The Grand Hotel Townsville Artist in Residence

Artists in residences & masterclasses

The Grand Hotel Townsville Artist in Residence (AIR) began in 2015. The purpose of the residencies is to bring artists to Townsville to work in the studio and facilitate masterclasses for Umbrella members and others. Our objectives are:

Umbrella Studio encourages you to use your time here to experiment, develop new ideas, and interact with other artists and the community. It should be a time of exploration for you, and we will help in whatever way we can to assist you. We invite artists nationally and internationally to apply for 2019. Each year we select one artist within Australia and the other from overseas.

Key information:

Each residency period is 7 full days (Friday – Friday) followed by the masterclass workshop delivered on Saturday and Sunday.

 Umbrella Studio contemporary arts will provide:

The Artist will provide:

Previous artists in residence have included:

Kathy Boyle, Printmaker – New Zealand
Janet Parker-Smith, Printmaker – Sydney

Ray Besserdin, Paper Sculpture artist – Melbourne
Jacqueline Aust, Printmaker – New Zealand

I Made Griyawan, Painter – Bali
Barbie Kjar, Printmaker – Tasmania

About out Studio

Our Studio space is fully equipped as a printmaking studio with 3 etching presses (2 small, one large), and a lithography press accompanied with the various necessary tools. However, we use the studio for plenty of other workshops and art making activities other than printmaking. We encourage all types of artists to apply for the residency, not just printmakers.


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