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The Partnershipping Project

17 May - 23 June

Working with a groundbreaking touring model, The Partnershipping Project features the work of twenty regionally-based artists responding to the question “does place still matter”? Touring from Burnie (TAS) to Townsville (QLD), Lismore (NSW) and Mt. Gambier (SA) and back, each iteration of the exhibition, installed in eight small boats, will offer different regional perspectives on pressing global problems. Queensland artists involved in the project are: Anne Lord, Brian Robinson, Gail Mabo, Obery Sambo, Rob Douma and Vanghoua Anthony Vue. Check…

Alien Landscape, 60 X 45cm, Ink & watercolour on Yupo paper by Annette Ire.and

Where to with Water?

17 May - 23 June

Townsville Watercolour Group Where to with Water presents a group of experimental works in which members of the Townsville Watercolour Group challenge and extend their usual practice and vision by exploring unfamiliar and unusual methods, techniques and subject matter.


NQCC Artist Postcard Fundraising Exhibition

17 May - 23 June

North Queensland Conservation Council’s invitational exhibition and fundraising auction of collectable miniature artworks by artists who care about the environment. All welcome to the artwork auction: Friday 21 June 2019

Richard - the named one! Annette Ireland 43by53 wc&acrylic on Yupo

Watercolour Workshop #1

26 May @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join members of the Townsville Watercolour Group to learn some professional watercolour technique. This session will include: Sally Grattidge: colour mixing and using salt in landscapes Gai Copeman:  watercolour wash techniques Please bring: 2B pencil 2 x containers for water that are at least 500ml capacity (yogurt tubs, jars etc) 2 x white saucers or flat-ish bowls for preparing washes Watercolour brushes if you have some Clean rags or paper towel A Uniball pen or similar All other workshop materials…

VAST_ Helen G Caldwell_watercolour on 640gsm Archers_440x770mm

Watercolour Workshop #2

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

Please note: The date for this workshop was incorrectly advertised on the Umbrella eNews as the 23 June. This date listed - Sunday 16 June is the correct date of the workshop. Join members of the Townsville Watercolour Group to learn some professional watercolour technique. This session will include: Annette Ireland, using Yupo paper for watercolour Helen Caldwell, starry skies with masking fluid a toothbrush and tilt-board wash Please bring: 2B pencil 2 x containers for water that are at…

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

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

5 July - 11 August

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. This travelling exhibition brings together 26 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,…

BernadetteBOSCACCI_Farewell detail 2015

Travelling by String

16 August - 22 September

Bernadette Boscacci The title of this exhibition relates to an elemental way of being and moving through the world. The environment of objects and images presented by Bernadette Boscacci reflects her artistic enquiries into her own creative journey and deep love of nature. The exhibition marks 20 years since Bernadette returned to live and work in Townsville, and 20 years since her first solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio.

Barbara Pierce, Doorway (detail) 2018, Acrylic paint with collage (archival paper-digital print-canvas-thread) and pencil on plaster 20cm x 20cm


16 August - 22 September

Barbara Pierce Shelter, landscape and social fabric are essentially linked and unique to prevailing circumstances. In this exhibition a familiar theme is revisited in work initiated in response to word of humanitarian crises where the seeking of shelter or sanctuary is paramount.


Accretion: Mapping the Landscape

27 September - 3 November

Jo Lankester An exhibition of contemporary Australian prints by Jo Lankester, employing a range of intaglio and relief techniques to create prints that are an intuitive response to personal experiences in the Australian Landscape. Impressed by the symbiotic relationships of organisms and how they form pleasing compositions made up of intriguing textures, line, and colour combinations. These elements of nature and experience inform her work.


Queensland Glitterati

27 September - 3 November

Lisa Ashcroft Landscapes document time and place. Ashcroft’s work often contain surface graffiti and scratches: a reminder of our need to be remembered and to leave behind a sign of our existence. The artist attempts to represent Queensland’s beauty and scale, and Far North Queensland’s luminosity - awe inspiring for a girl from gloomy Northern England.

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