Screen Printing Workshop

Monica Watson working on acetate cells with Pam Boyer and Basil Hall
Monica Watson working on acetate cells with Pam Boyer and Basil Hall

Ninuku Arts - Kalka - May 2014

Ninuku Screen Prints
Molly Miller and Monica Watson painting design for their screen prints
Molly Miller and Monica Watson painting design for their screen prints

In early May 2014, Basil Hall and Pam Boyer from Basil Hall Editions were able to spend a week at Ninuku Arts in Kalka working with artists creating screen prints and etchings. For many of the artists it was their first experience of print making. Although Basil has worked extensively with APY artists over the past 20 years he had never been able to bring his print making workshop to Kalka until now.

New visitor accommodation adjacent to the Art Centre Mananger's house at nearby Pipalyatjara, built by Ananguku Arts, has allowed visiting artists to work at Ninuku. "The work is stunning," said Manager Matt Goff of the screen printing project. "We haven't seen the finished product yet but the designs are really colourful and vibrant and the artists are all looking forward to seeing how they turn on when the prints are made," he said.

For the silk screens, the artists painted each colour on a separate acetate sheet. The layered designs will be sent to Basil Hall Editions in Canberra where they will be converted to silk screens and printed on paper. the final artworks will be available from Ninuku Arts in September and some of the works may be exhibited in Sydney in Novemebr at Aboriginal and Pacific Art.

Nyanu Watson working on a design for a silk screen print at Ninuku Arts
Nyanu Watson working on a design for a silk screen print at Ninuku Arts

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