Two groups of 10 guides came out to sunny Braidwood for a visit to the studio and a talk by Basil. Unlike the galleries, the print studio not only has copies of all the prints it has done over the last 30 years but also a fascinating collection of plates, blocks and acetates, annotated proofs, anecdotes and acid. Yes, it’s all here, and that’s only the things that start with “a”. The groups seemed to enjoy themselves, and Basil certainly did, as these chats enable him to get out things he hasn’t seen for a while. There was also a demonstration or two of some plates Basil was involved in printing over the last fortnight for Beswick artists, Noreen Ashley and Milly Sandy. In the picture at left, Basil is holding up the plate made by the 7 Yunupingu sisters for a stunning series about the 7 Sisters story by these amazing Yirrkala women in 2012. The print is also seen below.
The National Gallery guides visit for a look at BHE
September 7, 2015 Basil Hall