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Wednesday 28 September 2022
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PressNorth Makerspace Residencies

In partnership with PressNorth Printmakers, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts hosts an annual residency program for artists in our downstairs Makerspace. Artists who specialise in printmaking are provided with short-term (three-month) residencies. 

Applications have recently closed. The planned residency dates for 2021 are August, September and October, with an exhibition outcome scheduled for October – November 2021. We look forward to hosting artist Erin Ricardo and exhibiting her resultant body of work

Details can be read at the document above for reference for future applications. For enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

PressNorth Printmakers is a not-for-profit artist-run-initiative composed of emerging, mid-career and professional printmakers from Townsville and the surrounding regions. Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts is a professionally-managed members-based contemporary arts organisation, with an annual program of exhibitions, public programs and events, with a Makerspace including printmaking facilities and equipment.

Erin Ricardo

August - November 2021

Ann Bartholomeusz
February – April 2021

Gerald Soworka
July – October 2020

Belinda Curry
August – November 2017

Margaret Crawford
March – June 2017

Lynn Scott-Cumming
January – March 2016

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408 Flinders Street,
Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
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 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.