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Monday 06 February 2023

The Studio

Welcome to The Studio

As a multi-arts space, the creative possibilities are infinite. Through newly donated equipment, we have added silversmithing and darkroom photography to the highly specialised practices accessible in the space, alongside existing practices like printmaking. At the heart of The Studio is a long tradition of arts practice and innovation.

The Studio is located downstairs from the Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts gallery space. It hosts workshops, education programs, creative partnerships and a key access studio user group. Join a workshop, become a member, apply for a residency or talk to our team about a tailored creative experience for your community group, corporate team or school program today!

The Studio’s facilities include:

  • a Takach motorised lithography printing press
  • an etching press (33x60") for relief or intaglio printing, incl. metal plate, woodblock and lino printing
  • screenprinting equipment
  • a B&W darkroom equipped with 35mm, 6x7cm and 4x5" enlargers
  • jewellers' workbenches and silversmithing equipment
  • easels
  • a floor-loom
  • a 3D printer
  • a mounted video projector and screen

The Studio has received funding support from Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

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 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.