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Creating Art in the Tropics

Future Exhibitions

  • Marion Gaemers, 2018, Octopus, Beach Ephemera & Milk Crate, Dimensions

    Legacy: Reflections on Mabo5 July - 11 August 2019

    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, with reverence, compassion, anger, sadness and respect, celebrating a man who was both a rebel and a dreamer.

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  • BernadetteBOSCACCI_Farewell detail 2015

    Travelling by String16 August - 22 September 2019

    Bernadette Boscacci The title of this exhibition relates to an elemental way of being and moving through the world. The environment of objects and images presented by Bernadette Boscacci reflects her artistic enquiries into her own creative journey and deep love of nature. The exhibition marks 20 years since Bernadette returned to live and work in Townsville, and 20 years since her first solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio.

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Upcoming Events

  • 26May

    Watercolour Workshop #19:30am - 12:30pm

    Join members of the Townsville Watercolour Group to learn some professional watercolour technique. This session will include: Sally Grattidge: colour mixing and using salt in landscapes Gai Copeman:  watercolour wash...

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  • 16June

    Watercolour Workshop #29:30am - 12:30pm

    Please note: The date for this workshop was incorrectly advertised on the Umbrella eNews as the 23 June. This date listed – Sunday 16 June is the correct date of...

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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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Latest News

  • 2015AGM-Web

    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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