15/09/2015Sydney Contemporary wrap-up

We return to Townsville after our first foray into a major art fair successful. We were very proud to represent our North Queensland printmakers and I have to say: they punch well above their weight with original works as beautiful as any at the fair. Not only did we manage to sell some of the works, but we also got to meet with our partners like Arts Queensland and Australia Council, NAVA and Imprint Magazine, and other exhibitors. We learned how other galleries innovate to create a captivating display, and how different the art market is in Sydney as compared to Townsville. Roger Butler (NGA) paid our stand a visit and we showed him the recent works on paper from Jo Lankester, Rhonda Stevens, Laura Castell and the Murris in Ink. I managed to escape early one afternoon and visit “The other art fair” at Central Park. This was a…
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13/09/2015Matched funding from the Arts Leverage Fund

Exciting news: Umbrella Studio has been pre-approved to receive matched funding from the Arts Leverage Fund. This innovative grant requires Umbrella to find more private income from cash donations, cash sponsorship, and fundrasing. Amounts over our baseline will be matched by Arts Queensland, up to $40,000. Help us to double your gift! You can donate online now at or if you’d like to speak to the Director about sponsorship or making a gift, contact