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New Basil Hall woodblock prints in Goulburn Exhibition

New Basil Hall woodblock prints in Goulburn Exhibition

The third in a series of four woodblocks addressing the current sea battles being waged between Border Force and an as yet largely un-processed group of desperate people apparently fleeing their native countries just to annoy our government. This one is called “Australia(r)”. The image comes from a larger piece in the same exhibition and...
Another new woodblock print by Basil Hall for Goulburn exhibition

Another new woodblock print by Basil Hall for Goulburn exhibition

“Nil By Sea”, with a title referencing the words of our wonderful notional anthem, is a woodblock hand-printed over a silkscreened image on Iwaki paper (can you spot our prime minister pondering in the bottom right hand corner?) DIMENSIONS: 29.5 x 39.5; EDITION: 20; PRICE: $220. Click on the image to see the whole thing....
Continuum exhibition opening on Nov 17th in Goulburn

Continuum exhibition opening on Nov 17th in Goulburn

I have finally had my woodcut tools out to do a series of works myself for a Southern Highlands Printmakers exhibition at Goulburn Regional Gallery next week. The exhibition is called “Continuum” and participating printmakers selected an artist who had lived or worked at some time in our region. Our own works drew inspiration from...
Refreshing walk after 5 days in the King Island studio

Refreshing walk after 5 days in the King Island studio

After 5 days’ printing it was time for a quick explore along the south of King Island with Andrew and Dianne Blake, the organisers of our latest workshop there. Local printmakers are hoping to get a more permenant set up at the Cultural Centre soon, as much of the current equipment, including the MES press,...
Tasmanian artist Bonnie Starrick on King Island

Tasmanian artist Bonnie Starrick on King Island

Bonnie Starrick from Tasmania at the press on the final day of her 4 day workshop on King Island with Andrew and Dianne Blake and me. Bonnie completed a number of collagraphs and an etching with aquatint. We hope very much that we can work with Bonnie and the other Tasmanian artists again after just giving them...
Another great Tassie crowd at the King Island Workshop

Another great Tassie crowd at the King Island Workshop

Courtesy of the Tasmanian Regional Arts Fund – (part of Regional Arts Australia), Andrew and Dianne Blake once again were able to include four indigenous Tasmanian artists in my recent printmaking 5-dayer with residents of King Island. Here are Sinsa, Bonnie, Dianne Blake (the workshop organiser), Tanya and Michelle, huddled around the hard working etching...
9TH PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE ON SKOPELOS IS., GREECE

9TH PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE ON SKOPELOS IS., GREECE

DETAILS: WHEN: September 3-14, 2018 WHERE: Milos Studios, Skopelos Is, Greece WHAT: Etching (copper plate) & Wood Engraving HOW MUCH: $2950 (Early Bird Price – until Dec 31) or $3250 TUTORS: Basil Hall & David Frazer HOW TO BOOK: Email Basil for a booking form. Refundable deposit of $500 to bag a place. Max 12...
It's time to talk Skopelos 2018!

It’s time to talk Skopelos 2018!

SKOPELOS PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE 2018 IS ALREADY TAKING BOOKINGS!    We have only just returned from this year’s successful trip with David Frazer accompanying Pam and me this time. We are already being flooded with enquiries about next year, as David will once again offer wood engraving and I will be overseeing a collaborative etching...
Armidale etching workshop at New England Regional Art Museum

Armidale etching workshop at New England Regional Art Museum

For the fifth time, I have just been invited back to work with the Black Gully Printmakers, who operate out of a studio under the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM). Recently, NERAM and the gallery’s fabulous fundraisers – known as the Packsaddlers – have assisted the group with the purchase of a new etching...
After the Skopelos crowd departed...

After the Skopelos crowd departed…

After our workshop participants departed in late September, I had a chance to cut a couple of new woodblocks on Skopelos in our wind-down week on the island. I am currently working on a series of eight prints for Continuum, a Southern Highlands Printmakers exhibition at Goulburn Regional Gallery, opening on November 17. Most of...
Upcoming Basil Hall Editions workshops in 2017

Upcoming Basil Hall Editions workshops in 2017

There are three workshops slated for the next few months: the first is at New England Regional Art Gallery in Armidale from 21/22 October; the next, about a week later, is in King Island (pictured here) and, finally, there will be a mono printing workshop in canberra at my studio on 11/12 December. KI and...
Wood engraving workshop to happen again in 2018!

Wood engraving workshop to happen again in 2018!

Following the success of David Frazer’s introduction of wood engraving to our course programme on Skopelos this year, we have twisted his arm into coming again in 2018. He and I are planning another exciting two week workshop for September 3-14, and I will take enquiries and deposits from anyone interested in our Early Bird...