22/06/2015Look out Cairns here comes Murris in Ink (MII)


This year Umbrella will be showing Townsville based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island printmakers in three venues in Cairns at the Art Fair (CIAF), the first time art market also located at the Cruise Ship Terminal and Canopy Arts on Grafton Street. Umbrella has represented MII at CIAF since 2009, selling their works on paper to individuals, and national collecting institutions including; National Gallery, State Library Queensland, National Gallery Victoria and Australian Maritime Museum. To maximise sales and promotions Umbrella will increase our efforts with Umbrella member artist exhibiting in Cairns from mid-July through August. Murris in Ink printmakers will launch a collection of stunning new monoprint drawings at the Umbrella booth at the Art Fair. The works on paper were produced during the Monsoon Publishing residency for six artists, who were individually mentored by master printermaker Ron McBurnie. Our friends at Canopy Arts Centre will host, Keriba Debe Nor…
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21/06/2015Aberystwyth Antics


    Hi Folks, it’s a drizzly day here in Aberystwyth, the art centre of Wales. I landed here three weeks ago, and have been in the studio for two. The locals, both in and out of the arts, are wonderful people, and I have been gathering lots of material to (hopefully) develop some art from. So far I have been to performances by the Aberopera group, I think there may be some of the pictures I took on their Facebook page. Also been on some walks with the Aberystwyth Ramblers (no, not a vocal group, but lovely people). Last weekend we visited a part of the Pembrokeshire coastline on a Ministry of Defence firing range (closed for the day), and saw some amazing scenery, a 13th c farm, and lots of munitions in various states. Two weeks time is an excursion to Snowdonia in the North. I went to the…
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12/06/2015Umbrella’s Search for a Trainee

If you’re looking for a career in the arts, enjoy working in a creative environment, and want to earn while you learn, then Umbrella Studio – a Townsville-based not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation – is calling for applications for the position of Business Administration Trainee. As part of the traineeship, you will be required to assist in the day-to-day operations of the organisation and complete a formal qualification; Certificate lV in Business Administration. The Cert lV course fees will be sponsored by CQ University. The Trainee should have an interest in contemporary visual arts, website development and desktop publishing. To apply for this 1 year Traineeship, you must have completed a minimum of Year 10 with passes in English and Maths. You will need to complete the online application & quiz before progressing to the full application and interview stages. See full timeline below. Call for Applicants 13 June 2015 Applications Close…
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