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Wanton, Wild & Unimagined @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

9 September - 3 December

Wanton, Wild & Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection by Alison McDonald. This is a travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.


Of structure and freedom

6 October - 12 November

An exhibition by Christian Flynn and Arryn Snowball. Between structure and disorder there is life, ordered and unpredictable. The state of the universe shifts from one form to another in a perpetual dissolution and coalescence of new structures. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 6 October 2017


Young Indigenous Printmakers

6 October - 12 November

Linocut prints created by local high school students from Shalom Christian College during skills development workshops in the studio downstairs at Umbrella. A collaborative outreach project with Gallery Services Townsville. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 6 October 2017


Shower Scenes

6 October @ 8:00 am - 12 November @ 5:00 pm

Glen O’Malley’s Shower Scenes brings together multiple strands of Queensland’s most idiosyncratic photographer’s practice. References to cinema, Japanese pop and a playful eroticism converge in frozen moments, crystallised on metallic photo plates. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 6 October 2017

Surface Technique _2

Exploring Surface Techniques on Polymer Clay

29 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this class, participants will explore the techniques of silk screen and transfer paper with polymer clay. You will create various polymer clay surfaces using chalks, alcohol ink, acrylic, golden leaves and more. You will also learn how to utilise these surfaces for creating beads and a pendant or brooch. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate levels wanting to learn more about the characteristics of polymer clay. You will learn about preparing, working with and finishing your clay,…


Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait @ Childers Art Space

31 October - 10 December

Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait is a body of linocut print artworks by Tommy Pau based on the constellations and the science of astronomy used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders. This exhibition is touring Queensland during 2017 and 2018.


Artist Talk and Open Studio: Jacqueline Aust

3 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jacqueline Aust will give an artist talk about her printmaking practice as well as show the work she has been developing during her residency over the last week, as part of The Grand Hotel Townsville Artist in Residence. She will be using our studio space to continue developing a series loosely themed on 'navigating' which has come about as the result of three previous artist residencies in Spain, Australia (The Art Vault, Mildura) and Rakiura-Stewart Island, New Zealand, between 2015 and…

Artist In Residence

Printmaking Collaboration Workshop

4 November @ 10:00 am - 5 November @ 4:00 pm

10am - 4pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017 Jacqueline Aust is a New Zealand printmaker located near Auckland. She holds a a Master of Arts (Distinction) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand which provides the theoretical architecture for her printmaking and sculpture. Her research explores the relationship between autographic mark making, a response to place, and the mechanics of making multiple images. Visit her website to view her artworks: As part of The Grand Hotel Townsville…


A Christmas Pop Up North Queensland Shop

5 November - 17 December

Pop Up North Queensland is back! A pop-up Christmas shop at 261 Flinders Street (next to Perc Tucker Art Gallery) will feature art and handmade gifts by Townsville artists. Support North Queensland's economy by buying local this festive season. Shop opening times: 10am - 5pm Mon-Fri & 9am - 1pm Sat-Sun


Drive: Umbrella Annual Members’ Exhibition & Art Prize 2017

17 November - 17 December

The final exhibition of each year is for our Members to participate and display their work. This year’s theme, ‘Drive’ asks members to be inspired by concepts of movement, direction, focus, determination, travel, instinct and any other interpretations of the word “drive”. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 17 November 2017

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