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Wednesday 26 June 2024
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Auction Registration

Compact Prints 2024

Compact Prints is a celebration of contemporary and experimental print practices. The project enables artists to exchange one 12 x 12cm print from an edition, and to exhibit another in Umbrella's gallery. The participating artists also provide a third identical* print to be auctioned to the highest bidder, in support of Umbrella's fundraising, which in turn supports further work by artists. Umbrella will hold a live, in-person auction event at the gallery on final weekend of the exhibition. The Compact Prints exhibition will be on display 21 June - 21 July. 

Bidding registration open

Please register online in advance of the auction day, to help us streamline the event.
Online: now until Thursday 18 July via the form on this page. 
In person at Umbrella: 4:30-5pm Saturday 20 July.

Live auction Saturday 20 July

In person at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders St, Gurambilbarra (Townsville) 4810
4:30-5pm: Final registrations processed, bidder numbers distributed and bidders view the exhibition. 
5-7pm: Auction attendees and proxies
 can bid on their favourite prints, starting at a $20 minimum bid then in increments of $10 or higher. 
7-7:30pm: Winning bidders will need to pay for their prints with cash or by card.

Please note that prints from the Compact Prints Jnr exhibition will not be auctioned. Explore previous years' prints, exhibitions and more details here.
*Umbrella staff monitor the print editions to ensure that prints are as identical as practicably possible, given the diverse processes of printmaking included.

Register to bid

After registering, you will be provided with a Bidder Number (e.g. 001) and you must use that number to bid with at the auction. Please allow 2 business days for us to email you through a Bidder Number and register prior to Thursday 18 July. Late online registrants will notified of their Bidder Number upon arrival at the event.

Proxy details

If you can't attend the auction in person, you can nominate a proxy to bid on your behalf. In this instance, the proxy will need to pay for the print in person, and you will need to reimburse them privately. Please ensure that your proxy registers to bid separately if you wish to keep the payments for successful bids separate. Enter the full details of your proxy below.

Visitors engaging with Compact Prints 2022. 

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Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

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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 a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


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. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.