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AIR Archive

Umbrella's Grand Hotel Townsville Artist in Residence (AIR) program began in 2015 in partnership with the Grand Hotel, Townsville. Artists were accommodated at the hotel and created artwork in Umbrella's Makerspace. Prior to 2015, Umbrella hosted artists in residence through a number of other programs, some of which were supported by PressNorth Printmakers. Artists included Judy Watson, Peter Lancaster, Trent Walters, GW Bot and Basil Hall. In 2020, Umbrella pivoted the AIR program temporarily to support artists working from home (AHAIR).

The residencies aim is to bring artists to Townsville, for them to contribute to the open working environment and collaborate with other artists, and to share skills/experience with local artists and the community through delivering a masterclass or workshop. Expressions of interest are usually welcome from artists, curators and arts professionals living in Queensland, interstate or internationally. See here for more information and register for Umbrella's eNews and follow our social media for updates. 

Tony Fitzsimmons
Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) sketching and documentation project.
2019-2020

I Made Griyawan
"Sharing drawing and culture from Batuan, Bali, Indonesia."
2018

Barbie Kjar
Printmaking residency.
2018

Ray Besserdin
Paper sculpture artist.
2017

Jaqueline Aust
Printmaking residency.
2017

Janet Parker-Smith
Printmaking residency.
2016

Kathy Boyle
Visting New Zealand artist printing onto 3D surfaces.
2016

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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.