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

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The Late Winter ShowCome and join us in the gallery for the opening and share a drink and nibbles.

The Late Winter Show includes several large landscape paintings and a series of small recent still life works using fruits from the orchard garden. Works from a Coastal Norway Snow Shower, the Fiery Sky of a Western Victorian Sunset and a Heavy Mt. Buller Cloudstudy.  There are pastel works from Mervyn Hannan depicting the Flinders Ranges and the Digby Cottage. Still Life from Hilary Jackman and Bush Studies from Piers Bateman. Also included are several recent paintings by Ron Reynolds; Landscapes of Warrandyte and Still Life.

Works by Retro Eltham artists include Grace Mitchell, Alan Martin, Sonia Skipper, Leslie Sinclair and others.

From our recent visit to Dili, Timor Leste we have brought back some traditional textile including  Tias weavings. We are hoping to help support the community we stayed with through some gallery sales.

PAINTING CLASSES have recommenced for the term with regular classes being held Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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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.

Open Studio May 5 – 6

The next Nillumbik Open Studio will take place in the Shire on the weekend of May 5 & 6.

Eltham South Fine Art Gallery will be opening the gallery, teaching studio and the private studio’s of Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.

 

Official times for the Open Studio event are 11.00am – 5.00pm.

The Gallery is open from 10.00am – 5.30pm.

 

Visitors will be able to view our studios and gallery and pic up a map and brochure for the other many wonderful studios open this weekend in the Shire.

Work on Show at Six Mount Pleasant Road includes painting, sculpture, prints, photography and textile work. Most work is available for sale.

Visitors are encouraged to wander through the orchard garden created back in the late 1940s and 1950s by Grace and Arthur Mitchell.

 

 

What’s New

The gallery is showing an exhibition of works by the resident artists and the late Grace Mitchell. These include sculpture, paintings and works on paper from Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan’s trips that include Lake Eyre, The Antarctic, Greenland, Norway, Australia and Mongolia.

The photography racks include a selection on International landscapes

The Orchard Garden is slowly loosing it’s summer coat, leaves are falling from the fruit tress and the autumn colours have begun.

The Nillumbik Open Studio weekend is May 5 & 6. The Gallery will be open along with the various teaching and painting studios on the property.

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