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10 AUG 2019 – 15 MAR 2020 
Visit the Children's Art Centre to explore fashion and adornment through creative hands-on and multimedia activities created by artists from Australia and the Pacific especially for children and families. Join in a paper folding activity by Grace Lillian Lee, design your own textile pattern in a multimedia interactive by Letila Mitchell, and create a wearable accessory inspired by the work of Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James.

Island Fashion on Tour – Free Kids’ Activities

19 September - 27 September

Join Umbrella for FREE hands-on art making activities over the first week of the September school holidays. The program invites children to explore fashion & adornment through interactive activities by artists from Australia and the Pacific including Grace Lillian Lee, Letila Mitchell, Maryann Talia Pau & Ranu James. Bookings are not required however children must be accompanied by an adult guardian and visitors must comply with our COVID-Safe Plan (including social distancing and completing contact-tracing slips). Read more here. These activities…


Etching Workshops with Jill O’Sullivan

19 September @ 9:00 am - 27 September @ 5:00 pm

Join Umbrella and master printmaker Jill O'Sullivan for two weekend intaglio courses designed to build and extend upon the participants' printmaking skills. Intaglio printing is produced from ink below the surface of the plate, when the design is etched, cut or scratched into the printing plate or surface. Jill will provide ongoing demonstrations and participants will be encouraged to experiment and develop their skill base. Participants will each produce small editions of their work. All workshops will be held in the downstairs Makerspace of Umbrella Studio Contemporary…


Sculptural Basketry Workshop with Marion Gaemers

24 October @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Umbrella and artist Marion Gaemers from 9:30am-12:30pm Saturday 24 October 2020 for a fun sculptural workshop. Participants will use beach-found rope and learn a traditional technique of stitching and coiled basketry to create a basket, piece of coral or other sculptural form. Participants of all skill levels will find value in this workshop by developing new skills and taking home a 3-dimensional form. Participants are required to wear covered footwear, and are encouraged to bring face masks and ideas for their sculptural…


Artist Book Classes for Beginners with Margaret Robertson

7 November @ 9:30 am - 21 November @ 12:30 pm

Join Umbrella and artist Margaret Robertson for a short, fun and experimental art-making course over three mornings - 9:30am-12:30pm on Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 November 2020. Participants of all skill levels will learn a variety of printmaking techniques and use these to make an individualised artist book. An artist book is generally defined "as a book made by an artist and intended as a work of art". Within this broad category, Margaret will teach basic relief techniques (e.g. linocut and transfer prints) and…

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