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Jessie Pangas residency in January

Jessie Pangas residency in January

Jessie Pangas from northern Tasmania has been in the studios in Braidwood (etching and collagraph) and Canberra (silkscreen) recently, working with Basil on new and existing images. Here, she is fine-tuning an older collagraph block (now with added carborundum for the darkest areas). The block itself, made using incised boxboard, paint and shellac, is seen...
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...
International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

Our June group has concluded their fortnight on Skopelos on the BHE annual Art & Adventure trip with an exhibition in the (hastily tidied up) workshop. Here Basil shows some of the visitors around the work done in our studio over the last two weeks.
A couple of Greek characters

A couple of Greek characters

Penny and Lisa examining one of Penny’s successful colour etchings, made using a combination of soft ground and collagraph techniques.
Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

The group that attended Basil’s June workshop this year has all just departed today from Skopelos after an action-packed fortnight of outdoor sketching, walks, museum visits, taverna meals, sailing days and of course lots of studio time making prints. We concluded here on Sunday with an exhibition in the studio and the launch of nine...
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,...
Editioning on Skopelos

Editioning on Skopelos

Jane Skepper examines a proof in the Milos Studio, during Basil’s June-July workshop. In the foreground, four beautiful Greek churches (colour etchings by Cathy Blake) go under the drying boards. Each of the participants in this workshop, and Basil himself, have made a small edition which was shared amongst the group.
Fabulous Skopelos. BHE Printmaking Workshop 2015

Fabulous Skopelos. BHE Printmaking Workshop 2015

The Milos printmaking studio on Skopelos has been buzzing for the last two months! First there was a workshop run by Melbourne artists Gaye Patterson and Steph Bolt in May-June and, more recently, one by Basil from June 29 until July 12. We have also hosted an artist residency by Sydney mixed media artist, Michele...
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...
Greek Residencies & Print Workshops

Greek Residencies & Print Workshops

If you are into Art & Adventure, you might consider a residency in our Milos Studio on Skopelos Island in 2015. The studio has two etching presses, a drying rack and facilities for the making of linocuts and woodcuts, collagraphs and etchings. The well-lit space overlooking the Aegean is also suitable for visual artists in...