BHE is a centre of printmaking excellence, providing expert assistance to artists who wish to collaborate in the making of etchings, silkscreen prints, relief prints and collagraphs.
Residencies

We’re a bit behind with our entries on the webpage, owing to a month of flat out editioning, so here are a couple of shots featuring Mark Ward, Mirabel Fitzgerald and Julie Holmes, who came up to work on new and existing etchings with Basil in Braidwood in February. All are experienced printmakers, so it’s a...
Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Tasmanian (formerly Southern Highlands, NSW-) artist, Robyn Mayo, has also been up in Braidwood working with Basil. Her visit coincided with Jessie Pangas’s residency, so they are both pictured at left, admiring a first proof of one of Robyn’s full plate line etchings. Robyn has a solo exhibition in Launceston in March, so these two...
Jessie Pangas silkscreen print

Jessie Pangas silkscreen print

Jessie Pangas completed this 10 colour silkscreen print in two days with Basil in BHE’s Canberra studio during her recent residency. She used a variety of techniques, including painted positives, reduction printing and a final charcoal drawing done on True Grain film. The Canberra studio is ideal for individual artists who want to access silkscreen...
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...
Richard Griffiths flew over to King Is from Tasmania for the workshop

Richard Griffiths flew over to King Is from Tasmania for the workshop

Basil, former NSW- now Tasmanian artist- Richard Griffiths, and workshop facilitator, Andrew Blake enjoying the printing on Day 3 of the 5 day workshop Basil ran with the Blakes on King Island last week. Richard came over with the assistance of Arts Tasmania and enjoyed learning some new printmaking techniques to add to those he...
King Island 2016 Printmaking Workshops

King Island 2016 Printmaking Workshops

This year, with the assistance of Arts Tasmania, three indigenous artists from northern Tasmania once again joined the workshop run by Basil Hall and Andrew and Dianne Blake on King Island. Here Cheryl Rose and Basil check out her first coloured woodblock on Day 3. Although the pigment-colouring technique can be done by hand, we...
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.
Christopher Croft plates at Basil Hall Editions

Christopher Croft plates at Basil Hall Editions

Munich-based Australian artist Christopher Croft (seen here working at Basil Hall Editions in 2009) is currently in the country. Although he was unable to work in the studio in Braidwood this trip, he has had us make 21 photo exposures for a series of small etching works he has been contemplating for a number of years....
Jane Moore residency at BHE, Braidwood

Jane Moore residency at BHE, Braidwood

Darwin artist Jane Moore has been back at Basil Hall Editions, bringing a touch of the Territory to Braidwood. Rocky escarpments and the panoramic floodplains of Kakadu have been emerging over the week. The image at left is one that Jane started on her last trip south and an early proof has been much-admired on...
Artists in residence at BHE Braidwood

Artists in residence at BHE Braidwood

Sydney art teachers and exhibiting artists, Camille Softley and Emily Johnson have been working in Braidwood at BHE. Both have been making new etchings, with Basil in occasional attendance to advise or crank up the aquatint box. Camille’s new work will be seen this week in a group exhibition in Sydney, while Emily has been...
Another shot from Karen Mills' residency at BHE

Another shot from Karen Mills’ residency at BHE

A final shot from the Karen Mills residency at BHE last week. Karen and Basil are seen checking out the proofs taken from various combinations of her 8 plates. As they were all identically sized, the possibilities for combining combinations of plates were endless. Karen has now returned to Darwin, where she is showing her...