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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...
An old hand runs the prints through

An old hand runs the prints through

Artsworker at Jilamara Arts, Glenn Farmer has worked with many of Australia’s printmakers. Here he runs through an early proof of one of his own etchings, done during Basil’s recent workshop on Melville Island. Jilamara has a well-equipped printmaking room off the mens’ shed, and a fine collection of prints for sale in their gallery,...
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...
Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen and etchings on show

Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen and etchings on show

This is Harry Tjutjuna’s beautiful silkscreen (he’s seen painting the separate layers in the previous two shots on this site). It, and other prints made by the artist at the same time, is on show at Chapman & Bailey Gallery in Melbourne right now (until May 20).
Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen edition on show in Melbourne

Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen edition on show in Melbourne

Another view of Harry Tjutjuna working on a large silkscreen print which is currently showing in the Ninuku print show at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne. Basil and his wife Pam ran a workshop at Kalka in the far N-W of South Australia a couple of years ago with senior Ninuku artists and they were assisted by then-co-ordinator Matt Goff....
Harry Tjutjuna prints at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne

Harry Tjutjuna prints at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne

Basil and his wife Pam had a great trip to Pipalyatjara to work with a number of senior artists at Ninuku Arts a couple of years ago. Harry Tjutjuna was still painting there then, and completed a large silkscreen print and enough painted acetates to enable Basil to expose and make a suite of etchings in...
Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

WA artist, Katie Breckon, visited in December, accompanied by several parcels of stainless steel and aluminium plates. Working with Basil, she etched the aluminium pieces, inked up the weathered steel and tried a large number of combinations on the Hilton Press. The larger plates went almost to the edges of the press, so the blankets were...
Another printmaking veteran from Raminginning

Another printmaking veteran from Raminginning

Artist: Roy Burnyila;  Medium: Silkscreen; Dimensions: 595 x 420 mm;  (Image Copyright 2016 Bula Bula Arts)  Sales enquiries Bula Bula Arts on 08 8979 7911
Another new Raminginning silkscreen

Another new Raminginning silkscreen

Artist: Peter Minygululu; Medium: Silkscreen; Dimensions: 595 x 420 mm (Image Copyright 2016 Bula Bula Arts)  Sales enquiries: Bula Bula on 08 8979 7911
"Pussycat" Philip Gudthaykudthay still printing at 81

“Pussycat” Philip Gudthaykudthay still printing at 81

Artist: Philip Gudthaykudthay;  Medium: Silkscreen; Dimensions: 575 x 420 mm; (Image Copyright 2016 Bula Bula Arts); Sales enquiries to Bula Bula Arts (08 8979 7911)