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Saturday 23 September 2023
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Gouache Painting Workshop

1-4pm Saturday 14 October 2023

Gouache Painting Workshop

$90-$110 | Anneke Silver
Gouache Painting Workshop

Image: Anneke Silver, Bowsprit, 2008, Gouache painting, 19 x 28.5cm. 

Join artist Anneke Silver in Umbrella’s gallery space to delve into the skills of gouache painting. This workshop will concentrate on working with gouache in several layers. Anneke will guide attendees through the process of using different concentrations of pigment to achieve desired tonal value and colour. Participants can create multiple paintings on paper and experiment with different colour palettes.

The workshop offers the exceptional opportunity to learn and create alongside Anneke Silver, who is a prominent and established Queensland artist. Anneke’s work features in Time and Space: 2023 Umbrella Members’ Exhibition from September 29 to October 29.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists alike. All materials and equipment will be provided, including quality 300gsm papers in approximately A4 size sheets and gouache paint in various colours. Participants may bring their own reference imagery or be inspired by the artworks on display in the gallery space. Aprons are available, tea and coffee will be provided.  

Member Discount 
Enter the discount code MEMBER at checkout after you select the "continue to payment" button. If you are not already an Umbrella Member and want the workshop discount, sign up here.

Full Price $110 | Umbrella Members $90

Limited to 12 spaces (ages 15+) | Bookings close on Friday 13 October at 4pm. | If you are not already an Umbrella Member and want the workshop discount, sign up here. This workshop will take place at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s entry conditions and directives. All bookings are subject to Umbrella's workshop and public programs booking policy.

Dr. Anneke Silver was born in the Netherlands and has been based in Townsville since 1961. She loves the tropical North as a place to live and the diversities of subject matter to be explored, from aerial interpretations of landscape to rainforests, the vast expanses of the outback as well as the typical architecture. Most of her life has been divided between art practice and art teaching, enjoying the interaction between the two. As an artist she exhibits regularly with around 40 solo exhibitions to her name and participation in countless curated group shows. Craftsman House published a book on her work. She writes reviews and essays for various art publications. She taught from 1976-2006, at the CAE, TAFE and was Associate Professor and program leader of Visual Arts at James Cook university, as well as countless workshops with Flying Arts. She also spent a considerable amount of time exploring the North Queensland coast with her husband and two young sons on the yacht they built themselves. Anneke has painted for as long as she can remember, but received formal art training in Amsterdam, Brisbane and gained her PhD in Creative Arts at James Cook University in North Queensland. Her work is widely represented: in the National Gallery, Artbank, State and Regional Galleries as well as corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

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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. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a strategic partner of Umbrella's program.