IartC acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and skies, often expressed through art.

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Painting on all media; Editioned prints; Weaving; Photography, video, sound or media work; Wood and/or stone crafted objects; Ceramics, glass, jewellery or furniture; Sculpture or installation; Textiles including fabric and fashion; Merchandise and licensed products; Reproductions of original works on canvas or other materials

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Umbrella is a leading independent platform for contemporary and experimental arts practice operating on Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville, North Queensland).

We have a four-decade legacy of bringing art and audiences together. We amplify critical and creative voices, support communities, incubate creativity and collaboration, and advocate for new models and investment in the arts.

We believe in the power of commune, bringing together diverse voices and perspectives of our region and beyond. In dialogue, through creative arts practices, we transgress traditional hierarchies of centre and periphery, which are place-based. We nourish curiosity, exploration, and more profound experiences with the region and all its peoples. We acknowledge the beauty of the in-between spaces. We invite partnership and collaboration to create encounters and meaning in a complex world.

Umbrella runs an annual program of onsite and touring exhibitions, public programs, arts residencies, studio access, professional development programs, special events and a biannual festival, Pop Up North Queensland (PUNQ). Umbrella is integral to our region’s thriving culture and creative economy.

Contact details
  • umbrella.org.au
  • 408 Flinders St, Townsville City, QLD 4810
  • director@umbrella.org.au
  • 07 4772 7109
  • 93 273 044 606
  • Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Sat and Sun - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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