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Monday 15 July 2024

Elevator Dreams

07 October 2022 - 13 November 2022

Elevator Dreams

Wing Hong Leung

Wing-Hong-Leung, Motion (detail), 2022, Photograph, 28 x 35.5cm.

Elevator Dreams is the feeling of the start or the end, where realities and blurred dreams are intertwined. Humans often throw themselves into undesirable places at particular times, hoping to arrive some place better than the last.
But where are we going? Or have we arrived?
In the end we don’t want to be here, there, or anywhere.
Anywhere but here.
Any time but now.
Maybe just somewhere else and some other time. 

This exhibition opened 26 August and will continue on display until 13 November.

This exhibition is presented in Umbrella’s downstairs Vault space. Please note there is limited accessibility, as there is one staircase leading to the room (or access via the rear door on Ogden St), then a step up into the room. Please call Umbrella staff prior to your visit if you would like to discuss your options and arrange a time to access the space via our rear door. Due to technical difficulties, the slide projection component of the exhibition is currently not displayed. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Wing Hong Leung is a self-taught analogue photographer focusing on traditional photographic processes. His interest in documentary photography, printmaking and researching legacy darkroom texts has led him to pursue various projects surrounding the goal of obtaining physical silver gelatin prints. The artist has been a finalist in the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize (2020). 

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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.