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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.
Not a bad spot for a printmaking workshop. King Island, 2016

Not a bad spot for a printmaking workshop. King Island, 2016

Basil, Dianne Blake (workshop facilitator) and Pam Boyer on the dunes overlooking the west coast of King Island after the 5 day workshop recently, attended by 11 local artists, one from Sydney and 4 visitors from northern Tasmania. 
Etching on King Island

Etching on King Island

Sydney artist, Lisa Marshall, came down for Basil’s recent workshops on King Island, and participated in both the woodblock and etching. Lisa stayed in a beach-side cottage and spent plenty of time collecting material on the beach nearby. She ended up drawing and aquatinting one of the huge sponge-like plants she found, and Basil printed...
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...
A beautiful woodblock done on King Island

A beautiful woodblock done on King Island

A very successful woodblock done by Caroline during Basil’s recent workshop on King Island. It was coloured from behind with powder pigment before being chine collé-d to a backing of Magnani paper and run through the press. Thanks again to Andrew and Dianne Blake for facilitating the workshop, loaning the press and looking after us so...
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...
Fireman for a day or two

Fireman for a day or two

Melbourne’s Firestation Printmaking studio invited Basil back again this year to do another workshop last weekend. Here is the group of 2016, standing behind some of their 30 assembled colour prints at the conclusion of the two days. The artists brought existing etchings and relief blocks to try out our pigment colouring method, and also...