This month we have an exhibition of new etchings to prepare for Djilpin Arts in Beswick (they will show at the walking with Spirits Festival in July) and Merrepen Arts in Daly River (their show is at Nomad Art in Darwin in early August). A mere 40 editions’ worth of plates to etch, aquatint, proof, RTP and print. SO, it means assembling a crack team, including Basil, Rosie Holmes and Mum. Here is the latter, hand-colouring a chine collé print for Christine Yambeing, who has done a few to show us what she wants. I can’t get a decent shot of Rosie or me, because we have barely stopped moving all week, and have knocked over 250 small, single plate etchings, many with chine collé. No point getting too cocky. We have to do the same again next week.
Merrepen and Djilpin Arts editions at BHE in May
May 12, 2016 Basil Hall