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Wednesday 28 September 2022
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

COVID-19 Response


From 1am AEST Thursday 14 April 2022, the requirement to check-in and to be fully vaccinated in a range of venues (including galleries) and events will end. The number of people able to attend will be unrestricted, regardless of the vaccination status of those attending.

While visitors have not been required to be vaccinated or to check-in for daily entry, this allowance will extend to Umbrella's events such as exhibition launches and venue hires. Masks will not be required but visitors are welcome to wear them. Full details can be found via QLD health here.

Visitors must also follow any staff & volunteer directives. 

In these challenging times, we want you to know that we are doing our part to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe, healthy and artistically engaged. Subscribe (at the bottom of this page) to Umbrella’s eNews or follow our social media for updates and opportunities.
– Have you become unemployed due to COVID-19? 
Apply for Arts Qld Individuals fundAusCo Individuals fund or Copyright Agency Grants

Umbrella’s Business Manager Alan Marlowe with volunteer Althea Harding as she checks in using the app on our iPad.

Image: Alison McDonald, Waiting for go (detail), 2020, Reused anodised aluminium etched, copper, sterling silver, titanium, stainless steel, brass and wood, 20 x 47 x 46cm, image courtesy the artist. This COVID-responsive artwork was created as part of the AHAIR project and exhibited in the 2020 Umbrella Members’ Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize.

COVID Safe Visits

Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

More COVID Information

Open Hours

Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.

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408 Flinders Street,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.