23/02/2016Food and Art – A Match Made in Heaven


Food and Art. It really is a match made in heaven. As part of our ongoing work to strengthen the region’s economy, we’re working with local food producers to expand local awareness of amazing produce. We’re also actively involved in organising the upcoming Food Innovation Forum, which will be held in Townsville on 2 and 3 March 2016. Townsville Food & Art Fusion (2 March) As part of the Forum, Sister City Partners and Umbrella are hosting Townsville Food & Art Fusion – an evening of local food matched with local beverages and much more. Matt Merrin from JAM and the good folk at A Touch of Salt have joined forces to create 6 tasty morsels, using local produce, for us to savour. The City is also hosting a large Japanese business delegation, who are inspecting regional agribusiness opportunities. Townsville Food & Art Fusion will be held at: 5:30-7:30pm, Wednesday…
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22/02/2016Artist Opp: Gaming Spot


Hi members, Below is some information about an opportunity for you to create some artwork for a new gaming business opening in Aitkenvale (near Tom’s Tavern) Call for Artists – new business opening seeking artists for murals Business Name: Gaming Spot Location: Shop 1A/186 Nathan Street, Aitkenvale 4814 We are looking for local artists to help us to bring life our new gaming business. Artwork Themes: – Modern to Retro Gaming Characters – Mythical Creatures and Landscapes – Cartoon – Anime Characters – Anything similar to the above We are on a shoe string budget so we would only be able to provide some money for material resources (paint etc) and would offer some free time at the gaming business as compensation to any artist. Gaming Spot is planning to open on 1 April 2016. Artworks would need to be completed before this date. Contact: Luke Peters | 0433…
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Call for artists: PAINT IT LIVE


Calling all painters, street artists, graphic artists, paste-up artists, designers, and mural artists – WE WANT YOU. Do you have a project that you have had bubbling away in your mind, but don’t have a space to do it? Have you been wanting to experiment outside of the studio? Are you looking at legal walls to work on? As a way of revitalising the Townsville CBD, and activating the carpark space at Umbrella, we want to invite you to participate in PAINT IT LIVE, a live art event which will coincide with our regular gallery programming. There are six wall panels that make up the carpark wall. Panels will be allocated to artists, who will produce an artwork prior to and during the evening of two gallery opening launch events. Artists participating need to be or become a member of Umbrella Studio and supply their own consumable materials. KEY DATES…
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19/02/2016Notice of 2015 AGM


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. 2015 Annual General Meeting 6:00pm Tuesday 05 April 2016 Umbrella Studio, 482 Flinders Street, Townsville Election of 2016 Management Committee All members are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the election of the 2016 Management Committee. A list of nominees and their statements will be available below and available from Umbrella Studio office from Tuesday 08 March 2016. If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. (Nomination Statements will be available using the…
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15/02/2016Call for Artists: MagnetiCon

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  Umbrella Studio and Junky Comics @ MagnetiCon Callout for comics, zines, stickers, prints, posters, apparel and small objects Umbrella will be hosting a booth at the MagnetiCon pop culture convention partnering with Brisbane’s Junky Comics. We are seeking local artist-made comics, zines, prints, toys and other pop-themed stuff to sell. Magneticon will be the first dedicated pop culture convention in Townsville, with shops, artists, cosplay, wrestling, special guests and more. Umbrella will take a 30% commission of any sales, with the remainder going straight to you, the artist. No other fees apply. We’ll man the booth and sell, all you need to do is supply us with your work, and a price list for your products (taking into account the 30% commission deducted from sale price). Key Dates: Expressions of Interest Due: 5pm Friday 20 May 2016 Delivery of works/products to Umbrella Studio: 5pm Friday 3 June 2016 MagnetiCon…
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02/02/2016Call for Applications: Fryer Library Fellowship, University of Queensland


Call for Applications: Fryer Library Fellowship, University of Queensland Deadline:  Monday 29 February The annual Fryer Library Fellowship (formerly the Fryer Library Award) aims to: Support research into Australian historical and literary studies utilising the collections of the University of Queensland’s Fryer Library. Promote The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library as a centre of scholarly activity. Integrate a digital component (e.g. online exhibition) that will expand access and encourage engagement with the Fryer collections used  in the research project. Applications are invited in the following areas: Australian literature Australian theatre Indigenous studies History of architecture Art and design Australian history and political culture Women’s studies Successful applicants receive $20,000 as well as full UQ Library access and copying services. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be based at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland for a negotiated period, with a maximum of six months. The appointment is…
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