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Yirrkala's Buku Print Space is busy as usual

Yirrkala’s Buku Print Space is busy as usual

A quiet moment after hours on Friday gave Basil a chance to photograph the busy Print Space at Buku Larnggay Mulka this week. He is working with the Yolngu printers primarily to train and to generate some new silkscreen prints and etchings. In the foreground, the screen table is loaded up with stencils for two...
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...
Jilamara artists make new prints

Jilamara artists make new prints

Jilamara artist, Pius Tipungwuti working on an etching plate, while one of Conrad Tipungwuti’s plates dries in the foreground. Although the weather was pretty wet for Basil’s recent workshop on the island, over 20 artists turned up to make a new suite of etchings which Basil will print and Jilamara will publish in the coming...
BHE Workshop on Melville Is for Jilamara

BHE Workshop on Melville Is for Jilamara

Jilamara Arts Co-ordinator, Jackie Hocking, holding up a first proof by Tina Patlas during Basil’s recent workshop on Melville Island. Basil was there for 5 days, worked with 21 artists and together they have made 27 new etchings. Senior artists and newcomers alike were all included. The rain on the edge of Cyclone Frances belted down...
"Pussycat" still making prints at 81

“Pussycat” still making prints at 81

Philip “Pussycat” Gudthaykudthay may need a walking stick these days, but he can still paint beautifully. He started making prints when Theo Tremblay worked at Ramingining in the early 1990s and has since made many more with Theo, with Northern Editions and with Red Hand, the latter two from Darwin. Now it’s our turn and we...
Ramingining Workshop

Ramingining Workshop

Basil is now out in the Central Arnhem Land community of Ramingining, making prints at Bula Bula Arts for the first time in many years. Established artists Dorothy Djukulul, Philip “Pussycat” Gudthaygudthay, Peter Mingululu, Roy Burnyila and Bobby Bunungurr were joined by others, such as Peter’s wife Shirley and Dorothy’s daughter, Joy for a busy...
Merrepen and Djilpin Arts editions at BHE in May

Merrepen and Djilpin Arts editions at BHE in May

This month we have an exhibition of new etchings to prepare for Djilpin Arts in Beswick (they will show at the walking with Spirits Festival in July) and Merrepen Arts in Daly River (their show is at Nomad Art in Darwin in early August). A mere 40 editions’ worth of plates to etch, aquatint, proof,...
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...
Basil Hall Editions exhibition starts soon in Canberra

Basil Hall Editions exhibition starts soon in Canberra

One of the artists represented in the upcoming Basil Hall Editions exhibition Etched in the Sun II at Nancy Sever Gallery in Canberra, Lena Nyadbi, is seen here painting on acetate in late 2013 for her etching. Two of her beautiful prints are in Nancy’s show, as are others by important Warmun artists…oh, and artists from...
Tom E Lewis adds his image to Series VII

Tom E Lewis adds his image to Series VII

Tom Lewis whipped up a two plate etching back in Katherine at the Djilpin Gallery, as numerous interested passers-by, locals, artists, art co-ordinators, coffee machine repairmen and gallery and cafe customers looked on. An Estonian cabinet maker, visiting Australia, played the guitar as Tommy delighted everyone with yarns about his world travels (as he painted)....
Djilpin Artists in Beswick make new prints

Djilpin Artists in Beswick make new prints

A relaxed scene at the Ghunmarn Art Centre in Beswick (new building works taking place in the background will add a new exhibition space and cafe) during Basil’s workshop for Djilpin Arts this week. 20 new etching plates will make up Gapu Series VII, continuing ten years’ of collaborative printmaking between Basil Hall Editions and the...
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...