This picture of Tiger, one of Indulkana Art Centre’s artists, comes courtesy of current staffer and printmaker Beth Conway. A very successful woodblock workshop was run by Basil and Beth in early September (as flagged in an earlier blog) before Basil headed north to work in Maningrida and Turkey Creek. It has been a busy month. In the recently renovated Indulkana Art Centre, we worked with a group of enthusiastic wood block cutters and have created a very different look in our latest series of prints. Most will be printed with fewer colours than previously and we will use softer shades and chine colle. This means hand printing the blocks in our Braidwood, NSW studio onto Japanese paper, and later adhering the light tissue onto a stronger Magnani backing. Powdered pigment (colour) is applied to the back of the Japanese paper first!
Tiger’s hat, Indulkana Arts Centre, September
October 10, 2013 Basil Hall