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Monday 06 February 2023

A Question of Counterpoint

28 May 2021 - 04 July 2021

A Question of Counterpoint

Donna Beningfield

Donna Beningfield, Margaret Trevethan: Eternal Hope, 2020, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 90 x 90cm.

Local artist Donna Beningfield pushes her exploration into portraiture by working with her sitters to develop emotional responses to their past and present lives.  Beningfield transposes the marks of the sitters onto canvas, layered with her own process of mark making.

The exhibition will be officially opened by scientist and geologist (and sitter for one of Beningfield’s portraits), Dr Bill Laing, BSc(Hons First Class) Syd PhD Adel FSEG FAIG FAusIMM MGSA MASEG.

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID19 Safety Plan and directives.

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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.


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.