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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...
Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Basil has been working in the screen printing workshop with Coleambally (NSW) artist, Kerri Weymouth, on a series of  interpretations of the fashion design of her uncle, Ross Weymouth and his partner, John Claringbold, from the 1950s until recently. Many of their award-winning gowns will be on display in Griffith Regional Gallery from Saturday April 1 alongside...
Filming at BHE Canberra for St Vincents Hospital Project

Filming at BHE Canberra for St Vincents Hospital Project

Today was the final day on our St Vincent’s Hospital Project, referred to in earlier blogs. Mirri Mirri from Sydney have been engaged to film the whole process from initial workshops with over 50 artists in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to the printing of the last colour on each of the 3 panels in our...
Printing underway for St Vincents Hospital Project

Printing underway for St Vincents Hospital Project

Printing is well underway on the St Vincents Hospital Project triptych. With Clinton Barker on the one-arm and Basil on the artwork and screen preparation, beautiful things are finally happening on this exciting initiative. A film crew and our organiser, Monique Silk, will be here next Thursday to take some action shots in the studio,...
Jeffrey Samuels co-ordinates St Vincent's Hospital Part II

Jeffrey Samuels co-ordinates St Vincent’s Hospital Part II

Our second invited Artist/Co-ordinator, Jeffrey Samuels, ran the Sydney workshop today. 16 staff members from various parts of the St Vincent’s group of hospitals and clinics bravely took part in what will be a large collaborative silkscreened mural. The finished work will be in an edition of 55 and will therefore be able to be...
Vicki Couzens co-ordinates the Melbourne silkscreen project

Vicki Couzens co-ordinates the Melbourne silkscreen project

Victorian artist, Vicki Couzens, co-ordinated our first workshop (in Melbourne) as part of St Vincent’s Hospital’s Reconciliation Mural Project. Assisted by Basil, she introduced a group of staff members from the hospital to the idea of painting their own responses to the theme of reconciliation, and guided the sometimes apprehensive artists through the acetate painting...
And on we go to Sydney. St Vincent's Hospital Project Part II

And on we go to Sydney. St Vincent’s Hospital Project Part II

As the founder of the Sisters of Charity, Mary Aikenhead, looks on, current day Events Manager, Christopher talks at the conclusion of the session about his design for the St Vincent’s Hospital collaborative Reconciliation mural at our workshop this week. 16 staff members attended the Sydney workshop and each produced a beautiful design under the...
New Art Project starts at St Vincent's Hospitals

New Art Project starts at St Vincent’s Hospitals

An exciting Reconciliation mural project, initiated by Monique Silk (Art Co-ordinator for the St Vincent’s Hospital Group) has just been kicked off in Melbourne. Involving three Indigenous artists: Vicki Couzens (Vic), Jeffrey Samuels (NSW) and Bianca Beetson (Qld) and Basil Hall Editions, the project will comprise over 55 individual painted contributions by staff at the SVH hospitals...
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...
A new Buku Larrnggay Print Project

A new Buku Larrnggay Print Project

Will Stubbs, Annie Studd and artist Wukun Wanambi examine some of the proofs done in the Buku Print Shop last week during Basil’s visit in late April. Basil, Annie and two of her printers worked on nearly 20 separate 40 x 40 cm images, many with chîne collé and/or colour plates. The editions will be...