Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

5 July, 2019 - 11 August, 2019

Marion Gaemers, 2018, Octopus, Beach Ephemera & Milk Crate, Dimensions

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo – presented as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

Join us for the world premiere of this landmark exhibition by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. Please note the exhibition will be held in a temporary location at 398 Flinders Street (ex-Pop-Up Percivals).

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo, and the ongoing influence and impact he has had on Australian society and culture. Curated by Gail Mabo, Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams, this travelling exhibition brings together 25 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, 27 years after this historic achievement. Each artist has responded to an aspect of Mabo they were drawn to, whether it was his life, politics, activism or legacy. The artworks come together in surprising ways, with reverence, compassion, anger, sadness and respect, celebrating a man who was both a rebel and a dreamer.

See here for associated events. The exhibition will be on display from 1pm Friday 5 July until 11 August 2019.

Image: Arone Meeks, Mabo 25 & Big Wet Community (detail), 2018, mixed media, 61.2 x 183.2cm

The exhibition is sponsored by Townsville City Council.

Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, Wendy Brooks and Partners, the Australian Communities Foundation through the Beecher Family Charitable Fund, and Museums and Galleries Queensland.


5 July, 2019
11 August, 2019
Event Category:


Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
408 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
07 4772 7109