New PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Jenni Mitchell will commence in MAY 2018 on Thursdays and Fridays in the Petschel House Studio 10.00am – 12.00am.
Classes are suitable for beginners and advanced and practicing artists’ looking to increase their skills.
Students will be encouraged to work with the FUNDAMENTALS OF PAINTING – TONE and COLOUR to improve their understanding and skills to enable the artist to paint from Observation and Life. With an understanding of how to ‘see’ through an artists eye you will be able to more readily paint a Classical Subject or a Contemporary Abstract. Knowledge of Tone and Colour and how to use the various materials will be covered and make the production of a fine work of art more simple.
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2018
10.00am – 4.00pm
Petschel House Hamilton Victoria
Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan will be demonstrating how to paint the essence of the subject quickly using different materials. Jenni will work using oil paint and gouache and Mervyn soft pastel.
Workshop will be based on one to one tuition. There are many beautiful subjects around the cultivated garden and lake with a variety a deciduous trees and shrubs. It the weather is unkind we will work in the studio and under shelter from the deck and verandahs.
Bring your own favourite painting materials – or purchase quality art materials from studio. Bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
PETSCHEL HOUSE – 107 Petschels Lane Hamilton Vic. 3300.
Petschel house is a historic bluestone homestead built circa 1856 with a rich history. Jenni and Mervyn purchased the property in 2016 and this event is the first painting workshop to be held at their new home.
Please contact Jenni or Mervyn on 0417 585 102 for further details.
We are having an Artists’ Picnic in the gardens of our new Hamilton Property. After 15 months of relocating our house, studios and gallery to Hamilton we are finally ready to welcome artists into our new gardens and studios.
Artists picnic is an introduction to our new space and an opportunity to showcase the studios and picture framing workshops. We have a small gallery showing our work and offering quality art materials for sale. Picture Framing is up and running and all enquiries welcome.
Bring your own materials, picnic and rug to relax and enjoy the day of creating.
Bookings and RSVP to Jenni on 0417 585 102 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery will be opening our doors for the last day next weekend.
We close Saturday 19 November.
We ask all items held in the gallery on LAYBUY to be collected before or by this date as we will be packing the gallery for the Hamilton Relocation.
We thank our many friends, students and supporters of the gallery who have made it a pleasure over the years to present our work and various events. The Gallery will be a huge hole in our lives and the garden greatly missed. We are only 300 kilometres away, a three hour drive…
NEW EXHIBITION OPENS THIS SUNDAY –
will continue until 4 December
After a lifetime of living and working in Eltham Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan will be relocating Studios & Gallery to Hamilton in the Western District Victoria in the New Year.
Both the Gallery and the Mudbrick house on the adjoining property are now on the market for sale.
Mervyn and I have bought a property in the Western District at Hamilton and will be relocating the Studios & Gallery at the end of the year. If you know our property you will realise we have a huge task with packing up the studios and our family goods and arts works.
We have begun to set up a studio clearance of art books, artworks and studio items to help us ‘downsize’ before the move.
We will also be holding our LAST ELTHAM EXHIBITION later in the year – details to be posted in the near future.
Classes will continue until the end of October and the Picture Framing with Mervyn @ STUDIO FRAMING will continue until the end of the year unless settlement takes place sooner.
Do come and see what we have on show – we will have works that have not been see before as well as selected Studio Pieces of the family including: Jenni Mitchell, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan, Joe Hannan and Sonia Skipper.
A special book launch will be held in conjunction with Eltham Bookshop, Text Publishing and Eltham South Fine Art Gallery
Wednesday 10 August
6.00 for a 6.30pm start until 8.00
6 Mt Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095
Prepaid early bookings are essential as seating is intimate
Entry: $60 includes a copy of the book or a $45 gift voucher, a glass of wine and refreshments.
Book by phone: 9439 8700 or email@example.com
When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity—some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line.
Whiteley had arrived in Europe in 1960 determined to make an impression. Before long he was the youngest artist to have work acquired by the Tate. With his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Arkie, Whiteley then immersed himself in bohemian New York. But within two years he fled, having failed to break through.
Back in Sydney, he soon became Australia’s most celebrated artist. He won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes in the same year—his prices soared, as did his fame. Among his friends were Francis Bacon and Patrick White, Billy Connolly and Dire Straits. Yet addiction was taking its toll: Whiteley struggled in vain to separate his talent from his disease, and an inglorious end approached.
Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos, this dazzling biography reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist.
The gallery has been re-hung with paintings and works on paper after our return from our painting trip.
Winter is a lovely time to come and attend a painting class or workshop in our warm gallery environment. There are currently vacancies in the Thursday and Friday morning sessions. If your are interested in Saturday afternoon please contact the gallery and we will will resume that session too.
We will run a series of exciting workshops in the coming weeks – details soon to be finalised.
Usual gallery days for gallery viewing, classes and Picture framing (Studio Framing) are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are generally contactable and available for viewing and picture framing outside of these days too by arrangement. Please phone Jenni (0417 585 102) or Mervyn (0411 423 886) to make a time.
Look forward to seeing you soon in the gallery.
NEW EXHIBITION – Works on Paper
Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery will be open for 2016 from Thursday 4th February.
Our first exhibition for the year is a collection of recent works on paper by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. These works have been made in the field on travels to the Outback Queensland gem fields of Sapphire, Emerald and Lightning Ridge, Tibooburra and White Cliffs North West New South Wales, Digby and Portland in Victoria’s Western District.
Included are watercolour, pastel, gouache and photography.
Do come and join us for a celebration treat on Sunday, 21 February from 2.00pm or come anytime soon for a preview.
Also on exhibition are a number of Exotic Textiles, Silks, Silver and precious stone Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture, Photography, ceramics and many other wonderful things.
New Orchard Garden Workshops for March 2016
Painting Classes with Jenni Mitchell and held at the Gallery Studios weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons. As needed we also hold a special Saturday afternoon class and have spaces available for private tuition one on one. Contact Gallery for further details.
PICTURE FRAMING – STUDIO FRAMING
We have been operating STUDIO FRAMING Custom Picture Framing for our location since 1988. Clients and artists needing picture framing may now come directly through the gallery at 6 Mt. Pleasant Road Eltham when the gallery is open or phone for an appointment and call directly into the framing studio at 19 Fordhams Road Eltham (same property access from back on Fordhams Road). Mervyn can be reached on 0411 423 886 or phone Jenni 0417 585 102 or gallery on (03) 9439 3458.
Summer Break Dates
Eltham South Fine Art Gallery will be closed between Christmas and New Year and open periodically throughout January. Look for the Red umbrella or phone for times. M. 0417 585 102.
We wish all of our friends, students, colleagues and new visitors to our gallery a Happy and SAFE summer period and look forward to seeing you in and gallery in the New Year.
Jenni and Mervyn
Stairway to Heaven: Exotic Textiles & Other Beautiful Things is an eclectic collection of beautiful hand woven and embroidered textiles from around the world along with local ceramic works by Geoff Davidson, paintings and works on paper by various Mongolian artists, Jenni Mitchell, Grace Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. There are colourful Turkish Ceramic pieces, garden porcelain and African carved wood pieces.
We are also introducing to the gallery White Cliffs jeweller Linda George. We met Linda recently while on our painting trip to Tibooburra and White Cliffs. She is an extraordinary artist working with gold and silver using both local and other Australian Opal in her settings along with pearls and fine gemstones. Linda works from her underground opal mine home.
We have a selection of jewellery in our showcase by Linda.
The exhibition will continue through until end of December and is open Thursday to Sunday. Hours Thur – Sat 10.00 – 5.30 and Sunday 11.00 – 5.00. (Note: Please check first re: Sunday as on occasion the gallery will be closed on a Sunday).
Hal Barton (1927 – 2015)
Hal Barton, a former Eltham artist identity recently passed away. Hal had been living in Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coats for many years where he has continued to paint and exhibit his work. Hal was fine Australian Landscape painter and Portrait painter; becoming a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize in 1992. He was very much part of the artistic community during the heady days of Eltham in the 60s and 70s.