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Print Commission 2020

02 October 2020 - 15 November 2020

Print Commission 2020

Group Exhibition

Rhi Johnson, The Second Window, Reduction linocut, Edition of 30, Image size : 28.5 x 40.5cm, Paper size: 35.5 x 48cm.

Umbrella is delighted to host The Print Council of Australia‘s Print Commission 2020, a significant print exhibition alongside our own Compact Prints exhibition. The exhibition features six new works by contemporary artists (chosen from close to a hundred applications). Now in its 54th year, the Print Commission continues to foster the creation of new work in print media and the development of Australian printmaking. It also provides Australia’s best opportunity to start and grow a museum quality collection of contemporary works on paper, and is an important fundraiser for the PCA. Major public institutions and private collectors across the country and internationally subscribe to the Print Commission to build their collections, and all PCA members can purchase prints at discounted rates.

The artists featured in this years commission are Silvi Glattauer (Vic); Rhi Johnson (QLD); Joanna Kambourian (NSW); AHC McDonald (WA); Daniel O’Shane (QLD); and Sheyne Tuffery (New Zealand). The artworks have been launched online here and the exhibition will be on display 2 October – 15 November 2020.

How to order
An Order Form for the Print Commission 2020 is enclosed in the current issue of Imprint or can be downloaded from the Print Council website All forms should be emailed or posted to the PCA no later than Sunday 31 October, 2020. Print orders are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so don’t delay in placing your order to ensure you receive your top selections. The prints will be packed and sent out to subscribers in November 2020.

The Print Council thanks the judges for 2020, Jazmina Cininas, Artist and Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at RMIT, and Rona Green, Artist; thanks their sponsors, Arthouse Direct and Magnani 1404; and thanks this year’s artists for their fantastic contributions to the long running program.

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

Exhibition Opening: Friday 2 October 2020, 6:00pm

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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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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 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.