The concept of creating a digital colouring-in book was initiated by Umbrella in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions around delivering physical arts projects. In partnership with the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) North Queensland, Umbrella delivered paid opportunities to artists during the period of economic downturn. Ten emerging and early-career stage artists from the North Queensland area were commissioned to create one artwork each. Short statements about these artists can be found on the last page of this digital book.
The result of these artworks is a free, downloadable colouring-in book. The aim was to engage children (and the young-at-heart) with a visual arts project to complete in their own homes.
The digital colouring-in book features full project and artist information, however you can also download individual pages below.
While this was a paid project for artists and is free to download, you are welcome to Donate to Umbrella to support future projects.
Digital colouring book
Download Individual Pages
Colouring Competition Entries
A colouring-in competition was also held for children aged 3-11 from North Queensland. Eligible entries were submitted online and via Instagram with the hashtag #ColouringNQ
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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 funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.