Tag Archives: Townsville


Graeme’s third novel, Jailbait, is now available at amazon.com. To find out more about the book and to read the chapter go to his blog site at Graeme Buckley Author Blog

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Last days to see our exhibition

Our exhibition, Benthos Illumination, is coming down on Monday, 10th April. Sunday is your last chance to see it and the other two excellent exhibitions accompanying ours, Tribal Odyssey and Fragments of Moments, so I urge you to visit Umbrella  … Continue reading

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Benthos Illumination

Hope you can make it along.

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This 5cm piece of coral has such an imposing present that I   nicknamed it Menhir. It’s shape reminds me of a standing stone.

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Mermaid’s Purse

On the weekend, Graeme and I went back to the Jezzine Barracks end of Rowes Bay on another photographic expedition. We found a mermaid’s purse washed up above the low tide mark. Going by the smell, any baby shark that … Continue reading

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Printmaking and the Mystery of a Barracuda

As part of my PressNorth residency at Umbrella Studios, I am creating a series of linocuts based on the benthos region (sea floor) of Townsville shores. Graeme and I went to Geoffrey Bay on Magnetic Island this week on another … Continue reading

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Cod snoozing in a low tide pool

Here’s a cod I spotted trapped in a small pool at the bottom of a big low tide. The pool wasn’t much bigger than it, but the tide had turned and he would soon be free.

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Low tide walk below the boadwalk at Jezzine Barracks

Graeme and I went on a low tide beach walk with Wildlife Queensland – Townsville Branch Inc. members, led by the erudite marine biologist, John Collins. We found some marvelous seaweeds and corals, among other things. Below are links to the … Continue reading

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Shoreline photos as inspiration

I am very much enjoying my PressNorth residency. I have been experimenting with creating linocut prints of the reef to feature in Benthos Illuminated, our upcoming 2016 exhibition at Umbrella Studios, Townsville. I draw my imagery from the many photos … Continue reading

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Where the Community Rehab NQ ‘Beach Shack’ sat during Strand Ephemera 2015

It has been lovely to receive all the positive feedback on the Community Rehab NQ Beach Shack. The wonderful people who took part in the project were a joy to work with. Everyone involved was so enthusiastic, so ready to … Continue reading

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