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New Basil Hall woodblock prints in Goulburn Exhibition

New Basil Hall woodblock prints in Goulburn Exhibition

The third in a series of four woodblocks addressing the current sea battles being waged between Border Force and an as yet largely un-processed group of desperate people apparently fleeing their native countries just to annoy our government. This one is called “Australia(r)”. The image comes from a larger piece in the same exhibition and...
Continuum exhibition opening on Nov 17th in Goulburn

Continuum exhibition opening on Nov 17th in Goulburn

I have finally had my woodcut tools out to do a series of works myself for a Southern Highlands Printmakers exhibition at Goulburn Regional Gallery next week. The exhibition is called “Continuum” and participating printmakers selected an artist who had lived or worked at some time in our region. Our own works drew inspiration from...
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,...
BHE is getting a new silkscreen printing table

BHE is getting a new silkscreen printing table

After 15 years of loyal service at Basil Hall Editions (yes, it’s our 15th  birthday this year!) the silkscreen table is being down-sized slightly. The table has done literally hundreds of editions, including Harry Tjutjuna’s one (shown in an earlier post) and Neil Emmerson’s Fremantle Prize-winning prints in 2006. We are purchasing a new vacuum table for the Canberra...
The BHE gallery gets a going over

The BHE gallery gets a going over

Seen here working in the BHE sales area, Pam Boyer and Fiona Navilly have been kindly donating some time to help reorganise the print collection. After our move from Darwin, a good deal of rearranging and culling has been necessary. Some work on consignment will be returned to artists and galleries, whilst other work will...
Basil Hall Editions Workshop Proof Exhibition, Braidwood NSW

Basil Hall Editions Workshop Proof Exhibition, Braidwood NSW

Basil Hall Editions will exhibit around 30 works in a small exhibition at the Braidwood Community Arts Centre in Wallace St, Braidwood, NSW this month. Opening to the public on Sept 15, the exhibition will include major works by Lena Nyadbi, Maringka Baker (etching 2009, at left), Mandy Martin, Kumanjayi Cherel, Dorothy Napangardi, Regina Wilson...

Etchings based on Jenny Sages Dobell Prize entries…for a special price

Have a look at this beautiful softground drawing and the other five in Jenny Sages’ 2002 series of prints entitled “Red Shoes from Vinnies”. These were based on a series of one-off drawings she entered in the Dobell Prize a year earlier. We are currently offering an extension on the price reduction of $90 on...