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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...
A BIG EVENT COMING UP ON MAY 6!! BHE EXHIBITION AT NANCY SEVER GALLERY, CANBERRA

A BIG EVENT COMING UP ON MAY 6!! BHE EXHIBITION AT NANCY SEVER GALLERY, CANBERRA

It has been nearly 8 years since our last Basil Hall Editions exhibition, although most of our prints show regularly in exhibitions put on by commercial galleries and the Indigenous art centres themselves. In 2008 we put up Etched in the Sun at the Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra and exhibited over 150 pieces. The former Director...
Woodblock exhibition in Mittagong

Woodblock exhibition in Mittagong

At the conclusion of the week, each of the groups participating in Sturt’s annual Summer School puts on an exhibition of the work produced by the artists. This is a shot of our concertina Artists’ Books, each comprising a small example by all of the members of the group, with covers designed  and customised by...
Regular pin-up printmaker plays concertina book

Regular pin-up printmaker plays concertina book

Speaking of our annual workshops on the Greek island of Skopelos, Basil used a project Steph Bolt and he have often done with their groups there as a focus in Armidale recently too. The humble concertina book, containing examples of etchings by each of the participants, was a handsome production. Not only did everyone get a set of...
New prints for Mimili Maku

New prints for Mimili Maku

Clinton Barker and Basil have been working at Megalo Print Studio on new silkscreen prints for Mimili Maku Arts Centre in South Australia and for Djilpin Arts in Beswick, NT. Because the BHE silkscreen gear is still on its way from Darwin, we accessed Megalo’s fine workshop in its last few weeks at the Watson...
Art Melbourne, May 19-22

Art Melbourne, May 19-22

The organisers of Art Melbourne, Single Market Events, kindly invited Buku Larrnggay Print Space and Basil Hall Editions to share a stand at the recent Art Melbourne event in May. In return, our printers worked tirelessly on the press (loaned by Melbourne Etching Supplies) for three days to demonstrate colour etching printing techniques. Mats, Basil, Barrata,...

Warakurna and Papunya visitors at Telstra time!

During the Telstra Awards weekend in August we have had plenty of visitors. Basil was really happy to welcome Dorcas Bennett, Judith Chambers and Mrs Porter (front) from Warakurna Artists (Judith did the Tjanpi design on our first Desert Mob box in the blog below) and also Patrick and Isobel Major and Kasumi Ejiri (at...

Collectors! 40 beautiful woodblocks in a Tjanpi box

Here is the first look at our new 20th Anniversary Desert Mob folio box, containing prints from each of the 40 Desart-affiliated art centres in Central Australia, APY Lands, the Barkly, Kimberley, Western Desert and Northern goldfields of Western Australia.With a specially commissioned Tjanpi Weavers piece on each box, this is a collectors’ item. There...

Helen Geier at BHE for a new project

NSW artist Helen Geier has recently spent two weeks in Darwin working with Basil on a new folio of exquisite etchings. These have been based on installation photographs of segments of Helen’s exhibition pieces, seen at the Araluen Centre in Alice Springs in 2008. New additions to the images came out of her August 2009...

Mandy Martin etching (triptych) Imanara 2009

Mandy Martin’s triptych Imanara, an etching on Hahnemuhle paper made in 2009. Mandy worked with Kumanjayi Cherel at Fitzroy Crossing; each artist painting and subsequently making an etching of this scene of Painted Rocks, a sacred site on Cherel’s land. Three generations of his family and the current manager of the cattle property on which...