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JCU Library Special Collections T150 Project

In 2016, as part of Townsville's T150 celebrations, the Special Collections of the JCU Library hosted a series of displays showing the visual history of Townsville, culminating in a curated art exhibition in conjuction with Umbrella Studios.

Curated Art Exhibition

Celebrating Townsville: the City’s visual history drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection

This curated exhibition showcased works by Townsville based art educators and their students demonstrating the lineage of teacher to student and the value of studio practice. The exhibition featured 25 works by 12 artists, all JCU alumni, which was hosted at Umbrella Studio with free access to the education programme events and resources.

Held: 8th July to 14th August 2016.
Location: Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, Flinders Street, Townsville

Official opening

Held: Friday 8 July, 2016, at 6pm.
Location: Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, Flinders Street, Townsville
Welcome by Professor Sandra Harding, JCU Vice-Chancellor and President; address by Mr. Ross Searle, Exhibition Curator.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country