Basil has spent some time at this lonely turnoff on the Stuart Highway. On two occasions no-one has been there to meet him for up to half an hour (no names!) and he has sat in the limited shade of the mailbox hoping that he won’t have to carry all his gear in to the Art Centre on foot in 40 degree temperatures! At least these days the corner is marked with these two handsome signs indicating that Iwantja Arts is 8kms off the road (and well worth a visit). Helen waited with Nena and Basil for over an hour on this trip for the Greyhound bus to show up (Helen is in our pic with Basil). It had been delayed by mechanical trouble and by fire over the road further south. Eventually our substitute bus limped into Alice Springs with the temperature gauge going crazy. It was a 5 hour trip back from our successful workshop at Iwantja Arts, where we spent three days running a woodblock workshop and editioning 15 three colour prints. These prints will be seen at a new exhibition at Nomad Art in Canberra early in 2012.
Another Indulkana trip; this time Basil and Nena
December 9, 2011 Basil Hall