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Tuesday 23 July 2024

Land & Sea


Land and Sea was an exhibition of bright and colourful monoprints by a local group of First Nations artists - Karen Doolan, James Doyle, Bai Tapau, Gail Mabo and Aicey Zaro. The artists called themselves the Murris in Ink.

The artworks depicted imagery from their environment and stories told by the artist's parents and ancestors about living on Country. The work was developed after the Queensland Government commissioned work from the Murris in Ink group for the Townsville Hospital which was more focused on traditional bush foods and medicine. Theo Tremblay assisted in the printing process and Umbrella partnered with Artslink Queensland for the 2014 tour. It was then toured to two more venues in Townsville.

Touring Partner: Artslink QLD for two venues; managed by Umbrella for final three venues.
Funding Partner: VACS (Visual Arts and Craft Strategy)


Land and Sea on display at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 2015. 


The exhibition toured regional QLD 2014-2015.


James Cook University, Townsville QLD | 13 March – 10 April 2015

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville QLD | 16 January – 22 February 2015


Coalface Gallery, Moranbah QLD | 1 July – 1 August 2014

Texas Cultural Centre, QLD | 19 April – 31 May 2014

The Mill Gallery, Yeppoon QLD | 3 March – 7 April 2014

See more of Umbrella's touring exhibitions here.

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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.