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Friday 27 May 2022
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm


15 July 2022 - 21 August 2022



Ron McBurnie, Catherine Parker and Stephen Spurrier, The ghosts sleep beneath our feet and dance above our heads (detail), 2020-22, Ink, acrylic paint, paint pens, pencil, watercolour and gold leaf, 42 x 29cm.

POSTWORLD features artists and collectives who create parallel universes in their creative practice. Audiences will be invited into playful, sublime, poetic and cautionary explorations in contemporary works and installations by nationally significant artists including those based in North Queensland. Drawing on the detritus of the human epoch, these worlds have their own internal iconographies and languages existing in alternate time and space. The exhibition engages with contemporary discourse in object-oriented ontology, vegetal thinking, and the post-Anthropocene. New fictions rendered in the past, present and future provide alternate perspectives on the environment, gender and capitalist hegemony.

POSTWORLD is co-curated by Kate O’Hara and Daniel Qualischefski of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and commissioned by NAFA.

Exhibition opening launch 6pm Friday 15 July 2022.
Full launch details coming soon. At the time of writing bookings are not required and will not be required to be vaccinated or to check-in. Masks will not be required but visitors are welcome to wear them. However, visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID19 Safety Plan and directives if updated. 

Gallery open: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, and closed on Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.

Also on display during this period

All Exhibitions
15 July 2022 -
21 August 2022
COVID Safe Visits

Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Open Hours

Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

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

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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 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.