19/05/2016Advertise in the Umbrella eNews


So you’ve got something you want to share? The Umbrella eNews is the place to do it! We have a readership of over 2,000 people who receive our emails monthly. You can make your business stand out, let people know about a specific event or promote your artwork. What you get: An ad space within the Umbrella eNews (sized 265px (w) x 220px (h) – approximately, this varies from screen to screen) An article on the Umbrella Studio website with a larger version of your image/ad, and text. The eNews ad space linked to the online article which provides further detail in text. (ie: You won’t be overloading readers within the eNews) For an example of how this works in action, see how we advertise for our own workshops! Requirements: Provide article text that is up to 50 words in length. This should include a title and any other relevant…
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16/05/2016Australia Council for the arts funding result


Dear Umbrella members, As you have probably heard, the results for the Australia Council four year funding round have been announced, and Umbrella is not one of the recipients. This is a disappointment, however, we are fast to remind ourselves, and you, that we will survive this cut. We would like to thank all of you that have called and emailed (and texted) to check in after the news, and I would like to assure you that it will take more than this to knock us down. Sadly, there are many other organizations that may not be able to, and for this reason we should be angry, not at Australia Council, but the Australian Federal Government, who made these cuts in the first place. In a time that our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, largely thought of as an intelligent man sympathetic with the arts (he is married to Robert Hughes’…
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10/05/2016Call for Illustrator


We are looking for an illustrator/cartoonist to create an original work in a digital format. Specifically, the work will be of famous sports personalities and used multiple times across different media (wall mural, colour in books, etc) for the same brand. Interested artists should contact Lotsa on 4775 1981 or email a link of their folio to We encourage all illustrators to provide their details whether they are suitable for this project or not, as we often have requests for illustrators.