Help us elevate regional artists to be part of the national dialogue.
We champion artists, amplifying their distinctive and authentic voices. We are an inclusive platform for independent, experimental, contemporary arts practice in local, national, and international arts landscapes. We have a thirty-six year history of connecting artists and audiences.
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) with the Australian Taxation Office. Donations to Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts are tax deductible for amounts of $2 or more.
With your help, we incubate creative practice by creating commissioning opportunities and career pathways for artists.
Your support amplifies creative voices, and tells our distinctive and authentic stories.
You enable us to engage audiences and communities by making our programs accessible and inclusive, enriching people's lives.
And you help us advocate for the value of the arts, destabilising traditional notions of centre and periphery.
If you’re not comfortable donating on our website, you can direct credit our bank account:
Acct Name: Umbrella Studio
Reference: Please use your first initial and last name, plus “Donation”. For example:
“J Smith Donation”. Then use the contact page of the website to let us know so we can send you a receipt.
Some of our donors wish to remain anonymous and not be publicly thanked on our website or in our Annual Report. If this is your wish, please let us know via the contact page or by phone.
We have five giving circles we'd love you to be a part of. Listed below are our supporters for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 financial years.
Creative Commissioner | $5,000+
Excellence Ambassador | $2,500+
Innovation Driver | $1,000+
Community Champion | $500+
Gallery Friend | Up to $499
COVID Safe Visits
Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.
Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm
Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.
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408 Flinders Street,
Qld, 4810 Australia
PO Box 2394,
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 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.