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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...
Another new woodblock print by Basil Hall for Goulburn exhibition

Another new woodblock print by Basil Hall for Goulburn exhibition

“Nil By Sea”, with a title referencing the words of our wonderful notional anthem, is a woodblock hand-printed over a silkscreened image on Iwaki paper (can you spot our prime minister pondering in the bottom right hand corner?) DIMENSIONS: 29.5 x 39.5; EDITION: 20; PRICE: $220. Click on the image to see the whole thing....
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...
9TH PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE ON SKOPELOS IS., GREECE

9TH PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE ON SKOPELOS IS., GREECE

DETAILS: WHEN: September 3-14, 2018 WHERE: Milos Studios, Skopelos Is, Greece WHAT: Etching (copper plate) & Wood Engraving HOW MUCH: $2950 (Early Bird Price – until Dec 31) or $3250 TUTORS: Basil Hall & David Frazer HOW TO BOOK: Email Basil for a booking form. Refundable deposit of $500 to bag a place. Max 12...
It's time to talk Skopelos 2018!

It’s time to talk Skopelos 2018!

SKOPELOS PRINTMAKING IN PARADISE 2018 IS ALREADY TAKING BOOKINGS!    We have only just returned from this year’s successful trip with David Frazer accompanying Pam and me this time. We are already being flooded with enquiries about next year, as David will once again offer wood engraving and I will be overseeing a collaborative etching...
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...