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Tuesday 23 July 2024

Hidden Marks

27 June 2020 - 09 August 2020

Hidden Marks

Nigel Matejcic

My name is Nigel Matejcic. I paint marks as a form of unconditional love.” Umbrella’s first Creative Sparks commission was led by Nigel Matejcic, delivering a site-specific art project, Hidden Marks. From a hidden room in Umbrella’s new building, the project was live-streamed to Umbrella’s audience on our Instagram page @umbrellastudiotsv 10am-3pm Saturday 20 June. The stream was recorded as a film of the work’s creation and has been time-lapsed from around 3 hours (plus breaks) to 2.5mins. See it here.

Nigel Matejcic is an emerging artist. He holds a Certificate 3 in Visual Arts from TAFE Pimlico and has been practising for over five years. The artists career highlights include having his work shortlisted in the 2019 Footscray Tertiary Art Prize, and exhibiting and selling artworks at The Changing Canvas, Glenelg, Adelaide and in Umbrella’s 2019 Pop Up North Queensland (PUNQ) festival.

Commissioned through Creative Sparks, this project receives generous support from the Regional Arts Development Fund. RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Townsville City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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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.