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"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...
Keeping it in the family. April in Braidwood

Keeping it in the family. April in Braidwood

Basil and his Mum, Diana (94), proofed some of the latest plates from Merrepen Arts this week in the BHE Braidwood studio. 20 new editions will come out of his March workshop in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory, and the proofs must be ready to be taken up to show the artists...
Another workshop up north (Merrepen Arts on the Daly River)

Another workshop up north (Merrepen Arts on the Daly River)

Basil and Angus Cameron (from Nomad Art Productions) have just run a great workshop in Nauiyu, S-W of Darwin, with 10 experienced artists from Merrepen Arts. These guys have been making etchings for over 20 years, so it was a pleasure to get out there again and work with them on new images of plants...
Proofing at Merrepen Arts

Proofing at Merrepen Arts

Nomad Art’s Angus Cameron (seen here proofing on the Merrepen etching press) and Basil have just spent a week at Nauiyu on the Daly River,  working with ten artists on a new exhibition of prints to be launched during the Telstra Art Awards period in Darwin in early August. Most of the artists here have...
Merrepen Arts this week for Basil Hall Editions & Nomad Art

Merrepen Arts this week for Basil Hall Editions & Nomad Art

Basil Hall and Angus Cameron (from Nomad Art in Darwin) are working with ten artists from Merrepen Arts on the Daly River, 3 hours south west of Darwin this week. The monsoon arrived briefly as we arrived; then disappeared across to Queensland just as suddenly leaving one steamy workshop. Although most art centres have air...