Monday, April 18, 2011

Umbrella Studio

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)/(ONGOING)
October 19, 2011
Aril 19, 2012

Exhibition Proposals
Umbrella Studio

Townsville, Queensland

Umbrella Studio invites exhibition proposals from established and emerging contemporary visual artists and curators seeking to present new and original work in a professional gallery environment.

Umbrella Studio operates four exhibition spaces: the Main Space, Access Space, the Vault and the Stairway. Different terms and conditions apply for the use of each of these space.

Umbrella Studio strongly supports emerging artists and the social and cultural diversity of the North Queensland region, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Solo Exhibition
To make an application to exhibit at Umbrella Studio please submit the following:
• Cover letter that briefly outlines key points from proposal
Exhibition Proposal containing:
• A current CV and brief artist biography (no more than two A4 pages in total) containing artist’s name and contact details
• Title of exhibition and exhibition rationale (300 words or less)
• Artist statement (100 words or less)
• Visual support material: 5 images each clearly identified as previous work indicative of work proposed for exhibition and 5 images each clearly identified as work proposed for exhibition.
• Umbrella Studio floor plan indicating the preferred space and the proposed location of each artwork.
• Preferred dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices

Group Exhibition

Group proposals should include the information as for Solo proposals, except for specific cv and visual support requirements as outlined below:

• a cv and brief biography of each artist presented on one page
• 2 images from each artist each clearly identified as previous work, indicative of, but not those proposed for exhibition
• 2 images from each artist each clearly identified as proposed works for exhibition (may be in-progress images and sketches)
• All images to be clearly labelled with artist’s name, artwork’s title, year completed, mediums, scale. Umbrella Studio encourages visual support material to be presented in a clearly labelled powerpoint on cd.


Umbrella Studio accepts proposals twice yearly. Applicants are welcome to make an appointment to discuss their proposal with staff prior to its submission. The first round closes on 19 April and the second round on 19 October each year.

Emailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

All applications are reviewed by a Program Sub-committee. Successful applicants will receive a letter detailing their exhibition arrangements. Unsuccessful applicants will receive an assessment feedback sheet outlining the strengths and weaknesses of their application.

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Umbrella Studio
482 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Ph: 07 4772 7817
Fax: 07 4772 7109