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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Find Us
408 Flinders Street, Townsville, Qld, 4810 (next to Mary Who? Bookshop, opposite Woolworths)
PO Box 2394, Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia.

Regular Open Hours
Umbrella is open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat-Sun 9am-1pm. Umbrella is closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.


  • Free Townsville CBD street parking for 15mins
  • Paid CBD street parking for up to 2hrs
  • Most CBD car parks require the use of the smart meters or the parking app - see their web page for details and updates. Occasionally Townsville City Council implements free CBD parking for events or holiday periods.
  • Free parking (Dean St carpark) across the river via Stanley St and Lowths Bridge (except for stadium event days).


  • Umbrella's gallery and shop are located on street level with a doorway entrance and one low step up into the space. Visitors with alternative accessibility needs may enter via the side entrance door and ramp a couple metres to the left of the front doors.
  • Occasionally Umbrella holds exhibitions in the downstairs Vault space, which is an old concrete vault with a step up to the entry doorway. The Studio is also located downstairs. Both downstairs spaces can be accessed via one staircase at the rear of the gallery or via a rear door on Ogden St if booked with Umbrella staff. Please call 07 4772 7109 or contact us via the 'Contact Us' form prior to your visit if you would like to discuss your options and arrange a time to enter via the rear door. Unfortunately the Vault space is not accessible to those who require wheelchairs. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.