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The Future

20 November 2020 - 16 December 2020

The Future

Umbrella Members’ Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize

Lisa Ashcroft, We don’t belong here anymore (trying to pull memories back through the sink), 2019, mixed sculpture, laundry tub, plastics, recycled materials, resin, glitter, sequins, childhood kitsch, 50 x 50 x 30 cm; Belonging: 2019 Members’ Exhibition & Bamford Medical Art Prize.

This exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of Umbrella Studio artists annually. Featuring works by Umbrella’s 200+ members, this year’s exhibition presents works responding to interpretations of the timely theme ‘The Future’. The exhibition features a $1000 art prize generously sponsored by Bamford Medical Practice. Exhibitions also on display include works produced by Young Indigenous Printmakers and Kit Colvin’s Living Outside of Time.

Umbrella can have 72 people attend at a time (based on the one person per 4 square metres Queensland Government regulation), so we will be enabling visitors to book for one hour long spot each. Please book your attendance slot below on this page. The announcement of the Bamford Medical Art Prize winner will occur during brief speeches in the first (5-6pm) slot. All visitors will need to provide contact details. To book, type the quantity of attendees, type the details for each attendee, click ‘add to cart’, proceed to checkout, enter your billing details and ‘place order’. We will ask that you leave by the end of your allocated slot. Walk-ins will be allowed from 8pm onwards. Feel free to invite your contacts via the Facebook event, however they will need to book here to confirm attendance. Please also join our eNews and follow our social media for updates. Please contact staff if you wish to cancel your booking.

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID19 Safety Plan and directives.
Gallery open: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, and closed on Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 20 November 2020, 6:00pm

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Umbrella asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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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,
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.