Annual Members’ Exhibition & Art Prize

The 2019 Members Exhibition has been rescheduled to the end of the year in its usual spot – the last exhibition of the year! New exhibition dates are: 8 November – 15 December 2019. 

One exhibition each year is for our members to participate and display their artwork. This year the exhibition theme ‘Belonging’ asks members to be inspired by concepts of place, community, boundaries, relationships or any other interpretations of the phrase “Belonging”. The exhibition also has an art prize up for grabs. Please make sure you read the conditions of entry below – particularly regarding size, date parameters etc.

You must be a member to participate, click here to join online

KEY DATES – these will be updated later in the year once finalised.

Entries Close
5pm Friday 18 October 2019
Delivery of Works Friday 1 November, Sunday 3 November,
or Monday 4 November
(during regular opening hours)
Exhibition Opening Launch 6pm Friday 8 November 2019
Exhibition Duration 8 November – 15 December 2019
Collection of artworks Between Monday 16 –
Friday 20 December 2019
(during regular opening hours)


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You need to include 40% for gallery commission

Conditions of Entry

All entrants must be financial members of Umbrella Studio for the duration of the exhibition.
No works are to be removed during the exhibition unless authorized by Umbrella Studio. Umbrella retains the sole right to remove any works from the exhibit.
A completed Entry Form must be submitted no later than 5pm Friday 18 October 2019 (prior to delivery of artwork) to be eligible for the exhibition.
If the completed artwork is not received by Umbrella Studio by 5pm Monday 4 November 2019, the entry may be terminated.
Upon delivery, all artworks must be accompanied by a label clearly identifying the piece.
All artworks must be delivered on Friday 1 November or Monday 4 November 2019 (between 9am-5pm either day) or on Sunday 3 November 2019 (between 9am – 1pm). Works must be delivered to Umbrella Studio at 408 Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810 (next to Mary Who? Bookshop). Special arrangements can be made if negotiated with Umbrella Studio staff – primarily Daniel, Gallery & Media Coordinator –
Size Restriction: Entries must be no larger than 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m in size.
Artwork Date Parameters: Entries must have been created in the last two years (2018 or 2019).
One entry per artist. It must be a singular artwork piece (ie. not a diptych, triptych or one work split over four canvases etc. It also includes must not be multiples in 3D forms)
All hanging entries must be ready for display with “D” rings securely attached, 5-8cm from top of work. Weight restrictions will apply for heavy hanging artworks – contact Umbrella Studio for more information.
Works may be done in any medium but the theme of ‘Belonging’ must be incorporated into the piece.
Entries must be the original and unaided work of the entrant.
Arrangement and expenses pertaining to the delivery and collection of entries are the responsibility of the entrant.
Umbrella Studio exercises all due care in exhibiting and handling entries. However, works shall at all times remain at the risk of the entrant. Umbrella Studio will not be responsible for loss or damage whatsoever to any work whilst in its custody. Each entrant is responsible for maintaining their own insurance cover if required.
Works will be on display at Umbrella Studio from Friday 8 November to Sunday 15 December 2019.
If Umbrella Studio sells the work on behalf of the Artist, they will receive a payment less 40% commission. Payment to the artist will be made within 30 days after the artwork collection date. The artist must provide a price for their artwork which takes into consideration Umbrella Studio commission, and GST if applicable.
The artist grants Umbrella Studio permission to use photos of their artwork for publicity.
All works must be collected from Umbrella Studio between Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December 2019 (between 9am-5pm). Due to storage constraints, if works are not collected by these dates, works may be disposed of at Umbrella’s discretion.