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Workshops
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...
Big month printing for Jilamara Arts

Big month printing for Jilamara Arts

Since I returned from the Tiwi Islands in May, the studio has been busy working on the 28 editions created by the Jilamara mob at that workshop. The first show of this new work isn’t until September at Nomad Art in Darwin, but with our absence for most of August and all September running the...
Yirrkala's Buku Print Space is busy as usual

Yirrkala’s Buku Print Space is busy as usual

A quiet moment after hours on Friday gave Basil a chance to photograph the busy Print Space at Buku Larnggay Mulka this week. He is working with the Yolngu printers primarily to train and to generate some new silkscreen prints and etchings. In the foreground, the screen table is loaded up with stencils for two...
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...
A special event on Skopelos in 2017

A special event on Skopelos in 2017

During our Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise workshops last year, we witnessed a fabulous full moon rising over the bay on the Summer Solstice. Carefully balancing his camera on an upturned ouzo bottle, Basil captured this splendid event during dinner with his wife at one of their favourite tavernas on the paralia. Come and join us...
BHE's Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

BHE’s Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

This year’s group is getting ready for departure pretty soon for Basil Hall Editions’ 2017 Printmaking in Paradise on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Here’s a view of Skopelos Town from an early morning walk above the studio. Technically, we still have one vacancy in the workshop, to be conducted this year from Sept 4-17 by...
Beautiful etchings with mono print colour from Albury

Beautiful etchings with mono print colour from Albury

Abi Thompson from Wodonga made this beautiful etching (soft ground and aquatint) and combined it with a hand-painted mono print plate at Basil’s recent etching workshop held at Creators’ Artspace in Albury-Wodonga.
Copper plates fly at Creators Artspace in Albury

Copper plates fly at Creators Artspace in Albury

Creators Artspace, a gallery and access printmaking space in Albury-Wodonga, has just had Basil down for a four day workshop. Artspace is setting up its etching area for copper plate and Edinburgh Etch, so the 13 participants had fun doing hard ground, soft ground, sugar lift, mono print (colour plates) and aquatints (not necessarily all on...
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...
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,...
Jilamara artists make new prints

Jilamara artists make new prints

Jilamara artist, Pius Tipungwuti working on an etching plate, while one of Conrad Tipungwuti’s plates dries in the foreground. Although the weather was pretty wet for Basil’s recent workshop on the island, over 20 artists turned up to make a new suite of etchings which Basil will print and Jilamara will publish in the coming...
BHE Workshop on Melville Is for Jilamara

BHE Workshop on Melville Is for Jilamara

Jilamara Arts Co-ordinator, Jackie Hocking, holding up a first proof by Tina Patlas during Basil’s recent workshop on Melville Island. Basil was there for 5 days, worked with 21 artists and together they have made 27 new etchings. Senior artists and newcomers alike were all included. The rain on the edge of Cyclone Frances belted down...