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15 October 2021 - 21 November 2021


Robert Crispe

Robert Crispe, Die Slow Octopus, 2015, Digital photograph of mixed media (illustration cutout, glass and glitter), 1955 x 1125pix.

This exhibition presents retrospective engagement with years of creative experimentations. The exhibition features illustrations, puppets, stop-motion animations, props, costumes, storyboards, photographs, sculptures, interactive projections and video art.

Exhibitions Launch:
6pm Friday 15 October 2021
Join Umbrella and our latest exhibiting artists for the opening of five new exhibitions:
Robert Crispe - Crispe | Print Council of Australia - Print Commission | Erin Ricardo - Butterfly Boom | Philip Denham - Gayjal Gunjuy | Laura Castell, Rob Douma, Therese Duff, Gerald Soworka and Sonia Ward - By Candlelight

Delve further into Crispe with an Umbrella Floortalk by the artist from 10am on the subsequent Saturday 23 October.

Invite your friend to the launch on the Facebook event. Bookings are not required however the exhibition spaces have limited capacities. Visitors must comply with Umbrella's COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives.

Gallery open: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, and closed on Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. For Friday 10 September, the gallery will open for the exhibitions launch at 6pm. Follow our social media for updates.

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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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.