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Accretion: Mapping the Landscape

27 September - 3 November

Jo Lankester | Accretion: Mapping the Landscape 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. The artist is 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. Join us for the exhibition opening 6pm Friday…

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Queensland Glitterati

27 September - 3 November

Lisa Ashcroft | Queensland Glitterati Lisa Ashcroft’s stylised landscapes document time and place. The markmaking, scratches and surface graffiti inherent to the works further document the hand of the artist. In this way, the works serve as reminders of our need to be remembered and to leave behind signs of our existence. Ashcroft presents Queensland’s beauty and scale, and Far North Queensland’s luminosity - awe-inspiring visuals for a girl from gloomy Northern England. Join us for the exhibition opening 6pm Friday 27 September at Umbrella's…


Surrounded by the Reef

27 September - 3 November

Palm Island Artists | Surrounded by the Reef Umbrella Studio and Palm Island Aboriginal Council have partnered to present works by individual artists from Palm Island. This community-based project aims to extend the experience of these artists and viewers by exhibiting their works in a gallery context - many for the first time. Join us for the exhibition opening 6pm Friday 27 September at Umbrella's new home, 408 Flinders St, Townsville (next to Mary Who? Bookshop). Umbrella's exhibitions Surrounded by the…


Belonging: 2019 Umbrella Members Exhibition and Art Prize

8 November - 15 December

One exhibition each year is for our members to participate and display their artwork. This year the exhibition theme ‘Belonging’ asks members to be inspired by concepts of place, community, boundaries, relationships or any other interpretations of the phrase “Belonging”. The exhibition also has an art prize up for grabs.

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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.


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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