SAT, SUN, MON 12:00 – 5.30
107 PETSCHELS LANE Hamilton Victoria
VISIT HAMILTON this weekend and stay till Tuesday because it is SHEEPVENTION time at the Showgrounds.
We will be opening our Gallery & Gardens each afternoon for visitors and locals to come and see what we have here. Look to a coming to future painting workshop, be inspired by our gardens, artworks or purchase produce from our orchard. Petschel House is set on 14 acres, a slice of its former rich history in the Western District.
Petschel House is open by appointment during the week and most weekends. If you would like to be sure we are here it is best to call ahead on 0417 585 102. We are very happy to take visitors through our gardens and studio if we are home. Otherwise – three special days coming up.
Petschel House will be open for three afternoons in August for guests to come and visit our Bijou Gallery and have a look around the gardens and orchards. The Studios will also be open. You may find produce to your liking, a piece of art or specialist jewellery.
OPEN DURING SHEEPVENTION FESTIVAL AUGUST 3, 4 & 5 1.00PM – 4.30PM
Petschel House will be open during the three day Hamilton Sheepvention Festival this year. Whilst visiting Hamilton; or if a local with visitors in need of a break from the hectic Sheepvention activities why not come out for a walk around our extensive gardens and orchards and visit our fine art Gallery. We will be open each afternoon (Saturday 3 August through to Monday 5 August) between 1.00 – 4.30.
Petschel House –
107 Petschels Lane, Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone: 0417 585 102
TWO NEW ORCHARD GARDEN PAINTING WORKSHOPS
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER & WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
The Orchard Garden was first established in 1948 by Arthur & Grace Mitchell to grow produce for the family and their pastry shop business. Today still in the family the garden is maintained by Jenni & Mervyn for food, beauty and a pleasant way of life.
The workshop will commence with a demonstration by Jenni Mitchell followed by one to one tuition around the garden. The large garden has plenty of corners to set up an easel or drawing board in comfort.
The focus is to capture on paper or canvas the essence of the garden quickly using your chosen materials. You will be shown how to view the subject using your Artists’ Eye.
These workshops are suitable for all student levels including beginners & experienced artists who like to work with nature in a colourful garden setting.
* Bring your favourite painting materials: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pencil or pastels. Lunch and refreshments provided.
*basic art materials available for purchase at gallery.
Special Event –
Late Sunday Afternoon Poetry Reading – 28 June 4.30pm
Mark O’Connor & Luke Whitington will be travelling from Interstate to read at the gallery Sunday Afternoon 28 June.
If you would like an invitation to this event please book now through gallery:
(03) 94393458 Mob. o417 585 102 or email jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
Mixed Media Workshop with Jenni Mitchell – Sunday 26 July 10.00 – 3.30
Limited Places – please book with Jenni (03) 94393458 M. 0417 585 102
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Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery will be closed Sunday19 April and re-open Thursday 30 April.
Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens Field Sketching Workshop
Come and join Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan on an all day field sketching workshoop in Melbourne’s beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Date:Monday 6th April (last Monday of School Holidays) Map inside Gardens
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Meet: The Melbourne Botanical Gardens Terrace café.
Lunch: BYO or have lunch at the Café.
This workshop is designed to help prepare the artist for a ‘day out’ sketching. You will take just enough materials for easy management and carrying in the field. No need to bring easels.
Bring what you can easily carry – think visiting a foreign country, a train trip, a visit to the beach, city or landscape and plan to come home with some field sketches to work up in the studio, or not.
Suggested materials include – pencils, pen and ink, watercolour and pastels. You will need a sketchbook or drawing board with paper cut to size and fixative if using pastel.
Watercolour, gouache and ink artists will need a bag that will carry a palette, brushes, water container, rag or paper towel and water. This may include a bottle of drinking water that can be refilled from a tap in the park.
You may like to simply come with a pad and pencil. Suggested black led pencils include a variety of sizes from H to 6B, ie: hard and soft black lead pencils. Coloured pencils are also useful including watercolour pencils. You may like to use charcoal.
Wet ones are useful for cleaning hands in the field. You may like to bring a cushion, light blanket or something to sit on if planning to work on the ground. There will be seats throughout the gardens – but you may need to be quick to secure a spot.
It is a public holiday and if the sun is shining the gardens will have more visitors. This can add to the subject material – and the need to sketch quickly.
Bring enough paper and materials to last the day. There will be panoramic subjects to paint and exquisite close up work to do. The choice will be up to you.
Bring a hat.
I will give a demonstration of a variety of subjects in different mediums and then help each student as a one on one with your chosen subject.
The Etching Press will be available this Saturday Afternoon 21 February 2pm – 5pm for students and artists who attended the recent LinoPrint workshop. It will be available once a month for printing.
Painting the Yarra River with Jenni Mitchell
Two upcoming events for Eltham South Fine Art include A LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON LITERARY with SIGMUND JORGENSEN. Sunday 15 February 3.00 – 5.00. For further details and bookings click here… Late Sunday Afternoon with Sigmund Jorgensen.
The Eltham South Fine Art: Gallery & Studios will officially re-open for 2015 Thursday 29th January. (The gallery will be open on other days before the 29th if we are working in the studios.) The gallery will be open regularly Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sundays – please check first. Eltham South Fine Art is an artist-run-space and to enable us to pursue our own artistic life will not be opening every Sunday in 2015. Eltham South Fine Art is a working studio, gallery and the family home of artists Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. The gallery space permanently exhibits the family works of painting, print, sculpture, textile, jewellery and books by the Mitchell, Hannan and Skipper family; Jenni Mitchell, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan, Joe Hannan, Sonia Skipper. and Sigmund Jorgensen. The gallery also exhibits our contemporaries and has work from the early Eltham artists for a sense of Eltham history; Alan Martin, Leslie Sinclair, Peter Glass, George Chalmers, Piers Bateman and more. As well as the studio and gallery visitors are welcome to wander through the orchard garden which was originally established by Arthur and Grace Mitchell in 1948. Textile and jewellery from Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Timor and Turkey. We also offer custom Picture Framing and have been framing as Studio Framing since 1988.
Painting classes are held with Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan and will be commencing for 2015 from Thursday 29th January.
Thursday 10.00am – 12.30
Thursday 4.30am – 6.30
Friday 10.00am – 12.30
Saturday 10.00 – 12.00
Saturday 2.30 – 4.30
Private sessions by arrangement.
Painting and Drawing Workshops are organised throughout the year and held at the Studio, The Orchard Garden, The Yarra River and other Landscape locations. These will be posted at they are organised. There are currently places available in the Orchard Garden Workshops for February.
The Lino Print workshop for January is full at this time.
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.
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.