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Wednesday 28 September 2022
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm


Umbrella’s Makerspace is located downstairs from the gallery space. It accommodates a wide range of activities including workshops, meetings, classes, and displays, and hosts the Umbrella Makerspace Access Group (UMAG). UMAG members pay a monthly membership fee on top of the Umbrella membership to access the space and equipment 24/7 (after passing mandatory probation period/s).

The Makerspace is available for hire by Umbrella members for private use or to conduct workshops, or for use by community groups and commercial hire.

The space is conveniently located in Townsville’s CBD, near public transport with ample street parking, as well as access for deliveries. It is equipped with limited storage for art, sculpture and works on paper as well as amenities such as a toilet and a small kitchenette. Artist resources include printing presses (lithography and etching), 14 easels, a floor-loom, artist tools, work benches and lighting, with more in development. The space also hosts Umbrella’s 3D printer.

Download the info flyers for Members (individuals) or Groups (pre 2020) or contact staff for updated information.
Fill out a Makerspace Downstairs Hire Application.

To enquire about using the Makerspace or joining UMAG contact 

The Makerspace is supported by Townsville City Council through the Community Grants & Sponsorships scheme.

Students from Kirwan State High School working on prints for the Young Indigenous Printmakers program, 2021.  

Visitors engaging with the Makerspace during the Umbrella Open Day, 2021.

Members of the Umbrella Makerspace Access (UMAG) group, 2021: Kerrie Everett, Margaret Robertson, Lynn Scott-Cumming, Karen Landt-Isley and Ann Bartholomeusz.

A participant showing off her work from the Marker Resist Etching Workshop with Jill O'Sullivan, 2020. 

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 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.