29/06/2013Artgaze Review of Florae

Artgaze has written a review about our current exhibition Florae by Bernadette Boscacci and Naomi Smith. To read the review – head over to the Artgaze Magazine website

26/06/2013Vicki Salisbury nominated as a Culture Champion

Congratulations to Vicki Salisbury – Director Umbrella Studio, Gail Mabo – Artist and Jenny Lane -Townsville City Councillor Culture Champions is a Queensland Government initiative celebrating Queensland’s arts and culture champions in our communities: good people doing great work in the arts and cultural sector that can be an inspiration for others. On Thursday 27 June, three locals received acknowledgment as Cultural Champions from Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. Mr Walker explained that, “Arts Queensland wants to shine a light on these and other dynamic Queenslanders so they can be an inspiration to others. It’s about giving kudos to our leading and emerging talent, and to our arts sector’s passionate supporters. It’s also about unearthing people who do amazing work in their communities but get little recognition, and engaging in ideas and discussions that celebrate arts for all Queenslanders”.

25/06/2013Light on the Fringe Project Update

At the first Light on the Fringe workshop, we were shown examples of some great projection festivals all around the world – particularly VIVID SYDNEY. Robert Crispe introduced us to some software packages that can be used for interactive artwork and projection mapping. We were told how many projectors we would have to work with (from MAAP Media Bank), and got to check out the carpark and wall space for the projections. We decided to use three projectors for the wall, one projector to be used on something else using Mad Mapper, one projector for some kind of game, and one for an interactive work. At the second workshop we got to know participants a little better and showed each other our work. Robert then presented us with a tutorial in the AfterEffects software where we created video art using different filters and effects using our existing work or footage….
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19/06/2013UMBRELLA TALK – A Global Art Perspective: Contemporary art as a cultural and economic barometer

Professor Stephen Naylor has traveled around the world attending the planet’s most prestigious contemporary art festivals and Biennials. This presentation places contemporary art in the spotlight using some recent theory plus anecdotes and observations. A case study of Australia’s representation in the Venice Biennale, 1954 through to the present day, will provide a context to demonstrate the benefits of contemporary art as potential barometer for economic, political and cultural ‘outwardness’ in national and international affairs.

17/06/2013Compact Prints arrives in Singapore

Compact Prints 2012 International Tour has continued to its next location, JCU Singapore. Vicki Salisbury, Director of Umbrella Studio traveled to help install and open the exhibition on Thursday 20 June. Click here to read Vicki Salisbury’s Blog

12/06/2013WEBINAR: Connecting with Commercial Galleries

John Stafford interviews gallerist Jan Manton – When:    Monday 24 June Where:   At your computer Time:      7 pm – 8.30 pm Cost:        Free – limited places available Register for the next Online Webinar Now: Register with Flying Arts. Limited places left.

06/06/2013Support Umbrella Studio – Donate Today

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Arts Queensland are coming to Umbrella!

New Arts and Culture Investment Framework information sessions Arts Queensland will be holding information sessions on the new Arts and Culture Investment Framework. 10am – 11am Thursday 13 June 2013 at Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders Street Townsville As capacity is limited, RSVP is essential to For the Townsville session, Linda Dreghorn, Grant Support Officer is also available to have one-on-one meetings following the information session. If you’d like to book a one-on-one session please contact Linda by email or on 3034 4077. More:

04/06/2013Artist Talk – Sandi Hook

Sandi Hook talks about her art practice and techniques as part of her exhibition “Energies and Crossings: Connecting to Place” at Umbrella Studio, 2 June 2013