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Basil Hall Editions (Braidwood) ready for action in January 2013

Basil Hall Editions (Braidwood) ready for action in January 2013

This is looking better! The relief press has been refurbished and now has a hydraulic ram (still needs a paint). Most of the shelving is in and we are pretty much ready for action in 2013. The first workshops are in January and one of these will be a private one Basil is doing with...
A trip to Hall's Creek

A trip to Hall’s Creek

Our second remote workshop for 2012 took place in late March, and Basil was accompanied by UK printmaker, Sarah Fountain. This was our first visit for 10 years to Yarliyil Art Centre in Hall’s Creek, Western Australia, so it was exciting to see the changes (they have moved across the highway into the old Shire building and canvas...
One spot left in our 2012 Workshops in Greece!

One spot left in our 2012 Workshops in Greece!

There is just one place still available in our July 2-15 workshop on Skopelos this year. The June workshop is fully subscribed, as is the accommodation we suggested to our participants. Contact Basil by email immediately if you are interested. Here is some more info on the apartments we are using: Milos Apartments on Skopelos...
Mangkaja Art Centre hosts an etching workshop

Mangkaja Art Centre hosts an etching workshop

Mervyn Street spit biting a new etching plate during the workshop conducted at Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia in November by Basil and Mats. Mangkaja purchased a small etching press for the project and it made a huge difference to be able to show over 20 artists their proofs in full colour at...
Paruku Project, Mulan 2011

Paruku Project, Mulan 2011

The Paruku project, organised and orchestrated by NSW artist Mandy Martin, and involving scientists, anthropologists, writers, artists, pilots, benefactors and fabulous camp cooks took place in August near Lake Gregory in the Great Sandy Desert of WA. Basil was lucky enough to attend for four days’ camping with the group and was able to meet...

Surprised artist celebrates 55 in June

Skopelos Director Gloria Carr and Assoc. Director Jill Somer surprised Basil with a birthday cake at a local taverna. With only one of a possible 55 candles to blow out, and a gentle Mediterranean breeze, the job was done with little effort but plenty of facial expression! Happy Birthday, Bill (Vasilis).

Basil examining a proof of a woodblock print he made

During his two week residency this time, Basil made two reduction woodblocks using the hydraulic press. The studio has good drying racks and excellent weather for drying!

General studio view showing three presses

Basil at work using the hydraulic press. Two very nice Italian etching presses are in the background. Through the door at the top is a fine vegetable garden and shed, where Skopelos Foundation Facilities Manager, Giorgos, may invite you for a glass or two of local brew tsipouro to inspire you to greater heights.

The view as you clean your plate or block

Skopelos Residency at last! June-July 09

The Skopelos Foundation has an excellent printmaking workshop as part of its extensive facilities for artists on the Greek island of Skopelos in the Sporades group. Many Aussie artists have used the workshop, including Dianne Fogwell, Gaye Paterson, Steph Bolt, Liz Jeneid, Basil (twice) and several others. The view, overlooking the town of Skopelos and...