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Wednesday 26 June 2024
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Siren Call

27 January 2023 - 5 March 2023

Siren Call

Jenny Tyack

Jenny Tyack, The journey, 2017, Paint and crockery fragment collage on satellite dish, 96 x 86 x 6cm. Photograph: Amanda Galea.

In this exhibition, Jenny Tyack has drawn a thread from the past to the present in the way that women have been seen as visual icons such as hags, witches and enchantresses. Jenny explores this dynamic with the actual roles women have taken, holding families together, mending and stitching, doing the necessary to bring the broken together.

Exhibitions launch 
6pm Friday 27 January 2023
Jenny Tyack - Siren Call will be opened by Joanne Keune with speeches for approximately 6:30pm. 
Siren Call will open alongside Geoffrey Schmidt - Autonoetic and Survey: Works from the Dalrymple Community Cultural Centre Trust Collection
Please join us to celebrate these artists and works. Invite your friends by sending the invitation here or via the Facebook event here

Umbrella Floortalk
Hear from Jenny Tyack from 10am Saturday 4 February 2023. Full details here.

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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.

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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 funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.