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Workshops
Refreshing walk after 5 days in the King Island studio

Refreshing walk after 5 days in the King Island studio

After 5 days’ printing it was time for a quick explore along the south of King Island with Andrew and Dianne Blake, the organisers of our latest workshop there. Local printmakers are hoping to get a more permenant set up at the Cultural Centre soon, as much of the current equipment, including the MES press,...
Tasmanian artist Bonnie Starrick on King Island

Tasmanian artist Bonnie Starrick on King Island

Bonnie Starrick from Tasmania at the press on the final day of her 4 day workshop on King Island with Andrew and Dianne Blake and me. Bonnie completed a number of collagraphs and an etching with aquatint. We hope very much that we can work with Bonnie and the other Tasmanian artists again after just giving them...
Another great Tassie crowd at the King Island Workshop

Another great Tassie crowd at the King Island Workshop

Courtesy of the Tasmanian Regional Arts Fund – (part of Regional Arts Australia), Andrew and Dianne Blake once again were able to include four indigenous Tasmanian artists in my recent printmaking 5-dayer with residents of King Island. Here are Sinsa, Bonnie, Dianne Blake (the workshop organiser), Tanya and Michelle, huddled around the hard working etching...
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...
Armidale etching workshop at New England Regional Art Museum

Armidale etching workshop at New England Regional Art Museum

For the fifth time, I have just been invited back to work with the Black Gully Printmakers, who operate out of a studio under the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM). Recently, NERAM and the gallery’s fabulous fundraisers – known as the Packsaddlers – have assisted the group with the purchase of a new etching...
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...