Artists Tommy Minburra and Nicholas Baru Pascoe working on the last day of our woodblock and silkscreen workshop last week. Tommy is using his hair brush (made using long strands of straight human hair attached to a handle) to outline the woodcut we made in a delicate white line. This line will be silkscreened over the woodcut back in Canberra before the Darwin Art Fair. Nicholas, being from Central Arnhem Land originally, has chosen to make his brush by splitting and stripping a tall grass he found not far from the art centre. The long strands were then attached to a brush handle and trimmed, making an excellent rarrk brush for cross hatching this beautiful silkscreen he is finishing here.
Elcho Island artists enjoy another printmaking workshop
June 22, 2021 Basil Hall