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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...
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...
Another Workshop in Braidwood

Another Workshop in Braidwood

Sue, Fi, Renald, Gill and Lisa hard at it in our Braidwood studio at a recent workshop. The new studio is proving to be ideal for small workshops for around 4-5 people, and Basil is happy to do them, by arrangement, for any such groups who contact BHE. During the February workshop, pictured here, participants...
A third Artist in Residence on Skopelos

A third Artist in Residence on Skopelos

Helen Mueller will also join us as an artist in residence on Skopelos in 2013. Helen is one of a small consortium of artists who have established the studio we use on the island for workshops and residencies, and this is her second visit. Helen will continue to research new ways of etching zinc plates...
Christening the new Braidwood studio

Christening the new Braidwood studio

The proud proprietor surveys the scene during our first workshop in Braidwood. The studio proved to be a great place to work when three artists travelled from Greece (via Bungendore), Mollymook and Griffith to attend a weekend try out of the facilities. We managed to pack plenty in to the time, using the aquatint facilities...
A fun workshop in Canberra to start the year

A fun workshop in Canberra to start the year

A group of the participants at our recent workshop in Canberra in January enjoying a print straight off the Heidelberg press, lent to us by the Artists’ Society of Canberra. We used plastic plates for mono prints, drypoints and as colour plates, while zinc plates were distributed for the other etching processes. An aquatint spray...
First Workshop for 2014...in Canberra

First Workshop for 2014…in Canberra

The Artists’ Society of Canberra once again invited Basil to run a printmaking workshop as part of their 2014 summer school, held in the Canberra suburb of Holt. We transformed a science laboratory into an etching studio – equipped with fume cupboard to house a small tray of acid for etching our plates – and...