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Friday 17 September 2021
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Artisan Paper Workshop

10am-12:30pm Sun 12 September

Artisan Paper Workshop

$60-$80 | Jill O'Sullivan & Karen Landt-Isley
Artisan Paper Workshop

Join Umbrella and artists Jill O'Sullivan and Karen Landt-Isley to experiment and create a fun and colourful range of papers. The artists will guide participants through traditional and contemporary mark-making processes to enhance and elevate ordinary paper into artisan paper. Participants will work through a range of styles, colours and methods using non-toxic, everyday materials to achieve a series. These papers can then be used for artworks, end papers and artist book paper and cards.

Participants can leave their papers to dry after the workshop to collect from Umbrella Tuesday 14 September and onwards. The processes taught can also be replicated at home to make wrapping paper or papers for larger projects. Beginners and intermediate artists looking to extend their skills and have fun are encouraged to attend. All materials will be provided however participants should wear closed-in shoes and comfortable clothing.

Limited to 12 spaces | Bookings close 4pm Friday 11 September 2021

If you are not already an Umbrella Member and want the workshop discount, sign up hereThis workshop will take place in Umbrella’s downstairs Makerspace at 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives.

Dr. Jill O’Sullivan has been an active artist since the late 1980s, and has completed a PhD Creative Arts, Master of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Grad. Certificate of Tertiary Teaching. She has undertaken artist residencies in Wales, China and numerous Australian arts organisations and schools. The artist was a founding member of the Umbrella Studio Access Group (now Umbrella Makerspace Access Group) and despite relocating to Brisbane is still an active member when in Townsville. Jill has also lectured and tutored printmaking, fine art practice, drawing, project and concept development, painting, conservation and framing. Since 2014 she has been a committee member for the Print Council of Australia.

Dr. Karen Landt-Isley is an artist who works across photography, printmaking and artist books. She has worked in medical photography and lectured in Melbourne’s RMIT program as well as at James Cook University. The artist is based on Magnetic Island and is inspired by the landscape and experience of the place. She holds an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Media, JCU, a PhD of Creative Arts, JCU, a Master of Arts in Photography, RMIT, VIC amongst others.

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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 acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.