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


26 November 2021 - 19 December 2021


Umbrella Members' Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize

The Future: Umbrella Members' Exhibition and Bamford Medical Prize roomview, 2020, (featuring works L-R: 
Barbara Cheshire, Northbound: Radical Optimism in an Uncertain World, 2020, Watercolour pencil and binder medium on canvas, 70 x 100cm; David Rowe, The Miner’s Pinàta, 2020, Oil on sculptured canvas, 110 x 75 x 75cm; Sylvia Ditchburn, Road to Happiness: WA Wildflowers, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 126 x 80cm).

This exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of Umbrella Studio artists annually, and this year presents works responding to the theme of 'power'. A selection of Umbrella’s 200+ members will respond to politics, social status, electricity, and / or any other interpretation of the word. The exhibition features a $1000 art prize generously sponsored by Bamford Medical Practice.

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

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

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Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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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.


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.