Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1942

  • France 1973, 1982
  • Hungary 1983
  • United States of America, England 1989-90

Basil HALL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1954

printer, intaglio


commenced 1985 – 2000

print workshop (organisation)

Creation 1994-95
Collection Title: Kangaroo series/ DH Lawrence series
Place made: Studio One, Kingston Art Space, 71 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in blue-black ink, from one plate Support: off-white wove Hahnemuhle 735 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: right-to-print proof
Edition: edition of 50; plus 1 workshop proof, 1 printer's proof

Edition Notes: Printed with cloth wipe by Paul Peisley. Gary Shead decided he wanted more contrast, so re-printed by Basil Hall with hand wipe (blue-black). "NOTE:- the first 10 were then circulated by Gary, so remain part of the edition!! We believe 1/10 -10/10 are Paul's darker ones." Studio One printer's worksheet.
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Creation'. inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'RTP' and lower left corner in blue ink, '10 Proofs'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed with printer's notes upper left corner in black pencil, 'Smooth out/lighten/sky,/burn around/head [right pointing arrow]'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right corner verso in black pencil, '1.766'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 24.5 h x 31.8 w cm sheet 39.8 h x 42.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Studio One Inc 2000
Accession No: NGA 2004.369.574
Subject: Collection: The Studio One Inc print workshop archive of Australian prints 1986 - 2000, acquired 2004.
Image rights: © Garry Shead
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Studio One Inc print workshop on its closure in 2000, Canberra, 2004.