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First Nations artists’ prints from Far North Queensland

29 September 2023 - 29 October 2023

First Nations artists’ prints from Far North Queensland

Daniel O'Shane, Glen Mackie, Arone Meeks, Robert ‘Tommy’ Pau, Justin Majid, Brooke Foster and Bianca Foster | Canopy Art

Daniel O’Shane, Gawet (Pelican Drum Story), 2014 (carving), Hand-wiped vinylcut relief print, 116 x 160cm. Edition of 20. Image courtesy of Canopy Art. 

This exhibition showcases striking prints by Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists from tropical Far North Queensland. Working in a variety of print mediums, the artists give voice to a multitude of stories which explore their connections to place and Culture. 

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Canopy Art. All of the prints have been produced by the artists in collaboration with Canopy Art / Editions Tremblay NFP print studio in Cairns, with master printmaker Theo Tremblay.

After several years of operating Canopy Art Centre in Gimuy (Cairns), a physical gallery with an in-house print workshop, Canopy Art now operates exclusively online. Canopy Art celebrates Australia’s Indigenous Culture/s and shares their unique artistic stories with the world. Theo Tremblay is a pioneer of collaborative printmaking and publishing, mentoring artists in a range of print mediums. He specializes in etching, lithography, relief printing, monoprinting and screenprinting.

First Nations Artists' Prints from Far North Queensland is on display alongside Time and Space: 2023 Umbrella Members' Exhibition and Print Commission 2023 - Print Council of 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 funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.