BHE is a centre of printmaking excellence, providing expert assistance to artists who wish to collaborate in the making of etchings, silkscreen prints, relief prints and collagraphs.
Workshops
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...
Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen and etchings on show

Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen and etchings on show

This is Harry Tjutjuna’s beautiful silkscreen (he’s seen painting the separate layers in the previous two shots on this site). It, and other prints made by the artist at the same time, is on show at Chapman & Bailey Gallery in Melbourne right now (until May 20).
Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen edition on show in Melbourne

Harry Tjutjuna silkscreen edition on show in Melbourne

Another view of Harry Tjutjuna working on a large silkscreen print which is currently showing in the Ninuku print show at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne. Basil and his wife Pam ran a workshop at Kalka in the far N-W of South Australia a couple of years ago with senior Ninuku artists and they were assisted by then-co-ordinator Matt Goff....
Harry Tjutjuna prints at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne

Harry Tjutjuna prints at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne

Basil and his wife Pam had a great trip to Pipalyatjara to work with a number of senior artists at Ninuku Arts a couple of years ago. Harry Tjutjuna was still painting there then, and completed a large silkscreen print and enough painted acetates to enable Basil to expose and make a suite of etchings in...
Workshops by arrangement anytime in Braidwood

Workshops by arrangement anytime in Braidwood

We’re a bit behind with our entries on the webpage, owing to a month of flat out editioning, so here are a couple of shots featuring Mark Ward, Mirabel Fitzgerald and Julie Holmes, who came up to work on new and existing etchings with Basil in Braidwood in February. All are experienced printmakers, so it’s a...
2017 Residencies at BHE

2017 Residencies at BHE

We have had three artists working at Basil Hall Editions in Braidwood since mid-January. Sue Thomas, who is currently enrolled at National Art School, has been here to make plates and do some proofing. An increasing number of individual artists are accessing the facilities for aquatinting, proofing, photo exposures and the use of Basil’s expertise. This...
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.