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After the Skopelos crowd departed...

After the Skopelos crowd departed…

After our workshop participants departed in late September, I had a chance to cut a couple of new woodblocks on Skopelos in our wind-down week on the island. I am currently working on a series of eight prints for Continuum, a Southern Highlands Printmakers exhibition at Goulburn Regional Gallery, opening on November 17. Most of...
Upcoming Basil Hall Editions workshops in 2017

Upcoming Basil Hall Editions workshops in 2017

There are three workshops slated for the next few months: the first is at New England Regional Art Gallery in Armidale from 21/22 October; the next, about a week later, is in King Island (pictured here) and, finally, there will be a mono printing workshop in canberra at my studio on 11/12 December. KI and...
Wood engraving workshop to happen again in 2018!

Wood engraving workshop to happen again in 2018!

Following the success of David Frazer’s introduction of wood engraving to our course programme on Skopelos this year, we have twisted his arm into coming again in 2018. He and I are planning another exciting two week workshop for September 3-14, and I will take enquiries and deposits from anyone interested in our Early Bird...
Pam, Basil and David return from our Skopelos workshops

Pam, Basil and David return from our Skopelos workshops

The team has just returned to Australia after another exciting Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise adventure. This year, David Frazer joined Pam and me. This meant that we could offer wood engraving for the first time. David used a new studio we created above the workshop space, so each of us was able to work with...
Launch of 2017 Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise

Launch of 2017 Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise

David Frazer and Basil Hall at the launch of our 2017 Skopelos printmaking workshop. So far the hardest decision the group has had to make is whether to go on a day’s sailing on Friday to Alonissos (seen in the background) or visit a traditional prune oven up on the side of Mount Delphi to...
Skopelos 2017 kicks off in gorgeous weather

Skopelos 2017 kicks off in gorgeous weather

It’s Monday September 4, and Davis Frazer, Pam and I have just kicked off Day 1 of our latest Printmaking in Paradise workshop on Skopelos Island in Greece. Here we all are on the verandah after breakfast doing our introductions. We have 12 participating artists, three staff and another 9 partners, friends and family make...
The Canberra studio hosts another woodcut workshop

The Canberra studio hosts another woodcut workshop

This weekend I’m running another weekend workshop in Canberra for three locals and one Sydney visitor. We’re once again doing our popular coloured woodblock two-dayer; one that I’ve offered in communities up north, and, more recently, in Melbourne, Sydney, Armidale and Albury. Blocks have to be drawn, cut and hand-printed onto chine colle paper on...
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...
BHE's first workshop in the Canberra studio

BHE’s first workshop in the Canberra studio

Basil Hall Editions is currently running its first workshop in the Canberra studio. First cab off the rank for this year is a colour woodblock workshop for four participants from Canberra and Sydney. At left, Don is making some adjustments to the fine block he drew and cut on the first day. Each artist has...
Sturt woodblock books

Sturt woodblock books

A close up of some of the beautiful concertina books made during the recent Sturt Workshops in Mittagong. Basil had a group of 10 artists for the five day woodblock experience. Sturt runs these workshops in both Winter and Summer and participants can do everything from painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, wood, metalwork, textiles, calligraphy….check out...
Woodblock prints at Sturt in Mittagong, 2017

Woodblock prints at Sturt in Mittagong, 2017

Here is the happy gang at the end of another successful Sturt Workshop, held in the Southern Highlands town of Mittagong each year. This year, Basil ran a woodblock course, during which participants were able to cut a number of blocks. We used Shina ply, kauri pine ply and cheap Bunnings ply (for grainy backgrounds) and...
Tasmanian artist Brigitte Wolfe attends King Island workshop

Tasmanian artist Brigitte Wolfe attends King Island workshop

Tasmanian artist, Brigitte Wolfe flew over to join our recent printmaking workshops on King Island, courtesy of Arts Tasmania, and following a residency at Cradle Mountain. All hands on deck (see left) as Basil and workshop facilitator, Andrew Blake, attend to the printing of one of Brigitte’s sensitive little woodblock prints.