News for November

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November is looking good at the Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery.

The Orchard Garden is in full bloom and producing an array of Spring Flowers and vegetables.

Several Garden Workshop dates have been organised for painting in the Orchard through to February 2015 and during the Summer break in January a two day linocut printmaking workshop will be held in the gallery. Bookings are now being taken for these workshops.

The Orchard Garden in Spring Bloom.

The Orchard Garden in Spring Bloom.

Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan’s private studios will be open for the next two weekends as part of the Nillumbik Shire Open Studio program. Come into the gallery studio and through the orchard to the visit their private working studios.

The current exhibition in the gallery is a selection of works by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.

New into the gallery are some beautiful silver and gemstone jewellery made by artists and craftsmen from ethnic Hill-tribe communities and work by several Nepalese women’s communities. We also have new work from Mongolia, Timor, Nepal and India.

Jenni Mitchell Linocut Print.

‘Woman with Stone’  Jenni Mitchell  Linocut Print.

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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

Camel Herd

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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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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.

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.