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Wednesday 29 May 2024
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm


Gallery visitors amidst exhibition Puthurraka Mpaa (Proper Talk) by Ricky Emmerton. 2022. Photograph: Daniel Qualischefski.

Special Thanks to our Current Partners:

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Bamford Medical Logo

Bamford Medical

Voltec Logo

Voltec Services

Townsville Bulletin

Top Frames Logo

Top Frames

Fulham Consulting

Garricks Camera House Logo

Garricks Camera House

Grand Hotel Townsville

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts is a great choice for a business partnership. We energise the community through contemporary visual art, creating a city people want to live in, work in, and visit. We’ve partnered with many businesses in the past and are always looking to grow our network.

Check out the list below for some ideas and contact our director if you wish to discuss them.

  • Place a collection tin at your reception desk – We’re a registered charity.
  • Hold a gold coin donation morning tea to benefit our community organisation.
  • Provide sponsorship for an exhibition or specific project.
  • Have a sale day, where a % of profit goes to our charity.
  • Send our mail through your business account (1000 letters could save $500!).
  • Have your highly skilled staff sit on our board of management to offer their expertise.
  • Offer in-kind services.
  • Providing a major in-kind gift as a raffle prize or fundraiser (We’ll supply the tickets!).
  • Signing up to our Creative Biz Pass program.
  • Using your own marketing to promote our community events or projects.
  • Use your influence and contacts to lobby for the arts in Townsville, providing widespread benefits to the community.
  • Providing discount services to keep our expenses minimal.
  • If you’d like to help us out with any of these ideas, or have some of your own, please call us on (07) 4772 7109.
  • Alternatively, click here to email us.
Previous Sponsorship Examples:
  • Hurst Constructions QLD built us a wall in the gallery and studio.
  • TownsvilleTV sponsored our peoples choice prize for the Members exhibition.
  • The Townsville Bulletin offer us sponsored advertisements and project sponsorship.
  • AudioTechnica have provided us with in-kind product for prizes and awards.
  • Chris Bingley Signs have provided us with free exhibition signage in 2013.
  • 2Technical have provided us with equipment and services to offer free WiFi in the gallery.
  • Lamont Graphics have provided us with a large banner for a school based project.
  • The School of Creative Arts, James Cook University have sponsored a young artist program.
  • Cafe Nova have partnered with us to provide 10% off as a membership benefit of Umbrella Studio.
  • Crystal Clear PR offer us heavily discounted consultancy and media calls/coverage.
  • Pickles Auctions provided an auctioneer to assist with an artwork auction.
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 funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.