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Townsville Ink is a photography book featuring Townsville residents and their body art. All proceeds will be donated to ACT FOR KIDS. WE’RE LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR VOLUME 2!

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VOL. 1 RAISED $10,000 FOR ACT FOR KIDS. HELP US MEET OUR GOAL TO RAISE $20,000 WITH VOL. 2! Email your expression of interest to Kate [] or visit any Townsville tattoo studio to register. Photography starts 2011.

About Townsville INK Townsville INK is a stylised photo book that seeks to raise funds and awareness for ACT for Kids (formerly the Abused Child Trust) by celebrating the tattoo art of Townsville residents. The book is the brain child of Townsville photographer Kate Glover and is produced entirely through the support of local businesses and residents. The history of Townsville INK      

The first volume of Townsville INK was launched in April 2010. Sixty-five local tattoo enthusiasts featured in Townsville INK, volume 1. 150 people attended the launch of Townsville INK, volume 1. The launch was held at the Rhino Bar and was sponsored by Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers, Hills in Hollywood, Lamont Graphics, Chocjelly Creative and Images by Kate Glover. All six of Townsville’s tattoo studios featured in Townsville INK, volume 1. 150 books were sold at $35 each, raising a total of $5,250. The total combined funds raised by the sale of books, launch party tickets, raffle tickets and entry fees saw more than $10,000 donated to ACT for Kids. Townsville INK, volume 1 garnered important media coverage in the Townsville Bulletin, Townsville Eye, DUO magazine and on Zinc 100.7fm.

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Townsville INK, volume 2 aims to raise $20,000 for ACT for Kids. It is hoped that Townsville INK, volume 2 will feature 100 local tattoo enthusiasts, including local sports stars, media personalities and performing artists. Townsville INK, volume 2 will feature more in-depth interviews with each person featured in the book, as requested by many people who provided feedback on volume 1. All photos featured in Townsville INK will be shot on location, rather than in a studio, to better capture the essence of the tattoo and its owner. Production of Townsville INK, volume 2 is due to begin in April 2010, with a pre-shoot information evening to take place in March. A representative of Act for Kids will attend the launch of Townsville INK, volume 2. Townsville INK, volume 2 will be more heavily promoted in Townsville media during pre-production and in the lead-up to the launch party than the first volume. Publicity for volume 2 will be handles by local PR agency Harshmellow Media + Design.


For more information about Townsville INK, volume 2, please contact Sarah Mathiesen from Harshmellow Media and Design on 0400 712 861 or

About ACT for Kids ACT for Kids, formerly the Abused Child Trust, is a not-for-profit organisation working to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. ACT for Kids provides free professional therapy for children and families who have suffered abuse and neglect. Since 1988, ACT for Kids has helped thousands of Queensland children overcome the physical, social and emotional pain of abuse. ACT for Kids’ work ACT for Kids employs unique teams of specialists – including psychologists, counsellors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and family coaches – that support children and families through a variety of programs including:  intensive therapy for children, parents and others involved with abuse or neglect  safe houses in remote Indigenous communities so children can receive temporary care within their community and close to their support network while the Department of Communities, Child Safety Services investigates safety concerns and ACT for Kids works with their families to resolve safety issues at home  a sexual abuse counselling service  preparing abused and neglected children for school through the ACT for Kids Early Education Program. The program employs special education teachers who work with children to equip them with the social skills and self confidence they need to ease into a mainstream school environment.  Learn to be Safe with Emmy safety classes in schools to teach Grade One students what behaviour is “ok” and “not ok”, how to recognise when they feel unsafe and to tell a trusted adult in an effort to prevent abuse  preventing abuse before it occurs by identifying and providing help for families at risk  mentoring teens who’ve experienced abuse and neglect and are in trouble with the youth justice system to help them break what can become a destructive cycle  working with regional service providers to recruit and retain skilled community service workers through a cadetship program designed to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with practical community service education, work experience and skills. ACT for Kids All provides all its services free of charge. While the Government provides some funding, ACT for Kids relies heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop its services, reach out to more children and families in need and remain independent and sustainable. All funds raised by Townsville INK, vol. 2 will be donated to ACT for Kids so the organisation may continue to provide valuable support to some of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Ends# For more information about ACT for Kids go to For information about Townsville INK, vol. 2, contact Sarah Mathiesen from Harshmellow Media and Design on 0400 712 861.


Kate Glover is a Townsville-based photographer specialising in fashion, creative portraits and modelling portfolios; but also enjoys shooting pregnancy, newborn and wedding photos. While completing a Bachelor of Photography at James Cook University, Kate worked under many prominent photographers including fashion designer and photographer Richard Dechazal. Kate has since established her own photography business, Images by Kate Glover. In addition to being the official photographer for North Queensland’s Annual Fashion Bash, Kate contributes photographs to well known Townsville-based magazine, DUO. In April 2010, Kate published her first book; a photography art book that featured local residents and their body art. The book, Townsville INK, helped to raise $10,000 for the ACT for Kids Charity. Kate plans to start shooting for Townsville INK, volume 2 in 2011. Ends#

To arrange an interview with Kate Glover, or for more information about Townsville INK, volume 2, please contact Sarah Mathiesen from Harshmellow Media and Design on 0400 712 861.

To get your organisation involved with Townsville INK, volume 2, please contact Sarah Mathiesen from Harshmellow Media + Design on 0400 712 861 or

Townsville INK info kit  

Information for organisations looking to get involved with Townsville INK, vol. 2 - a stylised photo book raising funds and awareness for AC...