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Thanks for a great 2018! This is our final eNews for the year.
Merry Christmas to our members!
A heartfelt thank you to our members, supporters and followers for all your love and support this year. We couldn't do the things we do without you.

A few people have asked, ‘what are the things Umbrella most need our support with for 2019?’…and here they are:
  • Volunteers with reception / admin / customer service experience 
  • A carpenter interested in doing a small pro bono project (erecting new moveable walls)
  • Donations of any art related equipment, machinery or tools that you are no longer using to be made accessible for all Umbrella members to use in our studio
  • Interns to support Pop Up North Queensland 2019
 If you can assist us with any of these things, please contact us.

Thanks to your help we reached our fundraising target of $7000 through the funds raised from our art adventure experience, Taste of Art. It was a delightful evening starting at A Touch of Salt for canapes by the river before guests went on a guided street art tour, before arriving at Umbrella to enjoy a scrumptious main course to the soulful tunes of Matilda Duncan. We then headed to the gallery upstairs to indulge in the sculptural dessert art forms created by the talented A Touch of Salt Head Chef, Michael Brine. It was truly a night to remember! See some of action below - photographs taken by Aaron Ashley and Umbrella staff.

If you know anyone looking for an arts job, please do encourage them to apply for our part-time Public Programs and Retail Assistant. It will start out as a one day per week role, but may build into something more substantial for the right candidate. See below for more details.
Don’t forget to fill out Arts Queensland’s online survey and/or submit a written response to have your say on the future of arts funding in our State. Let’s make sure our regional voices are heard!

For more information click here
I also want to acknowledge the passing of an incredible woman – ‘Aunty’ Dr Bonita Mabo. She along with her late husband Eddie Koiki Mabo made such a wonderful contribution to our country and region. Our deepest condolences go out to Bonita’s daughter Gail Mabo, our dear friend and member, and her family at this sad time.

Wishing you all a very happy festive season with your family, friends and pooches/kittens.

See you for our first opening next year - 6pm Friday 25 January 2019!

Warm regards,

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PechaKucha Night VOL.20 @ Umbrella

6pm - 9:45pm 20 December 2018

PechaKucha Night Townsville has enlisted a dynamic list of speakers for their 20th event. Come along and join in the conversation for bit of inspirational “chit- chat” All welcome! Speakers will give presentations of 20 images, each for 20 seconds.

Work with Us | Job Opportunity

Applications close Friday 14 December 2018

An opportunity has come up to work with our dynamic Umbrella team! Are you our next Public Programs and Retail Assistant?

 Click here to read the position description and find out more information 
After such an amazing year of inspiring exhibitions and events, we are taking some time to get festive and have a break to start afresh for a new 2019. Here are our Christmas closing dates.
Please also note that our Online shop closes 5pm 16 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 14 January 2019.

Happy Holidays!
Taste of Art 2018
Here are some photos from the last five weeks of you – our community, with usat Umbrella Studio.
Member of the Month: Paul Gilbert

Have your artwork featured in our eNews by adding your artworks to your own page in our Members' Gallery. Log into your account on the Umbrella website to get started!
Paul Gilbert, Rainbow Lorekeet (detail),
Palette knife painting in Acrylic on Canvas, 104 × 79cm

We have an exciting exhibition program lineup for 2019.

Keep your eye on your letterbox for our 2019 Exhibition Calendar early next year.

Our first exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 25 January 2019. See you there!

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Header Image credit:
Anneke Silver, Abundance at Yunbanun (Magnetic Island) (2017),
Mixed media on canvas,61 x 61 cm
Umbrella Studio acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Townsville, the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba People and Bindal People.

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