Browsing the Archives from 0 - Nomad Art


« Back to exhibitions

Basil Hall Editions (BHE) Central Australian Collection

The new Basil Hall Editions (BHE) Collectors’ Folio series II is now available. The collection of etchings features six prominent Indigenous artists from central Australia including Kathleen Petyarre, Abie Loy, Paddy Sims, Paddy Stewart, Betsy Lewis and Lorna Fencer (dec.) Series II follows the highly successful series I collection of Arnhem Land prints which includes […]


Read More >

  • Image: Abie Loy, Body Painting 2006. 
BHE Collectors' Folio series II

Basil Hall Editions (BHE) Central Australian Collection

-

The new Basil Hall Editions (BHE) Collectors’ Folio series II is now available. The collection of etchings features six prominent Indigenous artists from central Australia including Kathleen Petyarre, Abie Loy, Paddy Sims, Paddy Stewart, Betsy Lewis and Lorna Fencer (dec.)

Series II follows the highly successful series I collection of Arnhem Land prints which includes etchings by Bardayal “Lofty” Nadjamerrek, Glen Namundja, Gabriel Maralngurra, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Wukun Wanambe and Don Namundja.

The BHE Collectors folio is packaged in a unique A4 sized presentation folio and is ideal for gifts and travelers.

Image: Abie Loy, Body Painting 2006.
BHE Collectors’ Folio series II

View the Basil Hall Editions Collection artwork >>

Replant: a new generation of botanical art (2006)

Replant is an excursion through the eyes of six different artists into the remarkable world of plants in the tropical north of Australia. This exciting folio of limited edition etchings explores the unique characteristics of species that survive and prosper through the climatic extremes of monsoonal rains, dry weather and wild fires.

Gathering at Daly River, 230 kilometres southwest of Darwin in March 2006 the artists explored the scientific, cultural and social aspects of Indigenous plant species with traditional knowledge custodians and ethno botanist Glenn Wightman. Together they distilled ideas and visions in an acutely observed survey of Top End flora and environment. The group then returned to Darwin to the printmaking studio of master printmaker Basil Hall to resolve the work.

Replant reflects the traditional role of women as gatherers of food and holders of knowledge, combined with the rise of printmaking as a significant medium for Indigenous artists.

Replant was exhibited at George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens August 2006 as part of the Darwin Festival and was supported the Australia Council for the Arts, NT Research and Innovation Board, Arts NT and Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring.

Read More >>


Injalak Hill Suite – Kunwarrde Bim (2006)

Kunwarrde Bim (Stone Country Painting) is a collection of etchings by nine artists from Injalak Arts and Crafts in Western Arnhem Land. The x-ray images are based on ancient rock art at Injalak Hill, which overlooks the community of Oenpelli. The etchings are presented in a series of unique ceramic boxes. Celebrated artist Bardayal (Lofty) Nadjamerrek […]


Read More >

  •  Injalak artists at the base of Injalak Hill in Arnhem Land during the workshop
  • Artists looking at the rock art at Injalak Hill
  • During the workshop
  • Ceramic box folio lids, painted by Wamok Nadjamerrek as part of the project in 2006
  • Barramundi by Isaiah Nagurrgurrba, part of the Injalak Hill Suite of 10 etchings

Injalak Hill Suite – Kunwarrde Bim (2006)

04 August 2006 - 21 August 2006

Kunwarrde Bim (Stone Country Painting) is a collection of etchings by nine artists from Injalak Arts and Crafts in Western Arnhem Land. The x-ray images are based on ancient rock art at Injalak Hill, which overlooks the community of Oenpelli. The etchings are presented in a series of unique ceramic boxes. Celebrated artist Bardayal (Lofty) Nadjamerrek has painted directly onto the clay surface of each box reflecting the ancient sandstone of the Arnhem escarpment, thus providing an opportunity for collectors to acquire examples of the rock art of Bardayal Nadjamerrek, one of the last surviving rock art practitioners.

Kunwarrde Bim originated in 2003 when printmaker Basil Hall approached Injalak Arts with the idea. In 2004 a printmaking workshop took place at Injalak Hill resulting in a folio of etchings by the nine men featuring x-ray images painted in a similar style to those on the rock surfaces.

Manager of Injalak Arts, Anthony Murphy believes the project is the first of its kind involving a rock artist. “Injalak Hill” is a world famous rock art site. It boasts extensive galleries, literally thousands of paintings scattered amongst the boulders and breathtaking views of floodplains and the famed Arnhem Land Escarpment. Lofty has eagerly embraced the idea of working on a “new” surface and younger artists at Injalak have often expressed their interest in working in the “old way” on etching plates” he said.

Sets of the etchings are presented in ten ceramic boxes or 20 cloth-bound folios, a limited selection of individual prints are also available from the end of June 2006.


View the Kunwarrde Bim – Injalak Hill Suite artwork >>

Banduk Marika: Yalangbara Suite

The Djan’kawu, two sisters and their brother, come from the east by canoe to Arnhem Land and then traveled west creating names, animals, landforms and languages and giving birth to the Dhuwa moiety clans of the area. The suite of six prints depicts the stages in the siblings’ journey from the island of Barralku to […]


Read More >

  • Banumbirr, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006
  • Djan’kawu, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006
  • Guwulurru, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006
  • Guyamala, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006
  • Bol’ngu, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006
  • Milngurr, wood cut reduction print, part of the Yalangbarra Suite by Bunduk Marika, 2006

Banduk Marika: Yalangbara Suite

05 July 2006 - 25 July 2006
Distinguished Arnhem Land artist Banduk Marika's colour version of her celebrated Yalangbara Suite of six colour reduction linocuts. Printed by Neil Emmerson at Basil Hall Editions in Darwin, the prints explore the theme of Guyurr (the journey) of the Ancestor creator, Djan’kawu to the shores of northeast Arnhem Land.

The Djan’kawu, two sisters and their brother, come from the east by canoe to Arnhem Land and then traveled west creating names, animals, landforms and languages and giving birth to the Dhuwa moiety clans of the area. The suite of six prints depicts the stages in the siblings’ journey from the island of Barralku to the shores of the mainland.

The six beautifully carved and elegant images are now available at Nomad Art Productions nomad@nomadart.com.au

View Yalangbara Suite artwork »

Christine Christophersen: The balance between men and women (2006)

The balance of men and women, silk screen-print on Archers Buff Paper, paper size 56 x 76cm, image size 52.2 x 72.2, price $300.00. Christine Christophersen was born in 1959 in Darwin Australia. While her mother’s country is located in Kakadu National Park, Christine is a member of the Murran Clan, in northwest Arnhem Land. […]


Read More >

  • Christine Christophersen, The balance between men and women, screen print

Christine Christophersen: The balance between men and women (2006)

01 January - 10 January
The balance of men and women...............The creator gave us the gift of social structure, therefore all humans are either, Sun, Pandanus, Fire or Rock. The balance of our obligation is an equal arrangement.

The balance of men and women, silk screen-print on Archers Buff Paper, paper size 56 x 76cm, image size 52.2 x 72.2, price $300.00.

Christine Christophersen was born in 1959 in Darwin Australia. While her mother’s country is located in Kakadu National Park, Christine is a member of the Murran Clan, in northwest Arnhem Land. She is of the Iwatja language group. With a diverse background as an artist, journalist, researcher, administrator, teacher, writer and activist Christine has been at the forefront of Aboriginal issues for over two decades. Christine recently returned from France where she spent two and a half months giving lectures at art schools and Universities and to the public. She presented a solo exhibition of her work “BluePrint” at Maison Follie in Lille, which ended in December. While in France she made her first print “The Balance of Men and Women” in collaboration with print master Alain Buyse.

View Artist Works >>