In 2022 Basil Hall Editions celebrates 20 years as an independent small business, dedicated to working collaboratively with artists on printmaking projects, running workshops, providing advice and assistance and making beautiful works on paper. We would like to thank the hundreds of individual artists and scores of Indigenous Art Centres who have chosen to work with us over the years and who have entrusted us with the task of making your editions of prints for you in Darwin, Braidwood, and now Canberra. Thank you to all the printers who have helped make BHE a fun and respected team to work with. There are over 20 of you – now scattered all over Australia – many still making prints or printing for others.
As part of the celebration this year, we will be announcing our gift of the BHE Studio Archive 2002-2022 to the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia. Curator, Henry Skerritt, was recently in Australia and he’s pictured here at our Nancy Sever exhibition in Canberra in December-January. Also pictured are fellow donors to the Kluge-Ruhe collection, Louise Hamby (weavings collected in Arnhem Land) and Neil Lanceley & Denise Salvestro (prints).