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Marker-resist Etching Workshops with Jill O’Sullivan

27 March @ 9:30 am - 28 March @ 12:30 pm

| See below for prices
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Join Umbrella and master printmaker Jill O’Sullivan for two experimental etching workshops. Participants of all skill levels will be introduced to a new printmaking technique combining traditional etching with the illustrative benefits of permanent markers.

Participants will need to attend both workshop sessions to draw, etch, proof, print and experiment with backgrounds. Jill will provide ongoing demonstrations and participants will be encouraged to experiment and develop their skill base. Participants will each produce small editions of their work. Participants are required to wear covered footwear, and are encouraged to bring their own sketch book, image ideas, and COVID-safe masks. All other materials (including copper plates and paper) and morning tea will be provided. Additional copper plates will also be available for purchase for $12 each.

The workshops will be held in the downstairs Makerspace of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths).

9:30am-12:30pm (3hrs) Saturday 27 March, and
9:30am-12:30pm (3hrs) Sunday 28 March 2021
Tickets (6 hours total) $190 each for Umbrella members | $210 each non-members | Limited to 10 spaces
For Umbrella members, log in to your account to receive your workshop discount | Bookings close 5pm Friday 26 March 2020

Jill&Lynn-Scott-Cumming_AHotS_low-resJill O’Sullivan has been an active artist since the late 1980s, and has completed a PhD Creative Arts, Master of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Grad. Certificate of Tertiary Teaching. She has undertaken artist residencies in Wales, China and numerous Australian arts organisations and schools. The artist was a founding member of the Umbrella Studio Access Group (now Umbrella Makerspace Access Group) and despite relocating to Brisbane is still an active member when in Townsville. Jill has also lectured and tutored printmaking, fine art practice, drawing, project and concept development, painting, conservation and framing. Since 2014 she has been a committee member for the Print Council of Australia.

See also our Umbrella Open Day 21 March and other workshops.

Left: Lynn Scott-Cumming, At Home on the Sea, 2020, Marker-resist open-bite intaglio print, 10 x 15cm; and Jill O’Sullivan wiping off excess ink at a workshop for Umbrella’s PUNQ ’19 festival, photograph courtesy Mia Peronis. | Image top: Jill O’Sullivan, The Guardian, 2020, Marker-resist open-bite intaglio print on Dutch Aquatint paper, 14.5 x 13cm (print), 25.5 x 24cm (paper).

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.


27 March @ 9:30 am
28 March @ 12:30 pm
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| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |
408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia