Quite a number of Art Centres took up our “Jobkeeper Offer” and sent new work or authorised editioning of older plates and screens during Covid. Ikuntji Arts in Haasts Bluff, NT has been particularly active during the year, having fabric and fashion items screen printed, exhibiting everywhere and commissioning new and old prints on paper. This large plate is the one we used for Eunice Napanangka Jack’s 2019 Fremantle Print Prize award-winning print ‘Kuruyultu’ (2nd Prize). It was only a small, limited edition, so a new and different print run is about to be done in a different way in orange and cream. For those who notice such things, this photo is a total set-up selfie and not an action printing photo. (If I had to work cramped up in a corner like this my output would be pretty slow!) I wanted to send a picture to the artist to show her where her plate is and what the studio looks like.
Last job for the year: Eunice Napanangka Jack’s etching
December 18, 2020 Basil Hall