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Umbrella Floortalks | Lynn Scott-Cumming & Martina Ah Sam
18 April @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Umbrella and two of our four exhibiting artists for floortalk discussions from 11am Sunday 18 April 2021. Lynn Scott-Cumming and Martina Ah-Sam will provide insights into their practises and works for their exhibitions – Moon Phase: Chasing Transcendence and KWATYE respectively.
Lynn Scott-Cumming is is a Townsville-based artist and printmaker. She holds a Master of Creative Arts (Painting and Writing) from James Cook University (JCU) and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (JCU). The artist has run numerous workshops and classes for Umbrella and local arts organisations, including printmaking, writing, painting and sculpture workshops. She has over forty years of experience in the arts (with over thirty years in Townsville), is a long-standing Umbrella volunteer, member of Umbrella’s Makerspace Access Group (UMAG) and has been a Makerspace Facilitator for over 5 years.
Martina Ah Sam is a First Nations artist now based in Townsville. Born in 1982, her father is a Kalkadoon man from the Cloncurry / Mount Isa region of north-west Queensland. Her mother is an Arrernte woman from the Eastern Arrernte tribe, from the Eastern Macdonald Ranges of the Northern Territory. Ah Sam has drawn inspiration from her artist mother Shirley Dawson, and has painted from a young age. She is passionate about passing on important cultural knowledge from her grandmother and mother to her own children. The artist has recently worked with Umbrella as a facilitator for the Young Indigenous Printmakers program, and with other arts and cultural organisations in Townsville, including Wearable Art Creatives.
Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives | Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. | Images: (top): examples of Lynn’s text-based monoprints; (bottom): Lynn Scott-Cumming.