Basil and Antonia Aitken are busy over the next two weeks proofing and then editioning etchings by Shirley Purdie, Peggy Patrick and Gordon Barney. These beautiful prints were commenced in Warmun in late 2013 and will accompany two by Lena Nyadbi and Mabel Juli (see Warmun Art and Nomad Art Productions websites) in an exhibition at Nomad in Darwin in July. The etchings came out of a workshop conducted by Basil Hall and Pam Boyer and represent part of what we hope will be a “time capsule” of the work of one of the most extraordinary and talented groups of indigenous artists working in Australia today. Here Basil is sanding a small blemish on the green and black plate during the proofing day today. Four plates and two silkscreened colours..
New Shirley Purdie etching at Basil Hall Editions
May 13, 2015 Basil Hall