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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...
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...
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...
Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Robyn Mayo visit from Tasmania

Tasmanian (formerly Southern Highlands, NSW-) artist, Robyn Mayo, has also been up in Braidwood working with Basil. Her visit coincided with Jessie Pangas’s residency, so they are both pictured at left, admiring a first proof of one of Robyn’s full plate line etchings. Robyn has a solo exhibition in Launceston in March, so these two...
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...
Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

Katie Breckon residency at BHE in December

WA artist, Katie Breckon, visited in December, accompanied by several parcels of stainless steel and aluminium plates. Working with Basil, she etched the aluminium pieces, inked up the weathered steel and tried a large number of combinations on the Hilton Press. The larger plates went almost to the edges of the press, so the blankets were...
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.