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Tuesday 07 December 2021
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Insiders

27 June 2020 - 09 August 2020

Insiders

Katya Venter
Umbrella

Insiders was a site-specific interactive video installation that reflects on the curious time of pandemic and sudden self-isolation at home, which, simultaneously became a place of safety and confinement. Katya Venter uses references to pop culture to map her experiences of Townsville, a town she had only known through a cartoon several years ago,which she has settled down in and envisioning a future. This work is a dialogue between real and imaginary, between past and the way spontaneous isolation forced the artist to acknowledge the present and the meaning of home.

Please note there is limited accessibility for this exhibition, as there is one staircase leading to the room (or access via the rear door on Ogden St), then a step up into the room. Please call Umbrella staff prior to your visit if you would like to discuss your options and arrange a time to access the space via our rear door. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you can make it in to the see the project. If not, please check back soon to see digital documentation of the space.

Umbrella is responding to government restrictions for gatherings at this time and visitors must comply with our COVID19 Safety Plan. Please confirm your attendance for the Exhibition Launch 6pm Friday 10 July 2020. Please also join our eNews or follow our social media for updates.

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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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.