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This month Umbrella Studio hosts the work of artist Rainer Schlüters the winner of the Townsville City Council’s Strand Ephemera 2013. Rainer won with his work Blue Dancers (Danseuses Bleues) Quintet – a set of five electric...

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"Helping Hands" - Alan Valentine

Work in Progress – Jan Hynes & Alan Valentine

September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve all seen the crazy lengths building and public works organisations go to for safety these days. There has never been a time when work sites have been more littered with signage and high-visibility gear....

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Image courtesy of the artist & Umbrella Studio


May 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

Contemporary artists can critique society, and raise awareness about current issues in a way that no other medium can. The artists of Umbrella Studio exhibition Mesh are not contrary to this practice. Marion Gaemers, Lynnette...

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Photograph by Leigh Turner

Self – 366 Photos by Leigh Turner

March 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

Self is a project photographer Leigh Turner took on in 2012. At around 4:30pm each day for a year, Turner would snap a photo on her iPhone of whatever was happening at the time....

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Essential Women – Donna Beningfield

November 3, 2012 | 1 Comments

Essential women is a very wishy-washy exhibition and most definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who prefer a more emotional and earthly style of living, you’ll drift away into a place where...

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Australian Festival of Chamber Music Image

The Archduke: AFCM Opening Night

August 17, 2012 | 1 Comments

This review by Alan Junior won runner up in the Young Critics Awards 2012 At the end of a working week, Friday night, patrons of chamber music filed into the Townsville Civic Theatre to unwind...

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Hannah Murray – North for the Winter

July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hannah Murray has always been a fan of feathers. Her previous work more than often featured birds of all shapes and sizes. Her exhibition at Umbrella Studio in 2011 Paper Bird with Jo Lankester included pidgeons,...

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Lady Gaga: Born This Way Ball

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It may be no surprise to close friends and aquaintence’s  that I flew down to Brisbane recently to be captivated by Lady Gaga’s latest creation: The Born This Way Ball. As an avid super-fan of hers,...

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