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Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait @ Pine Rivers Art Gallery

July 13 - September 9

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.


Prints, Pottery & Impressions

August 25 - October 1

This exhibition displays artworks developed from the 2017 PressNorth Printmakers artist in residence program by Margaret Crawford. The artist undertook a three month residency in the Studio Downstairs at Umbrella Studio. Crawford's artwork has predominately been inspired by North Queensland environs. In this body of work she has used iconic images of landmarks, birds and flowers of Townsville. Her impressions have been produced using both print and pottery. The pottery has been designed and produced to complement the prints in…


Our Island Home

August 25 - October 1

Three Magnetic Island-based artists, Julie Stark, Mardi Saker & Michelle McGuinn, band together to exhibit in the Access space for their first joint exhibition, showing artworks in various media inspired by their island community and environment. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 25 August 2017


Saturation Point

August 25 - October 1

With an aim of involving the viewer in a visual discourse that invites new connections to sculptural experience and picture making, Bruce Reynold’s latest exhibition includes relief sculpture, relief prints and imagery painted directly onto the gallery wall. The imagery largely consists of decorative forms derived from studies of caves in Mogao, China, and the relief works of Rome, Italy. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 25 August 2017


Artist Floortalk: Bruce Reynolds

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bruce Reynolds will discuss his artworks in his exhibition, Saturation Point. Audience participation is welcome – ask questions and gain an insight into the concept and development of the exhibition.


Lamplighters Visual Art Development Course

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop is across two Saturdays: 10am - ­4pm Saturday 2 September 10am - ­4pm Saturday 16 September Dive Deeper into your Practice Build a Rich Body of Work Take part in insightful Group Critiques Focus on the foundations and Conceptual Development of your work This is a course for all artists and creative types. Over two days across two weeks learn about the blueprint to building a rich body of work around a topic or theme of your choice.…

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Paper Making Workshop

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is designed to teach the basics of paper making. From this workshop you will have the skills to continue to explore this technique in a direction to suit you. The workshop will cover: making pulp from used paper using white and coloured paper making single sheets of paper A5 – A4 size embossing and embedding inclusions into the paper sheets. All materials and tools included, however if you have some nice paper or leaves / flowers that you…


Wanton, Wild & Unimagined @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery

September 9 - December 3

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.


4th Sunday Folk Music

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keeping alive the almost forgotten gems of Australian folk music. Come and listen to the beautiful tunes of the 4th Sunday Folk Music group at Umbrella Studio. The 4th Sunday Folk Music group is a community based music group for professional, amateur, part-time and student musicians to get together, play and learn from each other in a social setting with the emphasis on but not restricted to Australian collected folk music. Most of the music is traditional music of Colonial…

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Margaret Crawford: Artist Talk & Open Studio

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local artist Margaret Crawford was the 2017 recipient of the PressNorth Printmakers three month Artist in Residence Program. The program aims to assist in the professional development of an artist in the medium of printmaking, providing studio space and equipment to produce new work for presentation in the Vault, while fostering new working relationships as a member of the Umbrella Studio Access Group. Margaret will discuss her exhibition, Prints, Pottery and Impressions, as well as showing her works created during…

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