Basil and Nena Zanos have just returned from running workshops in Beswick (Wugularr) and Katherine in the Northern Territory. With the Wet Season finally starting in earnest, it was a damp affair. The team was caught by floodwaters across the Stuart Highway just north of Katherine on the first evening. Over 2 metres of water covered the bridge near Beswick too, so two days of the woodblock and etching workshop were spent at Djilpin’s gallery space in Katherine. Artists carved new woodblocks, to be hand printed in colour in our studio later, and also drew a series of the signature line etchings for which Beswick has become well known. We spent one day at the community too, as the floodwaters receded, and completed the week by conducting a workshop for Katherine residents – some non-Indigenous and some Indigenous- at Territory Craft. We were grateful for the support of Katherine Regional Arts, Djilpin Arts and the Katherine High School Art Dept (for the loan of their etching press).
April Workshops in Beswick and Katherine
April 9, 2013 Basil Hall