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Tuesday 07 December 2021
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Creative Kids

Umbrella believes in the importance of fostering creativity and artistic talent at a young age and developing this into and throughout adulthood. Creative Kids is Umbrella’s program for children (generally aged 3 to 11 years old). We encourage children to let their imaginations run wild and to experiment with a range of materials and techniques. Our program includes paid and free classes and workshops facilitated by trained local artists with diverse areas of expertise – from painters and illustrators to ceramicists and artisans. During and since 2020 we have also held digital experiences for families to engage with at home.

Creative kids participating in Umbrella's Big Day Art, 2018.

Community Partner
Umbrella is proud to have Townsville Family Life join us in August 2020 as a community partner for our children’s activities produced in-house. Umbrella looks forward to presenting more kids programs with Townsville Family Life again soon.

For older kids: 
See Creative Youth.

COVID Safe Visits

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

More COVID Information

Open Hours

Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

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

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(07) 4772 7109

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 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.