AGM

    Umbrella Studio Association Incorporated is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation, which began as a space for emerging Townsville artists, and whilst retaining this, has evolved to become an important centre…

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    Thank you Townsville City Council

      As we head into the weekend, we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Townsville City Council for helping us out with temporary office space at the 2020 building on…

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