Basil and Mats have just finished a successful fortnight on wonderful Skopelos as guests of the Skopelos Foundation, along with nine artists from Australia, England and Sweden. Garry Shead, Christopher Croft, Belinda Fox, Judy Watson, Barbie Kjar, Adam Rish, Gary Shinfield, Mikael Kihlman and Peter Sharp, accompanied by their partners and, in some cases, children, travelled to Greece in late June for the first of what we all hope will be many such printmaking workshops. Here’s a shot of early morning Skopelos town by Basil’s partner Marj.By the end of the two weeks, each artist had made a number of etchings, drypoints, linocuts or woodcuts. It is hoped that the plates and blocks will find their way to Darwin in the coming months (having travelled home in the artists’ baggage) so Basil, Mats and the other printers can make final proofs and negotiate the editioning and possible exhibiting of the work in Australia.
A message from Greece
July 10, 2010 Basil Hall