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Sculpture Drawing Workshop with Tony Fitzsimmons

30 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join local artist and Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) artist-in-residence Tony Fitzsimmons for a fun afternoon drawing session. This workshop allows participants to draw one of the MOUA life-sized cast sculptures, currently on display at James Cook University. Its twin is now in situ at John Brewer Reef. The artist will offer his observations about the production and installation of the sculptures and underwater greenhouse created by international leading underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Furthermore, Fitzsimmons will provide guidance on different sketching methods, drawing…

The Promise Nick Drake

Nick Drake – overThink

31 January - 15 March

Nick Drake explores diverse themes and reflections from his life, amalgamated under a desire to make sense of this fast-paced world. Drake’s works speak of escape – from a structured life, from dull routines, and into a world of creativity and imagination. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January 2020 for the launch of overThink and Emily Donaldson's Pandanus in the Desert. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1 February. RSVP to the floortalk event here.…


Emily Donaldson – Pandanus in the Desert

31 January - 15 March

Painting and sculpture converge in Emily Donaldson’s exhibition Pandanus in the Desert, responding to the artist's experience within the diverse landscapes of Queensland. This series of artworks celebrates the impressions of the northern terrain and is dedicated to landscape and its varying forms. Join Umbrella Studio at 6pm on Friday 31 January for the launch of Pandanus in the Desert and Nick Drake's overThink. RSVP to the opening event here. Hear more from the exhibiting artists at a Floortalk at 11am on Saturday 1…


Umbrella Floortalks | Nick Drake & Emily Donaldson

1 February @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Umbrella Studio at 11:00am on Saturday 1 February to hear from exhibiting artists Nick Drake and Emily Donaldson. The artists will provide insights into their works and exhibitions (overThink and Pandanus in the Desert respectively). Please note the exhibitions and both floortalks will be held in the gallery space at Umbrella Studio, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop). Both exhibitions are on display from 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 (for the opening) and run until 15 March 2020. For more details…


Oil Painting Workshop with Emily Donaldson

16 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Umbrella and Emily Donaldson for a 3hr landscape oil painting workshop from 9:30am-12:30pm on Sunday 16 February. Participants of all skill levels can enjoy painting impasto landscapes and learn new techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. Please bring reference photographs (either printed or on a digital device) and your own materials if you have a preference. All other materials will be provided. Tickets $80 each members | $100 each non-members | Limited to 10 spaces | Bookings close 12 noon Friday 14 February 2020. For Umbrella…


Taste of Art 2020

4 August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You are invited to join Umbrella Studio in the Townsville CBD for a culinary art adventure from 6pm on Tuesday 4 August 2020. Taste of Art will comprise a 3 course alfresco progressive dinner (by the creative team at A Touch of Salt), entertainment and a guided night-time street art tour. This event has been curated for lovers of art and fine food, and those looking for an insight into Townsville’s creative scene. Limited spaces | $175 per ticket | Tickets and…

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