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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...
BHE is getting a new silkscreen printing table

BHE is getting a new silkscreen printing table

After 15 years of loyal service at Basil Hall Editions (yes, it’s our 15th  birthday this year!) the silkscreen table is being down-sized slightly. The table has done literally hundreds of editions, including Harry Tjutjuna’s one (shown in an earlier post) and Neil Emmerson’s Fremantle Prize-winning prints in 2006. We are purchasing a new vacuum table for the Canberra...
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...
One more from the Griffith exhibition on now

One more from the Griffith exhibition on now

This famous dress, which John whipped up very quickly and which won the 1969 Australian Gown of the Year Award, shocked with its bold design and bare arms! Kerri Weymouth’s striking screen print and the gown itself made a great double act on one wall of the main room in the Griffith Regional Art Gallery,...
Part of the current Kerri Weymouth exhibit in Griffith

Part of the current Kerri Weymouth exhibit in Griffith

This screen print, entitled “Mauve Droplet”, is Kerri’s response to the dress on the left; one by her uncle Ross Weymouth which won the 1977 Australian Gown of the Year. The exhibition featured most of the 12 winning gowns and 12 framed silkscreen prints done recently at BHE by Kerri.
Kerri Weymouth's prints launch in Griffith

Kerri Weymouth’s prints launch in Griffith

Basil was invited to open Kerri’s show at Griffith Regional Gallery last weekend. Kerri, from nearby Coleambally, worked in Melbourne in the 1980s with her fashion designing uncle Ross (Weymouth) and his partner John Claringbold. This exhibition featured some of their Gown of the Year-winning creations (now held in the Griffith Regional Gallery’s collection) and...
Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Kerri Weymouth exhibition at Griffith Regional Gallery

Basil has been working in the screen printing workshop with Coleambally (NSW) artist, Kerri Weymouth, on a series of  interpretations of the fashion design of her uncle, Ross Weymouth and his partner, John Claringbold, from the 1950s until recently. Many of their award-winning gowns will be on display in Griffith Regional Gallery from Saturday April 1 alongside...