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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...
Fireman for a day or two

Fireman for a day or two

Melbourne’s Firestation Printmaking studio invited Basil back again this year to do another workshop last weekend. Here is the group of 2016, standing behind some of their 30 assembled colour prints at the conclusion of the two days. The artists brought existing etchings and relief blocks to try out our pigment colouring method, and also...
David Frazer to join Basil as co-tutor in Skopelos, 2017

David Frazer to join Basil as co-tutor in Skopelos, 2017

Talented Victorian printmaker and painter, David Frazer, has agreed to join Basil this year as co-tutor during the September Skopelos workshops. This means that, for the first time, we will offer two tutors for the price of one, two teaching spaces, smaller groups and the opportunity to learn wood engraving, etching, relief printing, collagraph, mono...
New Skopelos Workshop dates announced for 2017

New Skopelos Workshop dates announced for 2017

It doesn’t matter how you get there, just do it! Basil Hall and David Frazer (Victorian artist) are offering another fabulous printmaking holiday at Milos Studios on the island of Skopelos in 2017. The proposed dates are from September 4-17; later in the year than we have done in the past. It will be Autumn, the water will...
International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

Our June group has concluded their fortnight on Skopelos on the BHE annual Art & Adventure trip with an exhibition in the (hastily tidied up) workshop. Here Basil shows some of the visitors around the work done in our studio over the last two weeks.
Morning tutorial in the Skopelos studio

Morning tutorial in the Skopelos studio

Anita Reynolds talks about one of her images to the group at a morning tutorial session. Many of our participants this year had not made many etchings or relief prints or were returning to printmaking after some time away, so the course was a voyage of discovery for most, a sharing of ideas for others...
Studio accommodation with a view

Studio accommodation with a view

The huge deck outside the rooms offers the perfect place for evening get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and quiet wifi activity each morning. Lisa and Anne-Marie are seen here relaxing after a day’s work.
Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

The group that attended Basil’s June workshop this year has all just departed today from Skopelos after an action-packed fortnight of outdoor sketching, walks, museum visits, taverna meals, sailing days and of course lots of studio time making prints. We concluded here on Sunday with an exhibition in the studio and the launch of nine...
More from our correspondent in Skopelos

More from our correspondent in Skopelos

The printmakers of 2016 at one of our favourite tavernas: Stella’s, just below the studio on the way to the beach. Each day we work from after breakfast at 8.30 until 12.30, before stopping for a two hour lunch break. This allows for swimming, a long lazy lunch and reading or relaxing on a beach...
The gang's all here

The gang’s all here

The first breakfast and meeting of our 2016 Skopelos printmakers. Each morning we meet for Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and Skopelos honey in our breakfast room above the studio, before heading down for our morning tutorial and all-day action. Basil is being assisted again this year by his wife, Pam Boyer, who prepares the breakfasts...
Basil Hall Editions at Nancy Sever opening buzzes!

Basil Hall Editions at Nancy Sever opening buzzes!

Facebook is abuzz with pictures and comments about the packed opening of our exhibition at Nancy Sever Gallery in Canberra last Friday! Although we don’t have photos of the opening to put up here yet, here’s a shot of Basil working with Shirley Purdie on her beautiful etching for the show. Shirley, Lena Nyadbi, Mabel...
A BIG EVENT COMING UP ON MAY 6!! BHE EXHIBITION AT NANCY SEVER GALLERY, CANBERRA

A BIG EVENT COMING UP ON MAY 6!! BHE EXHIBITION AT NANCY SEVER GALLERY, CANBERRA

It has been nearly 8 years since our last Basil Hall Editions exhibition, although most of our prints show regularly in exhibitions put on by commercial galleries and the Indigenous art centres themselves. In 2008 we put up Etched in the Sun at the Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra and exhibited over 150 pieces. The former Director...