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Sunday 27 November 2022
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The Studio Membership

The Studio is located downstairs from Umbrella's gallery space. In addition to the Umbrella general membership, studio access members can pay a monthly membership fee to access The Studio and its equipment 24/7.

The Studio’s facilities include printing presses (lithography and etching), 14 easels, a floor-loom, artist tools, work benches and lighting, with more in development. Its newest addition is a Black & White photography darkroom – the only publicly accessible darkroom in Townsville!

The Studio is also equipped with storage for art, sculpture and works on paper as well as amenities such as a toilet and a small kitchenette. The space is conveniently located in Townsville’s CBD, near public transport with ample street parking, as well as access for deliveries. Our multi-arts space enables the exploration of a variety of arts practices that may share commonalities and histories. The Studio therefore provides opportunities for cross-pollination, collaboration and experimentation. At Umbrella, we strive to open up conversations, explore new pathways and push boundaries.

To enquire about using The Studio or joining the studio access group, please contact [email protected]

A participant showing off her work from the Marker Resist Etching Workshop with Jill O'Sullivan, 2020. 

Members of the studio access group, 2021: Kerrie Everett, Margaret Robertson, Lynn Scott-Cumming, Karen Landt-Isley and Ann Bartholomeusz.

Students from Kirwan State High School working on prints for the Young Indigenous Printmakers program, 2021.  

Visitors engaging with The Studio during the Umbrella Open Day, 2021.

COVID Safe Visits

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

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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.