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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:

BSB: 064-817
Acct: 00922059

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.

Remaining Anonymous

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

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A bequest (also known as a gift in will) is a transfer of personal property—such as cash, securities, or other assets—upon the owner’s death, as specified in their will. 

Please see our Bequest Information Package to find out more about how you can leave a gift to Umbrella in your will. 

A gift in your will costs nothing now but can make the world of difference in the future! 

Containers for Change Donations

We are a registered charity with Containers for Change. If you wish to recycle your containers and donate the proceeds to Umbrella, please use either the QR Code, Barcode, or charity number at the collection point.


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+
Tim Fairfax AC

Excellence Ambassador | $2,500+
Brian Tucker
Alan Carpenter and Sheree Kinlyside 

Innovation Driver | $1,000+
Lin Schwarzkopf
Rolf Petherbridge and Phil Stevenson
Dinie Gaemers
Judith McLean
Anonymous x1

Community Champion | $500+
Professor Stephen Naylor and Marg Naylor
Barbara Pierce
Capricorn Air Conditioning
Cat Hockings
Adrian and Janine Gabrielli
Al Green
Angela Little
Anonymous x1

Gallery Friend | Up to $499
Aaron Ashley
Alan Marlowe
Alison Crombie
Alison McDonald
Alison Nicholas
Allyson Becker
Althea Harding
Amanda Galea
Amber Haines
Anna Borzi
Anne Clifton
Ann Roberts School of Dance
Ann Roebuck
Ann Vardanega
Ann Watson
Anneke Silver
Barbara Cheshire
Caleb Cameron
Catherine Heferen
Christina Papadimitriou
Daniel Clark
Daniel Qualischefski
Eloise Grace
Erin Ricardo
Gail Mabo
Holly Arden
Ineke Dane
Jacinta Wight and Chris Moore
Jacinta Lisec
Jasmin Guenther
Jo Lankester
John Chandler
Joy Manly
Kate O'Hara
Katherine Menkens
Kyle Page
Larissa McFarlane
Liz Richards
Lynette Marlowe
Lynore Geia
Madonna Caffery
Margaret Wallen
Mark Franich
Mary Gallagher
Matthew Higgins
Rhonda Payne
Rikaela Rusch
Sally Grattidge
Sandra Guy
Shirley Collins
Sophia Raynor
Sue Bright
Sylvia Ditchburn
Tenielle Edmondson
Trevor Zabow
Vicky Stirling

Looking for our sponsors? Click here to visit the sponsorship page.

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,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (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 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 funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.