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A fortnight in the Buku Print Space, Yirrkala

A fortnight in the Buku Print Space, Yirrkala

Basil has found himself doing a surprise stint at Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala’s State of the Art art centre in N-E Arnhem Land. He will be there for a fortnight, training printers, helping generate some new works and doing some editioning with Buku’s current printers, Rebecca, Bitharr and Dhamala. In the first few days, we...
A special event on Skopelos in 2017

A special event on Skopelos in 2017

During our Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise workshops last year, we witnessed a fabulous full moon rising over the bay on the Summer Solstice. Carefully balancing his camera on an upturned ouzo bottle, Basil captured this splendid event during dinner with his wife at one of their favourite tavernas on the paralia. Come and join us...
BHE's Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

BHE’s Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

This year’s group is getting ready for departure pretty soon for Basil Hall Editions’ 2017 Printmaking in Paradise on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Here’s a view of Skopelos Town from an early morning walk above the studio. Technically, we still have one vacancy in the workshop, to be conducted this year from Sept 4-17 by...
Beautiful etchings with mono print colour from Albury

Beautiful etchings with mono print colour from Albury

Abi Thompson from Wodonga made this beautiful etching (soft ground and aquatint) and combined it with a hand-painted mono print plate at Basil’s recent etching workshop held at Creators’ Artspace in Albury-Wodonga.
Copper plates fly at Creators Artspace in Albury

Copper plates fly at Creators Artspace in Albury

Creators Artspace, a gallery and access printmaking space in Albury-Wodonga, has just had Basil down for a four day workshop. Artspace is setting up its etching area for copper plate and Edinburgh Etch, so the 13 participants had fun doing hard ground, soft ground, sugar lift, mono print (colour plates) and aquatints (not necessarily all on...
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...
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...
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...
Yirrkala Print Space celebrates 20 years

Yirrkala Print Space celebrates 20 years

Balnhdhurr- A Lasting Impression is the name of a beautiful exhibition celebrating the first 20 years operation in Buku Larrnggay’s Print Space in Yirrkala, NT. The show opened as part of the Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide on October 7 and featured a selection chosen from over 800 editions completed at the studio. Dianne Blake, Annie Studd,...
International Printmaking Workshops 2015

International Printmaking Workshops 2015

Can you imagine yourself sitting in an idyllic spot like this (an olive grove on a hillside on Skopelos Island, Greece) drawing, painting or scratching on a copper etching plate? Felicity was part of the group in 2013 and is seen here doing just that. We took our groups out into the countryside to gather...
Artist Residencies at Milos Studios with Basil Hall

Artist Residencies at Milos Studios with Basil Hall

Current artists in residence at BHE’s Skopelos studio this month have so far included Cat Macgregor, Kerri Weymouth and Bruce Donnelley. Kerri and Bruce are seen at left on a drawing expedition to a small church near the printmaking studio. They are both here for a fortnight and will be followed by Tim Kelly, who...
The BHE gallery gets a going over

The BHE gallery gets a going over

Seen here working in the BHE sales area, Pam Boyer and Fiona Navilly have been kindly donating some time to help reorganise the print collection. After our move from Darwin, a good deal of rearranging and culling has been necessary. Some work on consignment will be returned to artists and galleries, whilst other work will...