Basil Hadley

Basil Hadley (1940 in London, England – 2006 in Stepney, Adelaide) was an English Australian printmaker and painter. His works are represented in National and State public galleries around Australia and in various private collections.[1]


Basil Hadley's house. Stepney, South Australia (1975-2006)

Basil Hadley studied at the Ealing College of Art in London. He came to Australia in 1965[2][3] and studied printmaking at the Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne.[4]

From 1975 until his death in October 2006,[5] he resided in Stepney, Adelaide, South Australia with his wife Tanya who died a few months prior to Hadley.

The estate of the late Basil Hadley, including paintings, graphics and book collection were auctioned by Elder Fine Art,[6] North Adelaide in 2007.[7]


Hadley was known well known for exploring various styles and techniques such as:

  • humor
  • abstract
  • Australian landscape
  • birds
  • cats[8]


One-man shows included: Max Adams Gallery, Adelaide 1971; Toorak Gallery Melbourne, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976; Macquarie Gallery, Canberra 1972-74; Desborough Gallery, Perth 1973; Lister Gallery, Perth 1975, 1978; Fremantle Arts Centre 1975; Anne Simons Gallery, Canberra 1976; Osborne Art Gallery, Adelaide 1976; Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart 1977; Bonython Gallery, Adelaide 1978.[4]

Group shows included: Henri Worland Memorial Prize, Warrnambool, Victoria 1974; 'Australian and New Zealand Printmakers', New Zealand 1975.[4]


  • 1973 Inez Hutchinson Prize, Victoria
  • 1974 Bunbury Purchase Prize, Western Australia
  • 1974 David Jones Prize, Western Australia
  • 1975 Albany Prize, Western Australia
  • 1976 R.M. Ansett-Hamilton Award, Victoria
  • 1976 Print Council of Australian Members Print Commission
  • 1977 Gold Coast City Art Prize, Queensland
  • 1977 Kernewek Lowender Art Prize, South Australia
  • 1979 Joint winner of the Fremantle Print Award[9][10]
  • 1981 Broken Hill Art Prize, NSW
  • 1984 Nominated for BHP Award for the Pursuit of Excellence
  • 1985 Barossa Valley Vintage Festival Art Prize, SA
  • 1987 Painting Section of the 19th Alice Prize, NT
  • 1989 Kernewek Lowender Art Prize, Foundation South Australia Art Award


Basil Hadley's works have been represented at: Gold Coast Civic Art Collection, Queensland; Queensland Art Gallery; Alice Springs Art Foundation, NT; Rabaul Art Gallery, Papua New Guinea; WA Art Gallery; University of WA; La Trobe University, Vic; Reserve Bank of Australia Collection, NSW; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ; Sydney College of the Arts, NSW; Joshua McClelland Gallery, Vic; Townsville Art Gallery, Qld; Hamilton Regional Gallery, Vic.; Castlemaine Art Museum, Vic; Canberra and Tas Colleges of Advanced Education; Print Council of Australia Collection; Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works Collection, Vic; Australian Wheat Board, Vic; Bunbury Art Gallery, WA; Fremantle Art Centre, WA; Devonport Gallery and Art Centre, Tas; Albany Town Council Collection, WA; Graylands Teachers College, WA; Claremont Teachers College, WA; Private collections in France, USA, Australia and UK, including BHP Co Ltd.[4]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Basil HADLEY (1940 - 2006)". Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. ^ Basil Hadley. "Basil Hadley: biography". Design and Art Australia Online. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Identities in Printmaking : The Australian Print Collection of Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Sasha Grishin published by W.W.R.A.G., 2000, ISBN 1-875247-15-7
  4. ^ a b c d Max Germaine (1979). Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand. Landsdowne Editions. p. 237. ISBN 0-86832-019-6.
  5. ^ "Reference at".
  6. ^ "Adelaide's Fine Art Auctioneers". Elder Fine Art. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  7. ^ Luise Nunn. "Trials and tribulation". Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  9. ^ Print Matters 30 Years of the Shell Fremantle Print Award Holly Story al 2005 FAC ISBN 0-9757307-1-1
  10. ^ "Feels Like Silk - screenprints from the City of Fremantle Art Collection" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.


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