19/02/2014SYNTHESIS opening night video Check out this fantastic video of the SYNTHESIS opening night! Thanks to Ryan Lower – La Luna Youth Arts who filmed and edited it. Feel inspired to get creative? Take part in the part two of the workshop series: 10am – 1pm Sunday 23 February 2014 $15 each Raul Posse – Creative Photography and innovations in presenting images Ally Lankester – Action research and art exhibitions. Ideas and Strategies You can register online here or call our office 4772 7109      

Film Fundraiser: The Monuments Men

Wednesday 19 March 2014 Arrive at 6:30pm for 6:45pm – 7:15pm start Warrina Cineplex, 164 Dalrymple Rd, Currajong Help Umbrella Studio continue to provide great visual art programs in Townsville. Funds will support the delivery of our core program of workshops, residencies, events, exhibitions and projects that connect with artists, students, young people and community groups, building on our work over the past 28 years. The Monuments Men – An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett.    Based on the non-fiction book by Robert M. Edsel, the film follows an allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II. Buy your tickets online now!…
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$80,000 Public Art Commission – Southern Gateway

Albury City Council have an exciting opportunity for artists/designers to create a significant gateway sculpture as part of our 2010-2020 Urban and Public Art Strategy.  The location for the work is the East Street entrance into Albury from the Hume Freeway. The site has excellent exposure to the Melbourne-Sydney rail line, the Hume Freeway, and local traffic. Albury City envisage the work becoming a key beacon for the city and is the first of a series of gateway sculptures. Council is seeking interest from suitably qualified and experienced artist/designers with a proven record in undertaking large scale public art projects. Submissions close 1st April 2014 For a copy of the EoI visit: and select “Public Art Commission – Southern Gateway” to download a copy. For more information please contact the Urban and Public Art Officer: Tom Arnold – Urban and Public Art Officer 02 60238737 / 0427 191…
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17/02/2014Aber Update: Jill O’Sullivan

Can’t believe how fast time is going. I’m getting quite fit climbing up the hill to the studios each morning, some very steep rises and I’m convinced that Aberystwyth is made up of steep hills and hundreds of steps. (Actually this seems to apply to most of Wales  from my experience). I am working across engraving to produce quite a number of prints (plus making drawings, paintings and collages as well). Has been great just working away on different mediums. Images are being developed from my travels and the regions around here. Most are precursors for larger works, i.e. lithos, etchings and relief, though engravings are going to play a more noticeable part of my future printmaking.  I have caught up with the Paul Croft, the author of Plate Lithography and Stone Lithography and also Aberystwyth printmakers at last. They have a very small space, packed with a litho press,…
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13/02/2014Call for Young Artists: FREE Print Out Paste Up Workshops

CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS to participate in a five week “Print Out & Paste Up” workshop with local, professional artists! Mix traditional art techniques with street art styles to complete a large, public mural and exhibit your work during Townsville’s National Youth Week! This is a joint project between YWAM & Umbrella Studio: Where: Umbrella Studio, 482 Flinders Street When: 2:30pm – 5:00pm for five Saturday’s beginning on 8 March 2014 Who: Free for Young Artists aged 12 – 17yrs Places are limited to only 25 participants. contact Fiona Saxby before 21 February 2014 Phone: 07 4771 2123 // 0411 486 631 // Download the Print Out Paste Up Poster to share with your family, friends and networks

12/02/2014Notice of 2013 AGM

Umbrella Studio Association Inc. NOTICE OF MEETING 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 for contemporary art in North Queensland. Umbrella Studio recognises the need to build on its past achievements, and to continue to provide support for contemporary artists through its annual program of exhibitions and associated activities.   2014 Board Member Nomination Statements 2013 Annual General Meeting Tuesday 18 March 2014 6:00pm Umbrella Studio, 482 Flinders Street, Townsville Election of 2014 Management Committee All members are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the election of the 2014 Management Committee. A list of nominees and their statements are now available above and available from Umbrella Studio office from Tuesday 4th March 2014. If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, you can…
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