Recent Works on Paper – Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan







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Stairway to Heaven: Exotic Textiles & Other Beautiful Things is an eclectic collection of beautiful hand women 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.


Interstate Poets Mark O’Connor (ACT} & Luke Whittington {NSW} will be reading at the gallery Sunday Afternoon June 28 @ 4.30

Link below for Flyer and details

Late Sunday Afternoon Reading

Artist Jenni Mitchell

Artist Jenni Mitchell


New Orchard Garden Painting Workshops with Jenni Mitchell

Clink on link for details of forthcoming workshop – A4 Artist’s Garden Workshop

Click here for booking sheet –  Garden Workshop Bookings

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From The Studios




Tom Shapcott, Judith Rodrigeuz & Kristin Henry

6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham

Sunday 16 March @ 4.30pm

Donation: $9.50    Includes refreshments & nibbles

bookings:  phone 9439 3458 M. 0417 585 102
 A gentle way to close the weekend as we merge into the new week.

about the Poets’

Thomas Shapcott   Tom Shapcott

Queensland-born Thomas Shapcott has been publishing poetry since the 1960s and is also the author of  eight novels, libretti, and some non-fiction works. .He also engaged with Australian literature as editor of the University of Queensland Press poetry list in the 1970s, as Director of the Literature Board of the Arts Australia Council in the 1980s, and as the first Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. Some of his book titles are Selected Poems (UQP, 1978), The City of Empty Rooms (Salt Publishing, 2006), and Parts of Us (UQP, 2012).                                                                                                                                         photo of Tom by Nicholas Walton-Healey.


Judith Rodrigeuz is a poet, librettist and teacher. Her collections – some contain her linocuts – include New And Selected Poems (University of Queensland Press, 1988), The Cold (National Library of Australia, 1994), and chapbooks Terror (2002) and Manatee (Picaro Press, 2008). The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites – a long ballad with historical account and lyrics – was issued by Arcade Books in 2012. She has read at numerous venues world-­‐wide and taught in universities in Australia, London, Jamaica, the United States and India.


Melbourne poet and performer Kristin Henry has published two non-­‐fiction works, five poetry collections and a verse novel. She has been shortlisted for the N.S.W. Premiers Award and twice been the feature for Radio National’s programme Poetica. Kristin has established a rapport with audiences throughout Australia, her native United States and the U.K. In 2012 UWAP published her critically acclaimed verse novel All The Way Home, described in Australian Book Review as having ‘the ring of truth, fabulously lyrical and concise’.


Our next exciting exhibition is about:  TWO MONGOLIAN JOURNEYS

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This exhibition will showcase the PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXTILES & ARTEFACTS produced and collected from our two journeys to Mongolia in 2010 and 2012.

In 2010 we travelled with our Australian friends Marion and Peter to Mongolia to be with our Mongolian artist friend Tugsoo Sodnom. Tugsoo had come to Australia a few years earlier and travelled with us to paint in the Flinders Ranges. This resulted in the first exhibition DESERT SHARING held at Montsalvat Barn Gallery in 2005. We have continued the journey with travelling to the Central Mongolia landscape at Khorhorin, the North East to the Siberian Forest and later in 2012 South to the Gobi Desert with Tugsoo and her son Unench.

We camped in GERS along the way and made many small paintings and much photography and film which will be part of this exhibition. We will also be exhibiting some of the work Tugsoo made in the Australian Flinders Ranges.

Durning our 2010 visit we were invited to return and exhibit in the History Museum in Ullaanbaatar; being the first Australians to exhibit in the Museum. This was part of our reason for returning in 2012; and to travel to the Gobi to fulfil our DESERT SHARING with Tugsoo.


The exhibition opens Sunday 10 November @ 2.00pm and continues through until the end of the year.

The exhibition will be open Thursday – Saturday 10.00 – 5.30, Sunday 10.00 – 5.00

all enquiries to: Jenni Mitchell: (03) 9439 3458, M. 0417 585 102

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New Spring Exhibition opens 29 September @ 2.00pm

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with Poets Jennifer Strauss & Geoff Page

Geoff Page Jenny Strauss

Sunday 27 October @4.30m

click link for details Strauss Page


Three NEW painting Workshops –

Two Orchard Garden dates in the gallery Orchard Garden and

Wingrove Park (opposite the gallery)

click links below for bookings and details…

Orchard Garden Workshop Booking

An Orchard Garden Workshop

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 _______________________________________________________________________ Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.23.57 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.24.19 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.24.30 AMFollowing the end of THE RETRO ELTHAM SHOW we will be exhibiting a  paintings by Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan along with 

 a selection of The  Retro Eltham artists. 

The Gallery will be closed  JUNE 27 & re-open JULY 25





Judith Rodrigeuz  |  Alex Skovron  | Janet R. Boddy
will be reading from their work at
Sunday 26 May 2013
4.30 pm

Bookings 9439 3458       mobile: 0411 423 886

Cost: $6.50 donation

Refreshments  will be provided.

Poets’ books will be available for sale.

234Alex Skovron is the author of five collections of poetry – most recently Autographs (2008) and a prose novella, The Poet (2005). He was born in 1948 in Poland, grew up in Sydney, and lives in Melbourne. His New & Selected Poems is forthcoming.

Portrait of Alex Skovron painted by Jenni Mitchell as part of the series ONE HUNDRED AUSTRALIAN POETS.


JUDITH RODRIGUEZ AM is a poet, librettist and teacher. Her collections – some contain  her linocuts – include New And Selected Poems (University of Queensland Press, 1988), The Cold  (National Library of Australia, 1994), and chapbooks Terror (2002) and Manatee (Picaro Press, 2008).  The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites – a long ballad with historical account and lyrics – was issued by Arcade Books in 2012. She has read at numerous venues world-wide and taught in universities in Australia, London, Jamaica, the United States and India.

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Janet R. Boddy is a painter and poet who has been an Eltham resident since 1969 and writing since the early 1960s. Her poetry anthology Breathing My Hour was published in 2010. Janet reads at various Melbourne venues. Her work is also on show in THE RETRO ELTHAM SHOW.