17/06/2014Umbrella in Singapore

  Gail Mabo’s exhibition made a big impression in Singapore and she became the first Indigenous North Queenslander to have a solo exhibition at a High Commission in Singapore on June 11. Mabo Kara Art featured 29 artworks, including works on canvas, paper and fabric. The 350 VIP guests included International Business owners, commercial art dealers, High Commissioners from various countries, investment consultants, the National Arts Council of Singapore and others with links to Australia. North Queensland and all of Australia can be proud of the significance of the “Unity” event, which was a celebration of Torres Strait Islander Culture. Umbrella Studio Director Vicki Salisbury worked for over a year in partnership with High Commission staff to ensure the professionalism of the exhibition. The positive response from the audience to Gail and her artwork highlights the power of art to connect, build relationships and establish strategic networks for arts business….
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16/06/2014North Wales visiting artist program

A visiting artist program is currently being set up in North Wales. It officially launches on the 1 July with the first visiting artist arriving on the 5th. Stiwdio Maelor are currently looking for more artists who are interested in the opportunity. If people want to find out more information they can go to the website: or email Veronica on

08/06/2014Umbrella Studio heads to CIAF 2014

The Cains Indigenous Art Fair is about to launch its 2014 program with a VIP Opening extravaganza on Thursday 24 July through to Sunday 27 July.  Umbrella has displayed work at all five festivals representing Umbrella member artists who have been supported to create new work by local printmakers, including Jo Lankester, Ron McBurnie and Jill O’Sullivan. CIAF is a massive city wide festival, attracting prestigious international collectors, leading museum and commercial galleries and thousands of visitors.  Artist’s whose works will be exhibited by Umbrella Studio include James Billy who produced two new linocuts printed by Ron McBurnie, Umbrella Board Vice President Tommy Pau printed with Jill O’Sullivan to create new linocut prints and Gail Mabo created a suite of new mono prints with Ron McBurnie at Monsoon Publishing. Tommy and Gail will attend CIAF to assist with sales and networking at our booth over a busy four days. Torres…
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03/06/2014Umbrella T-Shirt Design Competition