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Cats vs Dogs

18 November 2022 - 18 December 2022

Cats vs Dogs

2022 Umbrella Members’ Exhibition

Ron McBurnie, Don't Lose It, 2004, Linocut Print, 30 x 42cm. 

One exhibition each year enables our artist members to participate and exhibit their work. We have had some lofty themes for our Members' Exhibition in the last few years - The Future in 2020 and Power in 2021. They captured the zeitgeist and were popular and well received. This year we are lightening the mood with a theme inspired by banter between our staff members - are dogs or cats better? The 2022 exhibition theme Cats vs Dogs invites members to have fun and be inspired by the literal animal terms or more ‘highbrow’ interpretations of the theme - concepts or critiques of polarity, politics, binary forces in nature or any other interpretation of the phrase. We look forward to sharing the creative responses and seeing which work gets your vote. 

$1,000 Bamford Medical Art Prize
Judges and prize to be announced at the exhibitions launch.
Generously sponsored by Bamford Medical

$500 People's Choice Prize
To be announced at the closure of the exhibition. 
Generously sponsored by TownsvilleTV 

Exhibitions opening launch
6pm Friday 18 November 2022
The 2022 Members' Exhibition will open with the Young Indigenous Printmakers exhibition. Full details coming soon.

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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.