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Monday 15 July 2024


26 November 2021 - 19 December 2021


Umbrella Members' Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize

Anneke Silver, Power Pole (detail), 2021, Oil on canvas, 45 x 45cm. 

This exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of Umbrella artists annually, and this year presents works responding to the theme of 'power'. 87 of Umbrella's artist members have responded to concepts of politics, social status, electricity, and other interpretations of the theme.

$1,000 Bamford Medical Art Prize
Generously sponsored by Bamford Medical
Winner: Margaret Robertson
Highly commended: Alan Carpenter & Sheree Kinlyside and Benny Mac

$500 Light Through a Lens Photomedia Prize
Generously sponsored by Al Green
Winner: Ann Vardanega
Highly commended: Glen O'Malley

The exhibition features 87 artists: 
Agnes F Hannan, Alan Carpenter & Sheree Kinlyside, Aldona Nunez, Alison Nicholas, Ally Lankester, Amanda Sadler Asads, Andrew Coogan, Anita Wilkie, Ann Bartholomeusz, Ann Vardanega, Anneke Silver, Ashleigh Jane, Barbara Cheshire, Barbara Pierce, Baylee Griffin, Beau Goodwin, Benny Mac, Carly Sheil, Catherine Ogden, Catherine Watt, Chantal Kwast-Greff, Charlotte McDonnell, Clinton Barker, Cluey Suey, Danish Quapoor, David Rowe, David Wilkinson, Erin Ricardo, Fiona Banner, Gail Mabo, Glen O'Malley, Grace Jefferson, Graeme Buckley, Haley-Rowan, Hayden Purton, HeySis, Irene Rae, Isabella Shatte, Jan Hynes, Jannesart, Jayde Bevan, Jenny Bowmer, Jessica Hall, Jill O'Sullivan, Jo Stacey, Jonathan McBurnie, Jonathan Stigter, Jonelle Cornick, Karen Landt-Isley, Kate Goodwin, Kaz Hauser, Kerrie Everett Horrocks, Laura Castell, Lisa Ashcroft, Lynn Scott-Cumming, Lynnette Griffiths, Margaret Robertson, Margot Douglas, Marilyn Griffin, Marion Gaemers, Maureen Alsop, Michelle McGuinn, Prudence Terry, Rhonda Stevens, Richard Gillespie, Rob Douma, Sally Grattidge, Sam Rundle, Sandi Hook, Sandy Fisher, Sari Lawback, Scott McInnes, Seppo Hautaniemi, Sonia Ward, Stephen Coutts, Sue O'Malley, Susan Swaddling, Suzannah Babicci, Sylvia Ditchburn, Tahlia Viney, Tameikka Parsons, The Ossuary, Tia Creuco-Garard, Uli Liessmann, Warren Ogden, Wendy Hume and Zuni Drake.

Download the exhibition invitation here. Invite your friend to the launch on the Facebook event here. Bookings are not required however the exhibition spaces have limited capacities. Visitors must comply with Umbrella's COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives.

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID19 Safety Plan and directives.

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

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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.