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Wednesday 26 June 2024
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Earth Division

2 June 2023 - 2 July 2023

Earth Division

Suzannah Babicci

Suzannah Babicci, Lichen Sculpture #1, 2022, Ceramic and underglaze, 10 x 20.1 x 14.2cm.

Earth Division examines sustainable action and art-making, considering organic materials, human-made forms, and man-made forms. Using environmental undercurrents, work is created through three criteria – it must be useful, beautiful or biodegradable. Building on previous investigations of disparity between the machine and human action, this new body of work takes inspiration from the microscopic world, seeking unity in material and process.

Exhibitions launch
6pm Friday 2 June 2023
Earth Division will open alongside FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Veronica Calarco – Gwrando… to listen and Carinity Education Shalom – Young Indigenous Printmakers, with speeches from approximately 6:30pm. Please join us to celebrate these artists and works. Invite your friends by sending the invitation here or via the Facebook event here.

Umbrella Floortalk
10:30am Saturday 3 June 2023
Join Umbrella and Suzannah Babicci for a discussion about her exhibition and broader art practice. This event will commence at approximately 10:30am, following the In Conversation | FORCED PERSPECTIVE event scheduled for 10am.

Suzannah Babicci's multidisciplinary practice includes video, performance, sculpture and ceramics. Babicci completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, in 2013. Babicci was a co-founder of the Murky Waters Studio Collective, an artist run initiative studio space and gallery in Townsville, Queensland. Babicci has recently exhibited in sculpture festivals throughout North Queensland and is an active member of the creative community in the region.

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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.