Umbrella Studio is a not for profit members based contemporary visual arts organisation located in Townsville North Queensland; one of the few located outside of a capital city. We offer a program of exhibitions, multi-media, performance art, workshops, artist talks and associated events. Umbrella Studio also provides industry advocacy policies and planning as well as assisting state and federal agencies to engage directly with contemporary visual artists.

Our growing membership is made up of artists, arts organisations, businesses, curators, writers, and a diverse range of arts lovers from our region, around Australia and overseas.


By becoming a member of Umbrella Studio, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Be a part of a leading community based contemporary arts organisation
  • Invitations to all exhibition openings, workshops, artist talks and events
  • Discounts for some workshops and events
  • Issues of our yearly Newsletter and monthly Umbrella Updates
  • Eligibility to exhibit at Umbrella Studio
  • Participate in our Annual Members’ show
  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting
  • Potential membership of Umbrella’s Management Board
  • Access to professional support services including auspice grants
  • Reasonable rates for hiring the printing press, kiln and potters wheel
  • 50c off any coffee at the Bambini VERDE location (Flinders St)
  • 10% discount at Nova Comics (Warrina Shopping Centre)

Annual membership fees (inclusive of GST), for various categories, are:

Individual – $50/year
Student / Concession – $40/year



From: $40.00 inc. GST for 1 year

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