Australia is one of the most urbanised nations in the world, with an oft-quoted figure of 85% of the population living within 50km of the coast. Its coastline is 25,760 kilometres, or a little over 16,000 miles, long. In terms of the geological and ecological diversity – the sources for artistic inspiration – this vast coastline has incredible diversity. Mangrove-lined estuaries, rocky headlines, limestone cliffs, pure white sandy beaches, vast mudflats, and the list goes on. The artistic potential is also a challenge and, in the main, time of day, weather and access are the primary determining factors that drive outcomes. Perhaps more than other ecosystems seascapes can be evocative to both engage with both as an artist and a viewer. To feel sand between your toes and wind in your hair; to smell the salty air and feel it’s sprayed on hot, bare skin; to hear the rhythmic splash and sizzle of waves as your walk long sandy beaches or even sit and watch and wait atop a seaward facing cliff-top is about the best easy-access soul food there is.