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Belonging: 2019 Umbrella Members Exhibition and Art Prize

8 November - 15 December

One exhibition each year highlights the talent and creativity of Umbrella Studio members. Featuring works by over 80 artists, this year’s exhibition presents works responding to various interpretations of the theme Belonging. Members have considered community, place, boundaries & relationships. The exhibition features a $1000 art prize generously sponsored by Bamford Medical Practice. Christmas workshops and events coming soon. Follow Umbrella Studio on social media or follow our eNews for updates. RSVP to the exhibition opening here.

Al Green - Wild Cherry

Today is not tomorrow: PTSD Understories

8 November - 15 December

This group exhibition aims to raise community awareness about the ways that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects individuals, families and communities. It also reflects on the ways that artistic practice can foster mental health. The exhibit includes works from established and emerging North Queensland and Australian artists who draw on a range of artistic, professional and personal experiences relating to PTSD. Today is not tomorrow: PTSD Understories has been curated by Dr Robin Rodd, College of Arts, Society & Education,…

The Promise Nick Drake

Nick Drake – overThink

31 January, 2020 - 15 March, 2020

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. Image: Nick Drake, The Promise, 2019, Oil on linen, 61 x 91cm. Umbrella Studio is CLOSED Monday 23 December 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020. overThink and other exhibitions on display from the opening launch 6pm Friday 31 January 2020 and…


Emily Donaldson – Pandanus in the Desert

31 January, 2020 - 15 March, 2020

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. Image: Emily Donaldson, Castle Hill scrub, 2019, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm. Umbrella Studio is CLOSED Monday 23 December 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020.  overThink and other exhibitions on display from the opening launch 6pm Friday 31 January…


Young Indigenous Printmakers

20 March, 2020 - 26 April, 2020

DATES TBC A series of linocut prints created by Thuringowa State High School students during a skills development workshop in the makerspace at Umbrella Studio. Galleries, Townsville City Council, in collaboration with Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, initiates and funds the Young Indigenous Printmakers. The Program seeks to foster and promote artistic development and engage local Indigenous high school students to work with printmaking artists to produce a series of prints for exhibition at either Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Pinnacles Gallery…

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