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408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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June 2020

Neil Binnie – Urban Construct

27 June - 9 August
| 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. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. Urban Construct is an investigation into visualising space as lived experience within Townsville’s evolving urban landscape. Traversing the city as a pedestrian allows for a sensory and spatial experience. It encourages listening to the sounds of human activity,…

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Stephen Coutts – Pareidolia and the Subconscious

27 June - 9 August
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Dream House

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. Stephen Coutts’ exhibition explores the link between ‘pareidolia,’ a phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by seeing familiar forms where none exist, and the subconscious. The resultant works include drawings, prints and sculptures which invite subjective…

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Katya Venter – Insiders

27 June - 26 July
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Insiders

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. Insiders is a site-specific interactive video installation that reflects on the curious time of pandemic and sudden self-isolation at home, which, simultaneously became a place of safety and confinement. Katya Venter uses references to pop culture to map…

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Hidden Marks – Nigel Matejcic

27 June @ 9:00 am - 9 August @ 5:00 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. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. The hidden room in Umbrella’s new building is open, and Nigel Matejcic's live-streaming site-specific Creative Sparks project Hidden Marks can now be viewed in person at Umbrella. Please note there is limited accessibility for this exhibition, as there is only one…

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Always Was, Always Will Be – First Nations Artists Group Exhibition

27 June @ 9:00 am - 9 August @ 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. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. This exhibition features works by First Nations artists Arone Meeks, Susan Peters and Yunbii (John Phillips) exploring and celebrating Country. Exhibitions also on display 27 June - 9 August: Urban Construct (Neil Binnie) | Pareidolia & the Subconscious (Stephen Coutts) Creative…

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July 2020

Creative Kids | Planimals (Free Self-Guided Kids Activities)

2 July @ 9:00 am - 12 July @ 5:00 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. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. Local artist Karen Williams’ Creative Kids | Planimals project presents a fun and engaging activity aimed at children 3-11 years old. Umbrella is extending the project into the gallery space as free self-guided activities! In the short stop-motion video tutorial, Karen's creatures teach children how to use basic art materials to draw, cut, collage and create…

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Umbrella Floortalks | Neil Binnie & Stephen Coutts

19 July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
| 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. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates. Join Umbrella Studio at 10am on Sunday 19 July 2020 to hear from our latest exhibiting artists Neil Binnie and Stephen Coutts. The artists will provide insights into their practises and works for their respective exhibitions Urban Construct and Pareidolia & the Subconscious. Both exhibitions (and other projects) are on display from 27 June - 9…

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August 2020

Tony Lamont – Our Internal Shadows

14 August - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Exhibition dates for this period are currently tentative. Umbrella is responding to individual artists while the gallery remains closed to protect staff and visitors while COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions are in place. We look forward to your visit when we can reopen. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates as they arise. 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…

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Jenny Mulcahy – Liminal Space

14 August - 27 September
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Exhibition dates for this period are currently tentative. Umbrella is responding to individual artists while the gallery remains closed to protect staff and visitors while COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions are in place. We look forward to your visit when we can reopen. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates as they arise. Jenny Mulcahy’s Liminal Space explores that brink on which we teeter in a rapidly changing world. Image: Jenny Mulcahy, Trough series (detail), 2020, Steel and ceramic,…

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October 2020

Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths – Final Curtain

3 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Griffiths and Gaemers have been collaborating together for many years. Together again, they are continuing to work with ghost net, beach rope and plastic rubbish. Investigating how this dilemma is impacting our life and the environment, with manipulated suggestions toward future morphosis. Image: Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths, Estuarine still life, 2019, Abandoned shopping trolley, steel rod, wire, ghost net, beach rope. Photographer: Lynnette Griffiths .

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Group Exhibition – Compact Prints

3 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Jill O'Sullivan, Falling Leaves, 2018, Etching and spirit aquatint, 12 x 12cm

The Compact Prints international 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 globe. It is also a fundraising event for Umbrella Studio, as a not-for-profit organisation. We welcome you to this fun auction evening! Image: Jill O'Sullivan, Falling Leaves, 2018, Etching and spirit aquatint, 12 x 12cm.

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Karike Ashworth – Lamentation

13 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Dr Karike Ashworth is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Brisbane. Her creative practice consists of time-based media, performance, text, objects and installations. Guest curated by Kellie Williams, this exhibition is comprised of works from Ashworth’s practice over the past six years. Image: Karike Ashworth, Pillows (detail), 2013. 6 x objects at 15 x 68 x 40cm.

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Robyn Glade-Wright & Barbara Dover – Disquiet: Ecological Anxieties & Transformation

13 October - 15 November
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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This touring exhibition by James Cook University Associate Professor Robyn Glade-Wright & Dr Barbara Dover considers the millions of tonnes of plastic that are discarded into the environment every year, and the resultant feelings of anxiety, anguish and grief. These artists use found plastic marine debris to create works that amplify and raise questions about such ecological destruction and how to move forward as individuals and a nation. Image: Barbara Dover, Decoy, 2018, Found far north Queensland squid hooks, metal, glue,…

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Anne Bartholemeusz – Residency Exhibition

13 October @ 8:00 am - 15 November @ 5:00 pm
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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sugar-shaker

This body of work is the result of Ann Bartholemeusz’s residency with PressNorth Printmakers. Image: Ann Bartholomeusz, Sugar-shaker (detail), Digital print, 21 x 29cm.

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November 2020

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

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 Future’. The exhibition features a $1000 art prize generously sponsored by Bamford Medical Practice. Application details for 2020 will soon be updated and published here: https://umbrella.org.au/annual-members-exhibition/ Image: Belonging: 2019 Members’ Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize (room view).

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Gerald Soworka – Drawn to Pressure

20 November - 16 December
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Bhutan sketches CXXIX

This exhibition presents the results of Gerald Soworka’s residency with PressNorth Printmakers. The works were developed from Soworka’s sketches produced during his time in Bhutan and other exotic places. Image: Gerald Soworka, Bhutan sketches CXXIX (detail), 2018, Ink and watercolour, 21 x 30cm.

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Young Indigenous Printmakers

21 November - 21 December
| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |, 408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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Exhibition dates for this period are currently tentative. Umbrella is responding to individual artists while the gallery remains closed to protect staff and visitors while COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions are in place. We look forward to your visit when we can reopen. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates as they arise. Linocut prints created by local high school students during skills development workshops with established artists at their schools & in the Umbrella Studio makerspace.…

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