I have just completed the first in a series of new collagraph works, examining aspects of our history/histories, as recorded by trees. Who can trust anyone else? Using the collagraph block has enabled me to work closer to the scale of the subject and the materials are considerably cheaper and less toxic to manage on the larger surface. Also, I am running a lot of Collagraph workshops around the country this year, so I thought I’d better have some recent examples of my work! I have already introduced the medium at Merrepen Arts in Ngaiau (Daly River, NT) and the artists engaged with it extremely well. It’s accessible, non-smelly and requires skills most artists and makers already have, so the tutor gets to introduce an idea and then stand back and marvel at what creative people do with it. I have a list of upcoming workshops in Collagraphic Printmaking listed in an earlier post.
This is just a section of the collagraph “Under Our Skin I” 2022 by Basil Hall. It is 100 x 59cms and is priced at $950 unframed.