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Monday 15 July 2024

Butterfly Boom

15 October 2021 - 21 November 2021

Butterfly Boom

Erin Ricardo

Erin Ricardo, Swallowtale, 2021, Collagraph, pencil and ink on paper, 26 x 26cm.

Each year an artist who works across printmaking undertakes a PressNorth Residency over three months in Umbrella's Makerspace. It is presented in partnership between Umbrella and PressNorth Printmakers. This exhibition presents Erin Ricardo's work that has resulted in the Makerspace so far, approximately half-way through her residency. 

Erin is inspired by the light and shapes observed in tropical North Queensland. She is focussing her residency on exploring relief and cyanotype printing techniques. Erin is currently working with layered patterns of flora and repetition of butterfly forms to depict her local environment in its abundant state.

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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.

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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.