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Friday 17 September 2021
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Social media for artists

5:30-6:30pm Wed 22 September

Social media for artists

$25-$50 | Creative Industries
Social media for artists

Join Umbrella's PUNQ Festival Coordinator Pierce Eldridge for a session providing processes and tips for artists make the most of social media. Pierce will speak about using text and images to brand yourself as an artist and to showcase your work online. They will provide simple instructions for setting up an artist page on Facebook and Instagram, and steps for posting engaging content and reaching audiences for sales and opportunities.

Participants should bring their own smartphones or tablets - ideally with the apps already downloaded and data available. Wi-fi and all other materials will be provided. 

Umbrella recommends attending this workshop if you are considering applying for an exhibition or promoting your artwork online. This workshop would also be paired well with the Photography for artists workshop.

Limited to 12 spaces | Bookings close 5pm Tuesday 21 September 2021.
This workshop will take place in Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders St, Townsville. Please account for travel and parking time and arrive 5mins early to check in and take your seat.

To apply for an exhibition at Umbrella, you must be a current Umbrella member so this is recommended now for this discount if you are considering applying. This workshop is one of a series within Umbrella's 2021 Creative Industries program. The workshops will provide valuable tips and insights for those looking to apply for an exhibition and to improve their online presence as a practicing artist. Please note that the previous Creative Industries sessions that ran online in 2020 were subsidised, while the small workshop fees now contribute to the artists' and staff time.

Pierce Eldridge (they/them) is a sensitive gender non-conforming curator and writer based on Gurrumbilbarra, of the Wulgurukaba and Bindal people. They are studying a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art, at the Royal College of Art (London), via correspondence (due to COVID-19 restrictions). Pierce’s current curatorial practice is involved within the discourse surrounding biodiveristy wisdom and collective remembering, the study of ecological connections between the more-than-human to human, volcanology as metaphor when thinking through climax and the microscopic catalytic releases which boom across the Anthropocene, and is focused on identifying how we can build arts practice that is embodied. They have a distinct interest in poetry and photography, often blending the two disciplines when discussing the intersections of art, queerness, and contemporary cultural phenomena. They have ambitions of initiating community led workshops, within Townsville, to activate safe spaces for queer people.

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Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.

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Contact

(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 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.

Acknowlegements

Umbrella acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.