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Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Basil has been working in the screen printing workshop with Coleambally (NSW) artist, Kerri Weymouth, on a series of  interpretations of the fashion design of her uncle, Ross Weymouth and his partner, John Claringbold, from the 1950s until recently. Many of their award-winning gowns will be on display in Griffith Regional Gallery from Saturday April 1 alongside...

We’re a bit behind with our entries on the webpage, owing to a month of flat out editioning, so here are a couple of shots featuring Mark Ward, Mirabel Fitzgerald and Julie Holmes, who came up to work on new and existing etchings with Basil in Braidwood in February. All are experienced printmakers, so it’s a...
Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Tasmanian (formerly Southern Highlands, NSW-) artist, Robyn Mayo, has also been up in Braidwood working with Basil. Her visit coincided with Jessie Pangas’s residency, so they are both pictured at left, admiring a first proof of one of Robyn’s full plate line etchings. Robyn has a solo exhibition in Launceston in March, so these two...
Jessie Pangas silkscreen print

Jessie Pangas silkscreen print

Jessie Pangas completed this 10 colour silkscreen print in two days with Basil in BHE’s Canberra studio during her recent residency. She used a variety of techniques, including painted positives, reduction printing and a final charcoal drawing done on True Grain film. The Canberra studio is ideal for individual artists who want to access silkscreen...
Jessie Pangas residency in January

Jessie Pangas residency in January

Jessie Pangas from northern Tasmania has been in the studios in Braidwood (etching and collagraph) and Canberra (silkscreen) recently, working with Basil on new and existing images. Here, she is fine-tuning an older collagraph block (now with added carborundum for the darkest areas). The block itself, made using incised boxboard, paint and shellac, is seen...
2017 Residencies at BHE

2017 Residencies at BHE

We have had three artists working at Basil Hall Editions in Braidwood since mid-January. Sue Thomas, who is currently enrolled at National Art School, has been here to make plates and do some proofing. An increasing number of individual artists are accessing the facilities for aquatinting, proofing, photo exposures and the use of Basil’s expertise. This...
Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

WA artist, Katie Breckon, visited in December, accompanied by several parcels of stainless steel and aluminium plates. Working with Basil, she etched the aluminium pieces, inked up the weathered steel and tried a large number of combinations on the Hilton Press. The larger plates went almost to the edges of the press, so the blankets were...
Sturt woodblock books

Sturt woodblock books

A close up of some of the beautiful concertina books made during the recent Sturt Workshops in Mittagong. Basil had a group of 10 artists for the five day woodblock experience. Sturt runs these workshops in both Winter and Summer and participants can do everything from painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, wood, metalwork, textiles, calligraphy….check out...
Woodblock prints at Sturt in Mittagong, 2017

Woodblock prints at Sturt in Mittagong, 2017

Here is the happy gang at the end of another successful Sturt Workshop, held in the Southern Highlands town of Mittagong each year. This year, Basil ran a woodblock course, during which participants were able to cut a number of blocks. We used Shina ply, kauri pine ply and cheap Bunnings ply (for grainy backgrounds) and...
Tasmanian artist Brigitte Wolfe attends King Island workshop

Tasmanian artist Brigitte Wolfe attends King Island workshop

Tasmanian artist, Brigitte Wolfe flew over to join our recent printmaking workshops on King Island, courtesy of Arts Tasmania, and following a residency at Cradle Mountain. All hands on deck (see left) as Basil and workshop facilitator, Andrew Blake, attend to the printing of one of Brigitte’s sensitive little woodblock prints.
Not a bad spot for a printmaking workshop. King Island, 2016

Not a bad spot for a printmaking workshop. King Island, 2016

Basil, Dianne Blake (workshop facilitator) and Pam Boyer on the dunes overlooking the west coast of King Island after the 5 day workshop recently, attended by 11 local artists, one from Sydney and 4 visitors from northern Tasmania. 
Etching on King Island

Etching on King Island

Sydney artist, Lisa Marshall, came down for Basil’s recent workshops on King Island, and participated in both the woodblock and etching. Lisa stayed in a beach-side cottage and spent plenty of time collecting material on the beach nearby. She ended up drawing and aquatinting one of the huge sponge-like plants she found, and Basil printed...