27/10/2014Wanderlust officially opens

  It has truly been a great week for Umbrella Studio and NQ artists, with the launch of the Wanderlust exhibition opening at the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane last Tuesday evening. The collaborative project between Umbrella Studio, PressNorth Printmakers, Flying Arts Alliance & the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts finally came to reality after one year of planning and organising. The exhibition Wanderlust by PressNorth Printmakers showcases the exemplary skills and talents of printmakers who are currently living and working in Townsville, North Queensland and beyond. The exhibition opened at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane on Tuesday 21 October 2014. Myself and Jo Lankester, President of PressNorth Printmakers went down to assist with install and attend open the exhibition, and it was a great experience to work with new people and meet the Flying Arts and Judith Wright Centre staff & volunteers. The exhibition looks…
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Original looped video from the first display at Umbrella Studio in 2013, and the second display at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane 2014.

15/10/2014Aberystwyth Arts Centre International Residencies Open

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is calling for expressions of interest for their amazing residency program. Four Umbrella Studio artists have experienced the beauty of Wales by participating in this three month residency opportunity. The following dates are available in 2015 are: December 2014-February 2015 March – May 2015 September – November 2015 Artists must submit their application to Vicki Salisbury – Director of Umbrella, these are forwarded on to the Co-ordinator International artist in residency and selection committee for consideration. This is truly an amazing opportunity to work in one of the most inspirational settings on the planet and I encourage you to apply. For more information and an application form please email director(@)

14/10/2014Start your art collection in Townsville

  It is time for Townsville locals to discover the incredible artworks being painted, printed, sculpted and created right under their noses! Townsville based artworks are being acquired by National Institutions (such as the National Gallery of Australia), and knowledgeable collectors around the world as well as individuals in Australia. The upcoming Umbrella Member’s exhibition (7 November – 14 December 2014) is an upcoming opportunity to connect with local talent by purchasing artwork that will enhance your home and office environment. Much of my commercial gallery background in the States was spent assisting professionals to acquire contemporary works for their offices, business and homes. Studies reveal that customers are put at ease, and staff is more productive when quality artwork is on display. Supporting our local creatives by collecting local art is good for Townsville and purchasing emerging and established artists work is a long term investment. Purchasing local art…
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