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408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
0747727109 www.umbrella.org.au

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August 2020
Free

Jenny Mulcahy – Liminal Space

14 August - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella's updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Our world is in the midst of a mass extinction of life with scientists estimating we lose 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal…

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Sonia Ward – Semiotics of the Bathroom

14 August - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella's updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Sonia Ward's video work Semiotics of the Bathroom subverts and contemporises Martha Rosler's seminal Semiotics of the Kitchen with an iPhone selfie-style performance. The work is influenced by…

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Susan Peters – Ngumban

14 August - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella's updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Susan Nampitjin Peters' latest body of work features experimental works engaging with the materiality of hessian, plant matter, ochres and her lore and culture. The title Ngumban is…

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Tony Lamont – Our Internal Shadows

14 August @ 9:00 am - 27 September @ 1:00 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Chest 163 Turtle rock again

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella's updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Tony Lamont’s highly saturated digital prints recontextualise elements from black and white chest X-rays. The digital image processes are cathartic to the artist, relieving stressful…

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September 2020

Island Fashion on Tour – Free Kids’ Activities

19 September - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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ISLAND FASHION
10 AUG 2019 – 15 MAR 2020 
GOMA | CHILDRENS ART CENTRE | FREE
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.

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…

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$180 - $340

Etching Workshops with Jill O’Sullivan

19 September @ 9:00 am - 27 September @ 5:00 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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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…

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October 2020
Free

Lynnette Griffiths & Marion Gaemers – Final Curtain

2 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Griffiths and Gaemers have been collaborating together for many years. They are continuing to work with ghost net, beach rope and plastic rubbish, investigating how this waste is impacting our life and the environment, with manipulated suggestions toward future morphosis. Artist Floortalks 10:30am Saturday 3 October 2020. See more here. Sculptural…

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10th Compact Prints International Print Exhibition and Exchange

2 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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5 Hilary Warren Kelp, 2020Polymer photogravure, 12 x 12cm Kelp is found washed up on beaches following severe storms, allowing us to examine the intricate architecture of these giant algae.  This intaglio print is translated from a photograph taken by me at Broulee beach on the South Coast of NSW and uses the etching technique of polymer photogravure.

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. The Compact Prints International Print Exhibition and Exchange has been Umbrella Studio’s signature biennial exhibition since 2002. It has evolved into a significant benchmark of international engagement for printmakers across the…

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Print Commission 2020

2 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Umbrella is delighted to host The Print Council of Australia's Print Commission 2020, a significant print exhibition alongside our own Compact Prints exhibition. The exhibition features six new works by contemporary artists (chosen…

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Jack Macale – Ngaraarrdgyie Mohyi Biridu Nigyie Bunuba Grama

2 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Jack Macale (Loodgengardinge or Loodgebuddunge) is a Japilyi (mother’s side) and Japanungka (father’s side) man from the Biridu Community / Prairie Hill, Fitzroy Crossing. His latest exhibition Ngaraarrdgyie Mohyi Biridu Nigyie Bunuba Grama (My home Biridu Community…

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Gerald Soworka – Chasing Shangri-la

2 October @ 9:00 am - 15 November @ 1:00 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. This exhibition presents the results of Gerald Soworka’s three-month residency in Umbrella's Makerspace. The residency program is a partnership between Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and PressNorth Printmakers. Soworka's…

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Umbrella Floortalks | Lynnette Griffiths & Marion Gaemers

3 October @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella’s updated opening hours from Sunday 9 August 2020:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. Join Umbrella Studio at 10:30am on Saturday 3 October 2020 to hear from our latest exhibiting artists Lynnette Griffiths & Marion Gaemers. The artists will provide insights…

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$80

Sculptural Basketry Workshop with Marion Gaemers

24 October @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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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…

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November 2020
$200

Artist Book Classes for Beginners with Margaret Robertson

7 November @ 9:30 am - 21 November @ 12:30 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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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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Young Indigenous Printmakers

20 November - 16 December
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. This exhibition features linocut prints created by local high school students during skills development workshops with established artists at their schools & in the Umbrella Studio Makerspace. Read more about the…

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The Future: Umbrella Members’ Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize

20 November - 16 December
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Belonging 2019

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery  open hours and Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. This exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of Umbrella Studio artists annually. Featuring works by Umbrella’s 300+ members, this year’s exhibition presents works responding to interpretations of the timely theme ‘The…

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