Late Sunday Afternoon Performance with Daniel Kahans

We are very pleased to invite you to a special event in our LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON Series. A Performance with  DANIEL KAHANS. SUNDAY 15 JUNE @ 3.30. Booking Advised

.Cost $9.50 includes High Tea and refreshments.

For More details of our forthcoming Late Sunday Afternoon click here.

 

 

From the Studios

The Gallery has just recently opened for the new 2014 year. Classes have resumed and we are on our way to an exciting new period.

When you visit the gallery you will notice a few changes. We have made some small alterations over the summer break.

The current exhibition FROM THE STUDIOS is a culmination of work from our studios and stock room and from our gallery artists. Large oil on canvas ice paintings by Jenni Mitchell welcome you into the gallery and will cool you during the summer heat.

From The Studios

New silver and gemstone jewellery is also on show.

We hope you will join us for a celebration of the new exhibition on Sunday 23 February.

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NEW CLASSES WITH MERVYN HANNAN

Mervyn Hannan
Dry Pastels

Mervyn Hannan will be taking PASTEL PAINTING & DRAWING classes Saturday Afternoon between 2.30 & 4.30.

Classes will run in the Studio and weather permitting in the Orchard Garden and the Eltham Environs for some Plein Air work. Bookings – contact gallery (03) 9439 3458.

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POETRY READING

The first LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON POETRY READING for 2014 will be held Sunday 16 March @ 4.30.
The work of TOM SHAPCOTT (read by poet Judith Rodrigeuz and KRISTIN HENRY will be read.

Jenni & Mervyn would like to invite you to meet and listen to three of our leading Australian poets: Tom Shapcott & Kristin Henry. Tom Shapcott’s poetry will be read by the poet Judith Rodrigeuz.

A gentle way to close the weekend as we
merge into the new week.
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For bookings:
Phone: 9439 3458 Mobile: 0417 585 102
email: jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

6 Mt Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095
http://www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

Enquiries Bookings are now being taken. contact: jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
(94393458 M. 0417 585 102)

Late Sunday Afternoon Poetry

TWO MONGOLIAN JOURNEYS

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.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MONGOLIAN JOURNAL

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  jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

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The Spring Show Opens this Sunday, 29 September at 2.00pm.

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Late Sunday Afternoon Reading –

Jennifer Strauss & Geoff Page – Sunday 27 October

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Jenni & Mervyn would like to invite you to listen to and meet two of our leading Australian poets. Jennifer Strauss (Victoria) and Geoffrey Page (ACT) are both respected and well known for their life dedicated to the craft of poetry.

Jenny Strauss

Jennifer Strauss & Geoffrey Page

at the Eltham South Fine Art Gallery
6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham

27 October at 4.30pm

$8.50

includes refreshments & nibbles

A gentle way to close the weekend as we merge into the new week.

For bookings:
Phone: 9439 3458 Mobile: 0417 585 102 email: jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

6 Mt Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095 http://www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

Jennifer Strauss was born on a dairy farm near Heywood, and spent the first six years of her life there. She received her education successively in a Catholic convent, Presbyterian boarding school, and Anglican College of Melbourne University. Her working life has been as an academic in English departments, which has afforded her a great deal of pleasure from teaching, and the chance to move about the world a good deal-living in Britain, USA, Germany, Canada and travelling in Spain and Latin America, especially Argentina. Her first published poems were in Melbourne University Magazine. As an academic at Monash University, Jennifer published a good deal of literary criticism, including books on Judith Wright and Gwen Harwood; edited 2 anthologies of Australian poetry, and co-edited The Oxford Literary History of Australia. Jennifer Strauss is national President of a woman’s NGO, the Australian Federation of University Women.

Geoff PageGeoff Page is based in Canberra and has published twenty-one collections of poetry as well as two novels and five verse novels. He’s also won the Grace Leven Prize and the Patrick White Literary Award, among others. His recent books include A Sudden Sentence in the Air: Jazz Poems (Extempore 2011), Coda for Shirley (Interactive Press 2011), Cloudy Nouns (Picaro Press 2012) and 1953 (University of Queensland Press 2013). Improving the News (Pitt Street Poetry) and NewSelected Poems (Puncher & Wattmann) are due out late in 2013.

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Photographs & Portraits taken and painted by Jenni Mitchell

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Three New Workshops –

TWO NEW dates for the ORCHARD GARDEN @ The Gallery and ONE for WINGROVE PARK, ELTHAM.

CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR DETAILS AND BOOKSINGS

Wingrove Park Workshop 

Orchard Garden Workshop 

 Orchard Garden Workshop

The Retro Eltham Show

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Story from Diamond Valley Leader, 22 May 13

LAST DAYS – EXHIBITION CLOSES NEXT SUNDAY – JUNE 9

List of Artists in The Retro Eltham Show

Selected Works from The Retro Eltham Show

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THE RETRO ELTHAM SHOW 

2PM, SUNDAY, 14 APRIL, 2013 

ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART GALLERY

6 MOUNT PLEASANT RD  ELTHAM 

Eltham today is recognised and celebrated as one of Melbourne’s artistic epicentres yet how many people are aware of the artists, innovators and trailblazers of the 60s, 70s and 80s who helped forge the way?

A new exhibition – The Eltham Retrospective Show – will showcase the works of early celebrated Eltham-based artists, sculptors and jewellers such as Clifton Pugh, Matcham Skipper, Neil Douglas and Lesley Sinclair and their work over one of the most fertile periods in Eltham’s history.

The exhibition will be held at Eltham South Fine Art Gallery, run by Eltham artists Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.

Ms Mitchell said the artistic achievements of Eltham’s pioneering artists and their impact and influence on Australia’s artistic landscape were at risk of being lost.

“History can be fragile,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It’s important to recognise and celebrate Eltham’s early artistic community, as these artists are the strength and soul behind today’s vibrant and emerging new arts community.

“Many of the artists represented in this exhibition have become national names, while others have fallen into obscurity due to a change of fashion. It’s time to remember their energetic contribution,” she said.

Ms Mitchell said the exhibition would also serve as a personal reflection of the artists who inspired the artistic development of both she and Mr Hannan.

“We were both lucky enough to grow up surrounded by these wonderful creative, courageous and sometimes eccentric people as our colleagues, friends or teachers when growing up in Eltham from the 1950s,” Ms Mitchell said.

“We are proud to show this collection of artists and invite everyone to enjoy, learn, reminisce, and be inspired by the works, many of which have been borrowed from private collections.”

Ms Mitchell said other artists to be represented in the exhibition included:

Rick Amor, Piers Bateman, John Borrack, Myra Skipper, Helen Skipper, Sonia Skipper, Damien Skipper, Joe Hannan, Rita Esslinger, Tony Muratore, Janet Boddy, Will Francis, Mark Page, Maurice Hurry, Ian Hassall, Ming MacKay, Simon Dattner, Neil Douglas, Shane Pugh, Alan Martin, David Lawrance, Grace Mitchell, Jenni Mitchell, Tom Sanders, Chris Sanders, Geoffrey Davidson,  Leon Saper, David Armfield, Margo Knox, Gabrielle Knox, Peter Glass, John Farmer, Hilary Jackman, George Chalmers, and Bernard Rust.

Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan established the Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery to allow visitors to experience a little of “the old Eltham “ through artwork and the orchard garden.

“The Gallery is my mother’s legacy and an opportunity to curate new exciting and significant exhibitions while maintaining the history of the area,” Ms Mitchell said.

For more information or to arrange interviews, photographs for the Retro Eltham Show, contact Jenni Mitchell on 9439 3458 or 0417 585 102.

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Eltham South Fine Art – 2013

Gallery Opens January 31 with an extension to  THE SUMMER SHOW until the end of Summer.

Come and visit the gallery and help us celebrate the new look gallery; we have been busy with a few changes over the Christmas break.

The gallery will  now feature Seasonal exhibitions with changing work as well as some guest exhibition throughout the year. Details will be posted shortly.

Painting Classes for 2013 begin Thursday 31 January. Classes available Thursday morning and afternoons & Friday and Saturday mornings.

The orchard garden is open for visitors.

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Artist’s Garden Painting Workshop nov 2012

The next ARTIST’S GARDEN painting workshop will be held in the Orchard Garden SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER (That’s Remembrance Day in Australia – and we will respect the minute silence at 11.00am).

Date:  Sunday 11 November, 2012

Place: Enter from Six Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham

Time: 10.00am – 3.30

Cost: $145  – morning tea and lunch provided         (NOTE WORKSHOP FULL)

Artist: Jenni Mitchell

The day will commence with a painting demonstration in the Orchard Garden by Jenni Mitchell followed by one to one tuition. Jenni will be focusing on how to capture quickly and simply the essence of the chosen subject. How to bring to the viewer a painterly interpretation.

All participants are welcome from beginners or experienced artists wanting to work in a colourful and old garden.

A home cook lunch will be provided along with morning and afternoon tea.

For bookings and further information  please contact Jenni Mitchell

Phone: (03) 9439 3458   Mobile  0417 585 102

Email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

 

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From May to end of July the Eltham South Fine Art: Studio & Gallery will open ‘Gentle Hours’ – 11.00am – 4.00pm Thursday to Sunday.

While Jenni & Mervyn are exhibiting in Mongolia all phone enquiries are to Trish 9439 8806 AH or between 11.00am – 4.00pm the usual 9439 3458.

The studio is open to current paid up students May – July.

Regular Classes and Private tuition groups will recommence from July 12, 2012.

You can follow the Mongolian journey at http://www.jennimitchellblog.com

A short Mongolian journey from 2010 is available from here.

A Mongolian Snapshot.

Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery

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Eltham South Fine Art: Studios and Gallery is an Artist Run Initiative growing from the legacy of the late Grace Mitchell. The Mitchell family moved to Eltham in 1948 and bought a property that runs between Mt. Pleasant Road and Fordhams Road, South Eltham. Initially Grace and Arthur Mitchell lived in the old minors cottage at the top of the hill (Fordhams Road) and began constructing the orchard garden.

Grace Mitchell, a tailor and pastry cook began building a new residence and shop at the bottom of the hill at Mt. Pleasant Road and commenced her pastry business which she continued to run until the 1970s. On retirement Grace (then 67) swapped pastry and fabric for paint and sculpture and began her Fine Arts Degree at RMIT. Grace passed away April 2011.

Jenni Mitchell (Grace’s daughter) and husband Mervyn Hannan have re-opened the residence/shop as a Fine Art Gallery and teaching studio.

Jenni Mitchell commenced formal painting classes with Lesley Sinclair at Montsalvat in Eltham at the age of 10 and has since completed a Master of Visual Arts at Monash University.

Jenni travels regularly to wild and exotic locations around the world to find rare material for her painting and photography. Landscapes include the Australian desert, The Antarctic, The Arctic, Greenland, Norway and more recently, Mongolia.

Mervyn Hannan has also travelled widely in the search of inspiration to use with his painting, sculpture and music. Locations include Africa, Europe, Arctic Greenland, Canada and Mongolia.

Together Jenni and Mervyn run the Gallery and teaching studio. Visitors are invited to view  current  work of the resident artists and stroll through the orchard garden. Classes are run regularly and private tuition is available.

The Gallery is open Thursday – Saturday 10.00 – 5.30 and Most Sundays 11.00 – 5.00

For further information please contact Jenni Mitchell (03) 9439 3458 or Mobile 0417 585 102.

email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au  or info@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au