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Friday 17 September 2021
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Taste of Art 2021

6-10pm Thur 30th Sept 2021

Taste of Art 2021


You are invited to join Umbrella on Gurambilbarra, the land of the Wulgurukaba people, for a culinary art adventure. Taste of Art will comprise a 3 course alfresco progressive dinner (by the creative team at A Touch of Salt), live music and a guided night-time street art tour. This event has been curated for lovers of art, music and fine food, and those looking for an insight into Townsville’s creative scene - right in the heart of the CBD! 

At the end of the event, guests will have a rare opportunity to hear Gail Mabo (Daughter of Eddie Kioki Mabo) speak about her exhibition: House of Cards exclusive to Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. 

This event was postponed in July due to COVID closures and cancellations. Current tickets will still be honoured.

Starting with a drink and canapes on arrival at A Touch of Salt whilst enjoying a live performance by a local musician. We then split into three groups for a short walking tour of Townsville’s best public artworks. Next, you will arrive at a long-table dinner event which is BYO alcohol (drop your small eskies/coolers off prior) at Flinders Lane. When dinner is finished, we have saved the best until last… a delectable dessert experience at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and an artist talk by Gail Mabo. 

This event is a fundraiser for the gallery, supporting our free program of exhibitions throughout the year, and helping artists to create income from their practice, and reach new audiences and customers.

Limited spaces | $175 per ticket

Click here to book tickets

Taste of Art is a fundraising dinner for not-for-profit Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, supported by A Touch of Salt, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and Townsville Scoop. | Umbrella looks forward to presenting this event. Please join our eNews or follow our social media for updates as they arise.

Q. Is the seating allocated? No, you can choose where to sit on the night. 

Q. Do we need to book as a group? No, if you want to sit together with your group, arrive together on the night and identify that to staff. We will try to put groups together first before seating smaller bookings. 

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 acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.