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Thursday 01 June 2023

Bespoke Events

Looking for a bespoke creative event for your special occasion? Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts can cater for your hens party, birthday party, Christmas party or other occasion with an art workshop or life-drawing session.  Life Drawing Hens Parties at Umbrella are a fun and respectful way to engage partygoers with art and craft activities while working with a helpful and artistically-trained instructor and male model (who is easy on the eyes!). Create memories and artworks to take home and keep – you might even discover that one of your party or ladies is an artist with hidden talent! We consistently receive great feedback from our parties, as we love to share our enthusiasm with others! Book early to ensure availability of the gallery, model, and instructor.

Umbrella is conveniently located within walking distance to most hotels and businesses in the Townsville CBD and near the Townsville Bus Hub. Hens’ parties and life-drawing parties may be booked for evenings or weekend afternoons to guarantee privacy, while regular art workshops or classes may be booked in The Studio during the gallery’s regular opening hours (Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm), pending availability. Organisers and attendees must consider public access to the exhibitions on display (if during the gallery’s opening hours) and must ensure due care is taken around the artworks on display.

See also our Venue Hire page for other function options at Umbrella.

Umbrella’s Life Drawing package for 2 – 2.5hrs includes:
– A creative environment with artworks on display (if the party / workshop is booked for an exhibition period)
– Trained life drawing facilitator to inspire and instruct
– Male life drawing model (nude or otherwise depending on the booking preference)
– All art materials: easels, easel boards, paper, charcoal and pens / pencils
– Access to limited kitchenette (including fridge for food and drinks)
– Access to chairs and fold-up tables if requested
– Completed drawings to take home

The booking organisers are responsible for:
 BYO food & beverages
– Cups, glasses – anything else required for eating & drinking
– Decorations
– Music (this includes speakers)

Other art workshops and classes can be negotiated in, with prices dependent on your wants and needs. Umbrella has a large membership base of artists to draw from to run art workshops that you are interested in. Contact us early to work with you on a package or to offer suggestions.

Hens' Party guests testing their drawing skills in a life-drawing session, 2022.

Life Drawing Booking Enquiry Form

We suggest coming in 15-30 minutes prior if you need to set up decorations, food or music.
Please enter an approximate number or enter "TBC" if unsure.
E.g. Hens Party, Birthday, Staff event, etc.
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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(07) 4772 7109

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.
Townsville City Council is a strategic partner of Umbrella's program.