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RELOCATION TO HAMILTON, VICTORIA
18/10/2016 | General News
We will be relocating our current Studio and Gallery from Eltham Victoria to Hamilton in the Western District over the new few months.

Please follow news at ww.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au for latest updates.

STUDENTS FROM THE STUDIOS
02/09/2014 | Exhibitions
VISIT www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au for our forthcoming exhibition of Jenni Mitchell's painting students work in Eltham.
TWO MONGOLIAN JOURNEYS
30/10/2013 | Exhibitions
OPENING Sunday 10 November at
The Eltham South Fine Art Gallery
6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham Victoria
enquiries: (03) 9439 3458
www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

TWO JOURNEYS - Mongolia
25/10/2013 | Exhibitions
The culmination of Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan's journey to Mongolia during 2010 & 2012. This exhibition will show the painting, photography and textile work along with some Australian work by their Mongolian friend Tugsoo Sodnom. The three artists travelled together to the Flinders Ranges in SA during 2005 and held the first of three exhibition titled DESERT SHARING in the Barn Gallery at Montsalvat soon after.

The artists vowed to continue travelling and painting together to explore both the Mongolian and the Australian deserts. During their travels to Mongolia they painted in the central steppe regions of Mongolia Khorhorin, the North East in the Siberian Forests and the south to the Gobi Desert.

The exhibition will open 10 November and continue until 24 December.

The SPRING SHOW
25/10/2013 | Exhibitions
The Spring Show will be closing 3 November. See more details at www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au.
THE LATE WINTER SHOW
18/06/2013 | Exhibitions
THE LATE WINTER SHOW opens Sunday 4 August @ 2.00pm.
Come and join us for a celebration of the Winter exhibition.

New works by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan along with Piers Bateman, Hilary Jackman and Retro Eltham artists.

See more at www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
The Late Winter Show
17/06/2013 | Exhibitions
details at: www.ElthamSouthFineArt.coma.u
Poetry
25/04/2013 | General News
Poetry Reading at Eltham South Fine Art: Studios and Gallery
26 May 2013
Judith Rodrigeuz | Alex Skovron | Jannet R. Boddy
4.30 pm
bookings 9439 3458
Cost $6.00

THE RETRO ELTHAM SHOW
13/04/2013 | Exhibitions
THE RETRO ELTHAM SHOW: Artists' living in the Shire of Eltham during the 1960s - 1980s

An exhibition of our teachers, mentors, colleagues and friends who lived in the Eltham area when Mervyn and I were growing up in Eltham. 60 and nearly 150 pieces of art are on show at the Eltham South Fine Art Gallery until 9 June. The exhibition will be officially opened by the RETRO former Mayor of Eltham, Robert Marshall.

Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Print and Textile works by artists that include: Clifton Pugh, Neil Douglas, Alan Martin, Justus Jorgensen, Sonia Skipper, Matcham Skipper, David Armfield, David Lawrance, Piers Bateman, Hilary Jackman, Janet R. Boddy, Joe Hannan, Shane Pugh, Will Francis, Siri Omberg and more…

Eltham South Fine Art Gallery - 6 Mt. Pleasant Road Eltham. Open Thurs - Sun. 10am - 5.30
www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

THE AUTUMN SHOW
10/02/2013 | Exhibitions
THE AUTUMN SHOW will open at the Eltham South Fine Art Gallery 3 March 2013.
This exhibition is a selection of work from our studios and Stock room and includes painting, photography, print, textile, jewellery and ceramic work by the family artists: Jenni Mitchell, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan, Sonia Skipper, Damien Skipper as well as Mongolian artist Tugsoo Sodnom.

THE ELTHAM RETRO SHOW follows THE AUTUMN SHOW at the Eltham South Fine Art gallery and will open 14 April. This important exhibition will showcase artists living in the Shire of Eltham from the 1960s to the 1980s and will include artists: Cliff Pugh, Neil Douglas, Justus Jorgensen, Peter Glass and many more.

Click link on page or go to: www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

THE SUMMER SHOW
14/12/2012 | Exhibitions
THE SUMMER SHOW opens 2 Dec through to 23 December.
Exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, print and textile work by the family artists Jenni Mitchell, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan, Sonia Skipper, Damien Skipper and friends. Works from recent journeys by Jenni & Mervyn to wild landscapes of MONGOLIA, NORWAY, THE ANTARCTIC, THE ARCTIC & AUSTRALIAN DESERT.
More at www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
The Artist's Garden - A Painting Workshop
09/10/2012 | Workshops
the next Orchard Garden Painting Workshop will be held at Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery Sunday 11 November. 10.00am - 3.30pm

Entry from Gallery at 6 Mt. Pleasant Road Eltham and through to Fordhams Road.

Once again the workshop will commence with a demonstration of painting landscape and the garden by Jenni Mitchell followed by one to one tuition.

Morning Tea and lunch will be provided.
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Bring your favourite painting materials: - oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and/or pastel.

Bookings and further information from Jenni Mitchell 9439 3458 or M. 0417 585 102
email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au


Grace Mitchell: The Artist's Work
02/10/2012 | Expeditions
Grace Mitchell's exhibition opens at Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Galleries this coming Sunday 7 October 2 - 5 pm.

The exhibition includes work spanning a lifetime of creativity including fine crotchet designs, hand carved sculpture, etching, silk screen and lino prints, embroideries and ceramic works.

Grace passed away in 2011 aged 94 leaving as a legacy her house to be used as a gallery. The gallery has become ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART: Studios & Gallery.

more information below:

Further Information
THE ARTIST'S GARDEN
21/08/2012 | Workshops
A Painting workshop to be held in the Orchard Garden of Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery. (Jenni Mitchell's studio & home). The orchard garden runs between Mt. Pleasant and Fordhams Road Eltham.

Date: September 16
Time: 10.00am - 3.30
Place: meet Studio at 6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham South Fine Art.

Bring: favourite painting materials: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour or pastel.

Workshop begins with a demonstration by Jenni Mitchell explaining how to capture simply
and quickly the essence of the garden landscape and execute onto the paper or canvas.

Demonstration followed by one to one tuition.

Cost: $145 for day and includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Bookings: contact Jenni Mitchell 9439 3458 or M. 0417 585 102
email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au


Painting Classes
19/07/2012 | General News
Term Three Painting classes with Jenni Mitchell resume from Thursday July 19.
These painting classes are suitable for students and artists at all stages.

Beginners are taught how to manage tone and colour and work towards finding a personal style. Experienced artists who like to work in a group and find new ways of working are also encouraged.

Classes held Thursday morning and evening, Friday and Saturday mornings.

further enquiries from Jenni Mitchell 9439 3458 or 0417 585 102 or email jenni@jennimitchell.com.au.
DESEET SHARING III
25/06/2012 | Exhibitions
The opening ceremony of the third exhibition in the series of Australian Monglian Desert Sharing project opens this evening at the UMA Gallery in Ulaanbaatar this evening.


Mongolian Snapshots (2010)
09/05/2012 | General News
Here is a short video collection of images from our Mongolian summer journey 2010.
Just about to embark on the Spring Mongolian journey - with exhibitions from 2010 paintings and photographs.


Click_here

interview with Mitchell
08/05/2012 | Media

Jenni Mitchell Artist Profile .



A Mongolian Travel Journal
25/04/2012 | General News
Follow our Mongolian Spring journey and exhibitions in Ulanbaataar Mongolia.

Click_here for Mongolian Journal Blog.


Click_here A Mongolian Summer 2010 Journey


Diamond Valley Leader on Mongolia
25/04/2012 | Media
Article appearing in Diamond Valley Leader, April 25, 2012.
Talking about Jenni & Mervyn's invitation to exhibit in Mongolia.
Diamond Valley Leader on Mongolia
25/04/2012 | Media
Article appearing in Diamond Valley Leader, April 25, 2012.
Talking about Jenni & Mervyn's invitation to exhibit in Mongolia.
Jenni reciting a poem from Norway, Aurora 1
05/04/2012 | General News
Here is a post on the Varuna Writer's Centre Site -
I was invited to read a poem and have read my Aurora Poem from the Norwegian Coastal Steamer…


Click_here_for Poem


Web site for Eltham South Fine Art
28/03/2012 | Galleries
The New Web site for ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART: Studios and Gallery is
www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au

Click_here
Information about Jenni Mitchell's family gallery and orchard garden.



Video Jenni Mitchell exhibition
27/03/2012 | Media

Jenni Mitchell Artist Profile .



Students From the Studios
29/02/2012 | General News
The next exhibition I will be 'holding' is not of my own work but that of my students.
Students from the Studios will be held at ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART: Gallery and Studios Sunday 28 September until 12 October.

This show will include 27 students from our studio working with Mervyn and myself. Some of the students have been working with me for eight years and have been exhibiting while others have just begun their painting journey.
More information visit the gallery website www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au




Archive
29/02/2012 | Exhibitions
A lot has been happening lately!

THE TEACHING STUDIO

We have relocated our teaching studio from Montsalvat to SIX MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD Eltham. Why? Because we have my mother's house and studio on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Main Road to use. My mother, Grace Mitchell passed away six months ago in April. She was at 94 years of age. Grace had wanted us to use her space for artistic pursuit. With much toil we are now ready and have had several classes working from the new studio space. And working well within the garden setting. Spring being the perfect time to start a new venture. If you are thinking of joining the classes or having some private tuition with Jenni, now is the time to enrol.

OPEN STUDIO

For Two weekends in November, 19/20 and 26/27 we will be opening our studios, gallery and garden to the public. As a former founding artist of the Open Studio Program I am pleased to announce we are returning after a break of several years.

With the new space we are able to exhibit our work in a well lit environment. It will be a show of the family - Grace Mitchell, Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. Grace's work on show will be a preview to a larger show we hope to have in the next couple of years. Mervyn and Jenni's work will be a series of paintings and photographs of recent travels and studio works including NORWAY, MONGOLIA and the Australian Desert.

WORKSHOP WINGROVE PARK, DEC 2011

To finish the year Jenni and Mervyn will be holding a local Eltham workshop in Wingrove Park, just opposite the studio gallery in Mount Pleasant Road. Wingrove Park is a natural park full of history and wonderful on Manna Gum trees. It's wild and untamed and totally suitable for painting.

For more information and enquiries see entry on page and contact Jenni on 9439 3458 or Mobile 0417 585 102.

Jenni



ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART: Studios & Gallery
02/02/2012 | General News
Eltham South Fine Art: Studios and Gallery will now be open regularly from Thursday to Saturday.

Situated at Six Mount Pleasant Road Eltham the gallery hours are:
Thursday 10 - 5.30
Friday 10 - 5.30
Saturday 11 - 5.30

The gallery will be open at other times and by arrangement: phone 0417 585 102 for details.

New Painting Classes with Jenni Mitchell are now available:
Thursday Morning 10.00 - 12.30
Thursday Evening 6.30 - 8.30
Friday Morning 10.00 - 12.30

Private tuition available at arranged times.
ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART Studios & Gallery
22/11/2011 | General News
ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART Studios & Gallery is our new working name.

Our STUDIOS, GALLERY & FRAMING WORKSHOP are situated on a site between two roads - Six Mount Pleasant Road and 19 Fordhams Road in Eltham.

Two entrances now - Six Mount Pleasant for the Gallery and teaching workshop and Fordhams Road for the framing studio.

The studios have been combined in honour of my mother who passed away in April this year. Grace Mitchell purchased the property here in Eltham in 1948 and the family has lived here since. Grace's Place is now open to the public as a gallery and teaching studio showcasing sculpture, painting and photography work by the family.

We are open for the first time in this form as part of the Nillumbik OPEN STUDIO program and thereafter 'irregularly' - when the sign is out or by appointment. We live on site and are more than happy to open the gallery - just give us a phone call and make a time.

Telephone: (03) 9439 3458 or Mobile 0417 585 102 Email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au for an appointment or any enquiry
OPEN STUDIO NOV 2011
13/11/2011 | Exhibitions
Returning to the Nillumbik Open Studio Program this year we will be introducing our new Gallery Studio venue.

ELTHAM SOUTH FINE ART - Studio and Gallery; located at Six Mount Pleasant Road Eltham.

We have moved the Montsalvat teaching studio to this space as well as set up a gallery to exhibit the work of my mother, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan and myself, Jenni Mitchell.

Six Mount Pleasant Road is the extension of our property, my mother's house and garden. Grace sadly passed away in April this year at the age of 94.

The Eltham South Fine Art studio and gallery space was first bought by the Mitchell family in 1948. The Mitchell's created an orchard and vegetable garden on the side of the mudstone hill and later Grace made her famous home made pies from here before turning pastry to clay and working with wood and stone in her sculpture.

Some of her work will be shown over this coming Open Studio.

Hours - Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am - 5.00pm.

Enquiries to Jenni Mitchell (03) 9439 3458 M. 0417 585 102
Painting Workshop WINGROVE PARK ELTHAM
17/10/2011 | Workshops
NEW WORKSHOP WITH JENNI MITCHELL & MERVYN HANNAN
WINGROVE PARK ELTHAM

December 4
All day
start 10:00am - 3.30pm

Enjoy a day with Jenni Mitchell painting under the beautiful ancient Manna Gum trees that line the Diamond Creek in Wingrove Park, Eltham South.

Full of artistic history, Wingrove Park was a meeting place for the local Aboriginal community as well as a frequented painting spot for early Australian artists such as Walter Withers and Max Meldrum.

The day will begin with a domonstration in oil by Jenni Mitchell and a pastel painting by Mervyn Hannan, followed by individual tuition.

Students may use their choice of medium; oil, acrylic watercolour, gouache or pastel.

Beginners and advanced students welcome.


SUITABLE FOR: Beginner and Advanced Students
COST: $110

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: Phone (03) 9439 3458 Mobile 0417 585 102
jenni@jennimitchell.com.au




Term Four Enrolments Painting Classes
20/09/2011 | General News
Term Four will commence Tuesday October 11 from new studio address:
SIX MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD, ELTHAM

TUESDAY: 10:00AM - 12.30PM
TUESDAY EVENING: 6.30 - 8.30PM

PRIVATE TUITION AVAILABLE


The studio is located opposite Wingrove Park, a great location for landscape painting and drawing.

FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT Jenni on (03) 9439 3458 or M. 0417 585 102
or email: Jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

www.jennimitchell.com.au
email: jenni @ jennimitchell.com.au
06/09/2011 | Exhibitions


FROM THE EDGE: painting and photography from wild places opens September 3, 2010 at Montsalvat.

The exhibition is a selection of works from wild places including the Australian Desert, Lake Eyre, The Antarctic, Arctic, Norway and Mongolia. Jenni has visited these places over recent years.

'I have been in search of those exquisite places and moments in nature that appear to transcend. The Aurora Borealis, an iceberg, a salt crusted lake, a sunset. Some landscapes are best captured by the camera, others only possible with a paintbrush, or video camera…


Professor Kevin Brophy, from the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne will be opening the exhibition September 3 @ 6.00pm.
If you would like to attend the opening, please RSVP.

VISUAL PRESENTATION AND FLOOR TALK
Thursday September 16 @ 6.00pm

Exhibition opens September 3 - 30.
Montsalvat Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria.
9439 3458
9439 7712
jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

Blog Journal for recent voyage to Norway and trip to Mongolia.

Grace Mitchell Memorial
17/04/2011 | General News
A memorial service for my mother, Grace Mitchell will be held in the Upper Gallery Montsalvat
April 19 at 11:00am. Grace died peacefully in her sleep aged 94 on April 12.

link to Diamond Valley News story:
http://diamond-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/friends-remember-amazing-grace/
Nillumbik Council honours Matcham Skipper
02/04/2011 | General News
Red Chair Talk at Montsalvat

Jenni Mitchell will be taking part in a talk with Sigmund Jorgensen and Andy Drewitt
Wedneday Evening, Barn Gallery Montsalvat to remember Matcham Skipper.

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CLASSES FOR 2011
27/01/2011 | General News
Classes for 2011 will commence Feb 1.

Classes held at the Montsalvat Studio, Eltham

Times:
Monday 10 - 12.30am with Mervyn Hannan
Tuesday 10 - 12.30 with Jenni Mitchell
Tuesday Evening 6.30 - 8.30pm

Private tuition available other times.

all enquiries: 9439 3458 or M. 0417 585 102

FROM THE EDGE
11/06/2010 | Exhibitions
FROM THE EDGE: painting and photography from wild places opens September 3, 2010 at Montsalvat.

The exhibition is a selection of works from wild places including the Australian Desert, Lake Eyre, The Antarctic, Arctic, Norway and Mongolia. Jenni has visited these places over recent years.

'I have been in search of those exquisite places and moments in nature that appear to transcend. The Aurora Borealis, an iceberg, a salt crusted lake, a sunset. Some landscapes are best captured by the camera, others only possible with a paintbrush, or video camera…

Professor Kevin Brophy, from the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne will be opening the exhibition September 3 @ 6.00pm.
If you would like to attend the opening, please RSVP.

VISUAL PRESENTATION AND FLOOR TALK
Thursday September 16 @ 6.00pm

Exhibition opens September 3 - 30.
Montsalvat Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Victoria.
9439 3458
9439 7712
jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

Blog Journal for recent voyage to Norway and trip to Mongolia.

Barn Gallery Montsalvat
September 3 - 30

Blog Journal

Norway - Artist in Residency
11/06/2010 | Expeditions
Jenni Mitchell has been selected to work on a Norweigian Coastal Steamer as an artist-in-residence throughout January and February 2010. She will be documenting in photography and paint the voyages as the coastal steamers MS Richard With and Ms Trollfjord traverse the Norweigian Coast. Jenni will be sailing along the coast from Bergen to Kirkenes three times aboard the two different ships. The residency includes a series of workshops and lectures given by Jenni with an emphasis on 'looking' and understanding the land/seascape. The journey includes the 'Hunting the Light'; the search for the elusive northern lights Aurora Borealis deep in the Arctic Circle.

Technology willing - you will be able to follow Jenni's journey as she updates her blog page during the six week journey.

Aurora Borealis - is from the series of paintings and in anticipation of seeing the lights of the northern sky to be exhibited at Montsalvat September 2010.

FROM THE EDGE - an exhibition of Paintings and Photography will be held in the Barn Gallery September 2010.


Blog Journal
Painting Wingrove Park
15/04/2010 | Workshops
2 Workshops in May painting with Jenni Mitchell

Wednesday May 5
Sunday May 30

Cost $85 single $150 both

An intensive workshop with demonstrations by Jenni Mitchell followed by individual tuition in one of Eltham's most beautiful and historic parks on the edge of the Diamond Creek.

Bring favourite painting materials: - oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolour, gouache, pencil.

Enquiries and bookings: (03) 9439 3458 M. 0417 585 102




Painting/Drawing Class changes
25/03/2010 | Workshops
New dates for painting classes -
Term Two.

Classes at Montsalvat will now be held on Monday Mornings & afternoon/evening.

Monday Morning - 10am - 12.30pm
Monday afternoon/evening 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Mervyn Hannan will be conducting these classes for term two with a focus
on pastel work and painting.

All day workshops will be held with Jenni at times to be announced.

Further enquiries to: 03 9439 3458 or 0417 585 102


Norway
30/01/2010 | Expeditions
Please look at www.jennimitchell.net for norway journal. Information has been difficult to post to site as communication and internet speed from ship is painfully slow and impossible most of the time to access web. Journal notes will only be posted when i am in Port overnight such as at present, in Bergen.

The photograph is from the bridge of the MS Richard With vessel.
Kirkenes - Norway
23/01/2010 | General News
For all those trying to follow the web blog, I am currently sailing towards Kirkenes towards the Russian border in Norway.Internet access is generally non existant so will attempt to upload pictures and other bits when I return to Bergen. Having a great time and enjoying the cold.


17/01/2010 | General News
Click here for the Diamond Valley Newspaper's story about Jenni's trip to Norway.
Please note the 'Aura' is describing the 'Aurora Borealis'!

http://diamond-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/aura-of-northern-lights-draws-eltham-artist/
2010 CLASS BOOKINGS
07/12/2009 | Workshops
Class dates for 2010 has been set and will continue as usual while Jenni Mitchell is working in Norway as Artist-in-residence. Mervyn Hannan will be continuing the classes and students will be able to learn a variety of painting mediums from Mervyn. He has a particular interest in pastel work as well as oil painting. Classes commence January 27. Bookings can be made by phone. Please ring. Classes will be held Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon/evening and Thursday morning. Email enquiries: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

DV News article about Student Exhibition
14/11/2009 | Media

Norway
13/11/2009 | Expeditions
Jenni has been awarded an artist-in-residency aboard a Norweigian Coastal steamer and will be travelling in January and February 2010. The purpose of the residency for Jenni will be to collect visual material by way of photography and sketches as source material for her work.

A journal following the voyage will be posted periodically to this site. see blog.

photo from previous voyage to the Arctic.



From the Studio
13/11/2009 | Exhibitions
From the studio is an exhibition of Jenni Mitchell's students currently showing in the Long Gallery at Montsalvat. Seventeen students are showing their work - many for the first time. The show concludes at the end of Novemenber.
Regular Classes
15/10/2009 | Exhibitions
Term four painting classes with Jenni Mitchell at Montsalvat will commence first week in October.

Tuesday evenings Oct 6 - Dec 15
Wed mornings Oct 7 - Dec 16
Thursday mornings Oct 8 - Dec 17

Private sessions by arrangement.

for enquiries and bookings
contact Jenni (03) 9439 3458 (03) 9439 3458
email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au



Term Four Painting Classes
15/10/2009 | General News
Term Four Classes have commenced for Jenni Mitchell Classes. There are still a few vacacies.
Private Tuition is availabe.
For more inforantion contact Jenni 9439 3458.

brochure.
term Dates.

From the Studio
14/10/2009 | Exhibitions
An Exhibition of painting by 17 students of Jenni Mitchell will open in the Long Gallery at Montsalvat throughout November.
Hours 9.00am - 5.00 daily.
Contact Jenni Mitchell for further information and classes.
MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP
07/07/2009 | Workshops
See listing on right side of page for new Mixed Media Workshop.

brochure and bookings.
Regular Painting Classes & Workshops
22/06/2009 | Workshops
Bookings are now being taken for term three painting classes at Montsalvat with Jenni Mitchell.

Classes run for 10 weeks commencing the week Tuesday July 14 until September 17. Classes may be booked as full or half term.

Classes are held Tuesday Evenings 5.30 - 7.30
Wednesday & Thursday mornings 10 - 12.30

Suitable for beginners and experienced painters; all mediums
welcome.

More information.
term Dates.



Sketching Workshop at Montsalvat
25/05/2009 | Workshops
Bookings now being taken for the Sketching Workshop at Montsalvat.

Date: June 21
Time: 10 - 3.30
Suitable for: All levels including beginners
Cost: $85
Materials: Bring your favourite sketching tools - pencils, pastel or paints.

Jenni Mitchell will be holding a workshop in and around the beautiful gounds and buildings of Montsalvat.

Please contact Jenni Mitchell or email at:
jenni@jennimitchell.com.au
or phone: (03) 9439 3458

workshop infomation and bookings

Sonia Skipper Retrospective Exhibition at Montsalvat
09/01/2009 | Exhibitions
Sonia Skipper, a founding family member of the artist colony Montsalvat in Eltham Victoria died last year. A Retrospective Exhibiton of her work will be held commencing January 29.
Invitation
Essay press release
Wikinorthia Entry



Sonia Skipper Retrospective Exhibition at Montsalvat
09/01/2009 | Media
A Retrospective Exhibition will be held of Sonia Skippers painting and sculpture works at Montsalvat commencing January 29.

Details and Press Release
The Artists of MONTSALVAT
08/12/2008 | Exhibitions
Jenni Mitchell and partner Mervyn Hannan's paintings and drawing will be shown in a new exhibition of Montsalvat Artists work in Eltham.

The exhibition will open Thursday 11.00 December and run until 27 January 2009.

Enquiries and private viewings of work by Jenni and Mervyn can be made by appointment. Ph: (03) 9439 3458 or Mob. 0417 585 102




Painting Classes at Montsalvat
10/06/2008 | General News
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2009 CLASSES

Jenni Mitchell conducts private and group painting classes at Montsalvat. These are held on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday afternoon. Contact Jenni for further information on (03) 9439 3458 or 0417 585 102

More information.
term Dates.
Warrandyte Painting Workshop
30/03/2008 | Workshops
Jenni will be holding a painting workshop 'by the Yarra River, Warrandyte'. Monday - May 5
10am - 3pm

for details and Bookings
(03) 04398 34358
jenni@jennimitchell.com.eu

PUBLIC FORUM
26/03/2008 | Exhibitions
Saying Sorry to the Earth - A Public Forum

Be inspired by an indigenous perspective from Vick Walker, the mystical art of Jenni Mitchell, poetic reflections from Christina Rowntree and the reflective genius of Shane Charles on didgeridoo.

7.30 till 9.45, Sunday 30 March, 2008
Templestowe Uniting Church

More information.
PASTEL WORKSHOP - ELTHAM
19/02/2008 | Workshops
30/01/2008 | Workshops
A pastel workshop will be held in WINGROVE PARK, Eltham.
Date: February 22
Time: 10am - 3.30pm
Cost: $70

Bookings: Phone Jenni Mitchell (03) 9439 3458
Email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

The workshop will begin with a demonstration in 'painting' the landscape using pastel. Tuition will continue at a one on one basis.

More information and bookings.





WIN FOR GALLERY
18/02/2008 | General News
VCAT has approved the permit for the gallery to go ahead at the site of 559 Main Road Eltham, former home of the Eltham Wiregrass & Gateway Galleries. This is a great win for the continuation of the Arts in Eltham. The new design for the gallery will incorporate the quintesential building elements of the district - mudbrick and timbers.

The permit had been refused by the Nillumbik Council and be opposed by some residents who felt car parking was a larger issue than the furtherment of the arts and architecture in Eltham. This iconic building designed by the quintesential mudbrick architects of Eltham will enhance the Gateway, foster the arts and help perpetuate the reputation of Eltham as a place for art.

Artful Win - from Diamond Valley Newspaper Article.
More from the Diamond Valley Newspaper Article.
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DESERT ICE - A VISUAL PRESENTATION AND TALK
30/01/2008 | General News
Nillumbik Shire Council will be hosting a visual presentation by Jenni Mitchell as part of the RED CHAIR talks.

The prsentation will take the viewer to the places Jenni loves the most - the Desert and Lake Eyre, the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Date: Wednesday February 13
Venue: Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Time: 7.00pm
Bookings: Nillumbik Shire (03) 94333 111

More information and bookings.



DESERT ICE - A VISUAL PRESENTATION AND TALK
30/01/2008 | Expeditions
Nillumbik Shire Council will be hosting a visual presentation by Jenni Mitchell as part of the RED CHAIR talks.

The prsentation will take the viewer to the places Jenni loves the most - the Desert and Lake Eyre, the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Date: February 22
Venue: Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Time: 7.00pm
Bookings: Nillumbik Shire (03) 94333 111
New timetable & Summer School
12/12/2007 | Workshops
Link to current timetable for regular weekly classes and Summer School Brochure.

Summer School.
Bookings & Flyer for summer School.
Regular Classes timbetable & Pricelist.
Montsalvat Classes & Workshops Brochure
Permanent Exhibition Space at Montsalvat
01/12/2007 | Exhibitions
Jenni Mitchell will now show her work along with Mervyn Hannan from their Montsalvat Studio Gallery in Eltham and by appointment from the Fordhams Road Studios.

The Montsalvt studio Gallery is also the home of the painting classes and is located adjacent to the Roman Pool and the pine forest.


Selected and changing works of contemporary oil painting, works on paper, photography and sculpture are featured including the Antarctic, Arctic, Desert and studio pieces.


Australian Federation of University Women
01/12/2007 | General News
Jenni Mitchell has recently been appointed to the committee of the Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW), Victorian Branch.

About AFUW.
Painting Workshop - The Diamond Creek @ Wingrove Park, Eltham
13/09/2007 | Workshops
Painting the Diamond Creek and ancient Manna Gum in the artistic heritage Wingrove Park.

Walter Withers, Max Meldrum and a myriad artists have painting the knarked Manna Gums and wattle trees growing along the Diamond Creek at Wingrove Park.

Will start the day with a painting demonstration and then guide students on a one to one basis.

Date: October 15
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Place: wingrove Park, Main Road Eltham Eltham - opposite Shell service station at Mt. Pleasant Road.
Cost: $55.00
BYO lunch
Bookings and Enquiries: Jenni Mitchell - 9439 3458 0417 585 102

Painting Workshop - Yarra River @ Warrandyte
24/08/2007 | Workshops
An all day workshop with Jenni Mitchell on the Yarra River at Warrandyte.

Monday September 3 - 10am - 3pm

Jenni will begin by demonstrating her technique of interpreting the subject and painting quickly onto the canvas before giving individual tuition to students.

Small group - bookings essential.

email: Jenni Mitchell
jenni@jennimitchell.com.au
Cost: $55.00

Bookings & Brochure
Olympic Medalist Gary Honey Portrait
28/07/2007 | Media
Diamond Valley News - Portrait of Gary Honey
DV News story.

Gary Honey Portrait
10/07/2007 | General News
The newly completed portrait of the Olympic Silver Medalist, Gary Honey will be on show at GATEWAY GALLERIES for one month.

DV News story.


Nillumbik Shire - Essay by Jenni Mitchell
16/03/2007 | Media
link to essay by Jenni Mitchell - History of Arts in Nillumbik

Portrait Painting Workshop
07/03/2007 | Workshops
A Portrait painting workshop will be available in April. Workshop runs over four Tuesday evening sessions beginning Tuesday 3 Arpil and finishing Tuesday 24 April.
Details
Bookings & Brochure
MONTSALVAT STUDIO GALLERY
29/01/2007 | Galleries
MONTSALVAT STUDIO GALLERY

Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan have jointly opened a new exhibition and studio space at Montsalvat in Eltham.

The 'new' MONTSALVAT STUDIO GALLERY is a working studio with a changing exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.

The stone studio is set in the courtyard of the majestic Romanesque Pool in the Montsalvat grounds.

The studio will be used for teaching and exhibiting. Classes will be run in the studio and througout the picturesque Montsalvat grounds.

For details regarding the gallery or classes contact Jenni Mitchell on (03) 9439 3458 or email: jenni@jennimitchell.com.au.

Montsalvat Studio brochure.
Class information brochure.
DESERT NOTES - NEW EXHIBITION
29/01/2007 | Exhibitions
DESERT NOTES
An exhibition of works by JENNI MITCHELL and MERVYN HANNAN - painting, dioramas, sculpture and photography.

The selected works were created over a number of years from journeys to the desert sand, salt and sky heart of South Australia's Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges country.

Exhibition from: February 23 to March 29, 2007
Opening: Sunday February 25 from 2 - 4 pm.

MEENIYAN ART GALLERY
84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, Victoria Ph: 5664 0101

SOME IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED - SELECT: GALLERIES|PAINTINGS|DESERT NOTES EXHIBITION
Poets Portraits
08/12/2006 | Exhibitions
Poets' Portraits on Exhibition - Montsalvat Chapel

A selection of Portraits from the series of 100 POETS' PORTRAITS painted by Jenni Mitchell will be show from Dec. 10 in the Chapel and the Studio Gallery at Montsalvt. The Portraits in the Chapel are Poets who have died since the portrait was painted. These include: A.D. Hope, Shelton Lea, Lisa Bellair, John Anderson and Adrian Rawlins.

Pic: Shelton Lea standing with his portrait at at an exhibtion of the portraits,LaTrobe Uni.

More pics of portraits - Select Gallery & choose Paintings/Poets .

List of Portraits Painted .


Montsalvat Poets' Festival Program Dec 10 2006 .

TO THE ICE: Images from the Antarctic
07/11/2006 | General News
Limited copies of the publication TO THE ICE:Images from the Antarctic are still available and can be purchased from select bookshops or directly from Jenni Mitchell.

About the Book - Resources.

Montsalvat Studio, Classes and Workshops
11/09/2006 | General News
A series of painting classes and workshops will commence at Montsalvat in October in our new gallery and studio space.

The opportunity exists for students to work in the studio and to paint around the pictureque grounds of the historic Montsalvat buildings and gardens. Classes will be available during the day and evening.

The Studio Gallery space will show paintings and sculpture by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.

CLASSES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MORNINGs and AFTERNOONS.

Montsalvat Studio brochure.
Class information brochure.

06/09/2006 | Media
An icy challenge - the Age June 21, 2005


Age article & Pic.

Desert Sharing
24/08/2006 | Exhibitions
06/11/2028 | Exhibitions


DESERT SHARING

an exhibition of paintings and sculpture
TOGSOYUN SODNOM | JENNI MITCHELL | MERVYN HANNAN

A love of the desert has brought together two women from very different parts of the world. Togsoyun began painting her beloved Mongolian Gobi desert while a world away Jenni Mitchell was discovering the wonders of the Australian Desert.
A chance introduction has resulted in Togsoyunt travelling to Australia to paint in the Flinders Ranges with Jenni.
See their individual interpretations of their love of the desert through this incredible exhibition of paint and photography in the Barn Gallery at Montsalvat with sculptures by Mervyn Hannan.



For further information and interivew please contact Jenni Mitchell on: 9439 3458 or mobile 0417 585 102 or jenni@jennimitchell.com.au

Exhibition Mt. Buller
03/06/2006 | Exhibitions
Earth | Salt |Ice
photographic exhibition
La Trobe University
Mt. Buller

Opens June 11 2006

Desert Sharing - Exhibition at Montsalvat, Eltham
28/03/2006 | Exhibitions
DESERT SHARING

Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
June 1 - July 3

Exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture -
works from Mongolia and the Australian Desert by
TOGOSYUN SODOM, JENNI MITCHELL, MERVYN HANNAN
an exhibition of paintings and sculpture
TOGSOYUN SODNOM | JENNI MITCHELL | MERVYN HANNAN

A love of the desert has brought together two women from very different parts of the world. Togsoyun began painting her beloved Mongolian Gobi desert while a world away Jenni Mitchell was discovering the wonders of the Australian Desert.
A chance introduction has resulted in Togsoyunt travelling to Australia to paint in the Flinders Ranges with Jenni.
See their individual interpretations of their love of the desert through this incredible exhibition of paint and photography in the Barn Gallery at Montsalvat with sculptures by Mervyn Hannan.

For further information and interivew please contact Jenni Mitchell on: 9439 3458 or mobile 0417 585 102 or jenni@jennimitchell.com.au





Little Desert Retreat and Workshops, 2006
11/01/2006 | Workshops

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR 2006


Dates for the 2006 Little Desert and Mt. Arapiles Retreat and workshops are:
September 29 - October 4.

Workshops are based out of the Little Desert Lodge in the Western District of Victoria. A variety of landscape from waterholes, sand ridges, wild native vegetitation and wide skies. The Little Desert is also home to the rare and endangered Lowan (Mallee Fowl).
link to brochure and booking details

Flinders Ranges Painting Retreat
11/01/2006 | Workshops
Dates for Flinders Ranges Painting Workshop and Retreat are
May 1 - May 7.

Join us in a week of painting and sketching around the Northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia. The retreat will be based at Blinman - an historic coal mining town. Nearby are rugged gorges, ancient creekbeds, knarled river red-gums and an array of vegetation and wildlife to experience through the artists' eye.

Regular demonstations and individual tuition throughout the workshops.

link to brochure and booking details



Antarctic Exhibition
28/12/2005 | Media
The Age Newspaper.
PORTRAIT OF THE ROYSE BROTHERS
19/12/2005 | Exhibitions
PORTRAIT OF THE ROYSE BROTHERS by Jenni Mitchell

The Portrait of the brothers, Alistair and Colin Royse can be viewed as part of the exhibition 'Salon de Montsalvat' currently running at Montsalvat. The exhibition will close Feburary 12, 2006.

Montsalvat is located at:
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham
exhibition enquiries: (03) 9439 7712


Artist Talk & Visual Presentation
27/11/2005 | Exhibitions
Desert, Ice and Poetry - Artist Talk and Visual Presentation

Jenni Mitchell will be presenting an Artist Talk and Visual Presentation at her current exhibition, Desert, Ice and Poetry.

She will take you through her journey of the salt of inland desert, Lake Eyre, The Antarctic, ice and sea and then to the north pole and the Arctic region and through her experience of Painting the portraits of the Australian Poets.

Barn Gallery, Montsalvat - 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham.
Date: December 7
Time: 7.00pm
RSVP: (03) 9439 7712
Pole Apart - Arctic sailing
19/11/2005 | Media
Read about Jenni Mitchell's voyage to the Arctic in the AGE Newspaper. Saturday Nov 19 - Travel Section.

link to story draft



Desert, Ice and Poetry - NEW EXHIBITION
16/11/2005 | Exhibitions
A new exhbition of selection paintings from the Desert, Ice and Poets' Portraits series is currently on show in the BARN GALLERY at MONTSALVAT. The exhibition will run until DECEMBER 12, 2005.

The works consist of selected Antarctic and Desert oil paintings, recent sketches from the Arctic and selected oil paintings from the series of 100 Australian Poets' Portraits. The Portraits will coincide with the Montsalvat National Poetry Festival to be held December 4.
link to selected images and choose Paintings/Desert Ice and Poetry

Montsalvat is at: 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham.
Phone enquiries: (03) 9439 7712 or mobile: 0417 585 102


Graduation
16/10/2005 | General News
Last Thursday Jenni accepted her 'Master of Visual Arts' degree from Monash Universtiy. Her Masters thesis was 'Salt and Ice' - a visual comparision of the two desert regions of Lake Eyre (salt) and the Antarctic (ice). Some painting work from the thesis can be viewed by selecting 'galleries/paintings/antarctic'


Arctic Voyage
11/09/2005 | Expeditions
Resolute, Sunday 11th September...

With all the plans and best intentions made from the comfort of my Eltham studio and with the latest technology carefully carried to the other side of the world,(laptop computer, cameras and video equipment), the High Arctic showed me who was in control and it was not me. Communication from 83 degrees north was not easy. Difficult also was communications from the "Kapitan Klebnikov', not to mention the cost. So plans for regular journal updates from the voyage to the top of Ellsemere Island and Greenland have not happened.

The sea voyage is over - after nearly one month at sea we disembarked yesterday at Resolute on the Corwallis Island, still in the High Arctic. There is currently a 40 knott blizzard blowing gusts of snow around in the sunshine, looks spectacular... 110 kilometers winds are forcast for later today. On arrival yesterday it was snowing hard, large flakes osbcuring everything. The place looked far more beautiful in the snow than on arrival a month ago when the earth was bare and dusty. Mervyn and are booked to fly out on the next plane - next Wednesday. There are two planes each week, weather permitting. Sometimes the planes arrive, circle once or twice and leave... then it's another four days before they try again. It can be chaos. We hope for calm conditions next Wednesday!

While I have a few days indoors at the Narwall hotel - I will try to prepare some words to post.. and images of the past few weeks of this extraordinary journey through the Arctic land of polar bears, muskox and ice.
link to Arctic Notes

Selected Arctic photographs can be viewed by selecting 'Galleries' from menu and then 'Photography/Arctic'

Arctic Voyage
03/08/2005 | Expeditions
Jenni has been awarded a Quark Polar Artist-in-Residency to sail aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov ship during August and September. Throughout the voyage Jenni will present a series of workshops and lectures featuring her work from Lake Eyre, the Australian desert and The Antarctic.

This will be Jenni's first visit to the Arctic. Working as a multi-medium artist, Jenni will be using a combination of tradional methods and technology to document the voyage. Sketch-books, pencils and paint have been packed along side SLR, digital and video cameras.

'Each painting expedition is different. Because of weight restrictions and the long distance travel to the Arctic I have had to reduce the amount of carry on materials. I plan to spend the next few months following the voyage working in the studio from the field sketches and photographs to create new exhibition works.'

During November and December Jenni will return to the Antarctic with Mervyn Hannan. They will work as a Multi-Media and Visual Arts team with photography, video, painting and sculpture.


Dickerson Gallery Melbourne - Antarctic Paintings 2005
28/07/2005 | Exhibitions
Aeature article about exhibition Melbourne Age

The Age Newspaper.
Dickerson Gallery Melbourne.

SALT ICE
23/07/2005 | General News
An audio presentation by Jenni Mitchell for Lab3000 and RMIT can be viewed as a project for the forthcoming National Science Week.

view here

view and LISTEN to presentation


South Project
04/07/2004 | General News
Jenni Mitchell presented a paper at the South Project 'Stage 1 - The Gathering' about working in the Antarctic as an artist-in-residence with the Australian Antarctic Division.

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Visit South Project


Sublime Journeys
25/09/2003 | Expeditions
link to essay published Thylazine Magazine. Autobiographical piece about jenni Mitchell's voyage to the Antarctic as a recipient of he Australian Antarctic Division's humanities felowship.
ICE SUPPORTERS
05/08/2003 | Expeditions
I would like to thank the following Sponsors, Supporters and friends for their assistance with preparation and guidance towards my work in the ICE. Without their generous support, The Antarctic and The Arctic work I have completed and hope to continue may not have been possible - or would at least have been far more difficult.


'The Australian Antarctic Division, Quark Expeditions, Theme,Polar Arts Program, Printwize, Ultima Computers, Trinity Digital Solutions, Meanjin, The Age Newspaper, International Artist, Diamond Valley Leader, Montsalvat, Dickerson Gallery Melbourne, Thylazine, Young Nelson Productions, Lab 3000, The Royce Family, Dr. Knowles Kerry, Ken Taylor, Grace Mitchell, Mervyn Hannan and the many Collectors of my artwork.'

Jenni Mitchell


The MacDonald Brothers
01/06/2001 | Media
ABC Australain Story - The Woodlanders - 2001
Shown on ABC TV - the story of Jenni Mitchell's friendship with three brothers who are timbercutters, and their lives in Digby, South Western Victoria.

link to ABC Australian Story

link to The Sunday Age Story

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A lot has been happening lately!

THE TEACHING STUDIO

We have relocated our teaching studio from Montsalvat to SIX MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD Eltham. Why? Because we have my mother's house and studio on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Main Road to use. My mother, Grace Mitchell passed away six months ago in April. She was at 94 years of age. Grace had wanted us to use her space for artistic pursuit. With much toil we are now ready and have had several classes working from the new studio space. And working well within the garden setting. Spring being the perfect time to start a new venture. If you are thinking of joining the classes or having some private tuition with Jenni, now is the time to enrol.

OPEN STUDIO

For Two weekends in November, 19/20 and 26/27 we will be opening our studios, gallery and garden to the public. As a former founding artist of the Open Studio Program I am pleased to announce we are returning after a break of several years.

With the new space we are able to exhibit our work in a well lit environment. It will be a show of the family - Grace Mitchell, Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. Grace's work on show will be a preview to a larger show we hope to have in the next couple of years. Mervyn and Jenni's work will be a series of paintings and photographs of recent travels and studio works including NORWAY, MONGOLIA and the Australian Desert.

WORKSHOP WINGROVE PARK, DEC 2011

To finish the year Jenni and Mervyn will be holding a local Eltham workshop in Wingrove Park, just opposite the studio gallery in Mount Pleasant Road. Wingrove Park is a natural park full of history and wonderful on Manna Gum trees. It's wild and untamed and totally suitable for painting.

For more information and enquiries see entry on page and contact Jenni on 9439 3458 or Mobile 0417 585 102.

Jenni



01/01/1970 | Exhibitions
A lot has been happening lately!

THE TEACHING STUDIO

We have relocated our teaching studio from Montsalvat to SIX MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD Eltham. Why? Because we have my mother's house and studio on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Main Road to use. My mother, Grace Mitchell passed away six months ago in April. She was at 94 years of age. Grace had wanted us to use her space for artistic pursuit. With much toil we are now ready and have had several classes working from the new studio space. And working well within the garden setting. Spring being the perfect time to start a new venture. If you are thinking of joining the classes or having some private tuition with Jenni, now is the time to enrol.

OPEN STUDIO

For Two weekends in November, 19/20 and 26/27 we will be opening our studios, gallery and garden to the public. As a former founding artist of the Open Studio Program I am pleased to announce we are returning after a break of several years.

With the new space we are able to exhibit our work in a well lit environment. It will be a show of the family - Grace Mitchell, Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. Grace's work on show will be a preview to a larger show we hope to have in the next couple of years. Mervyn and Jenni's work will be a series of paintings and photographs of recent travels and studio works including NORWAY, MONGOLIA and the Australian Desert.

WORKSHOP WINGROVE PARK, DEC 2011

To finish the year Jenni and Mervyn will be holding a local Eltham workshop in Wingrove Park, just opposite the studio gallery in Mount Pleasant Road. Wingrove Park is a natural park full of history and wonderful on Manna Gum trees. It's wild and untamed and totally suitable for painting.

For more information and enquiries see entry on page and contact Jenni on 9439 3458 or Mobile 0417 585 102.

Jenni



2012 and the new Gallery
01/01/1970 | General News
We have a few changes that include classes now being conducted on Thursday mornings and evenings and Friday morning.

Private classes can be arranged outside of these times.

Our gallery:
Eltham South Fine Art: Studios and Gallery will be open regularly from Feb on Thursday and Fridays from 10.00am - 5.30pm and Saturday from 11.00am - 5.30pm.

We are also able to open outside of these hour - just phone for a time on 0417 585 102.

The Gallery and studios are located at Six Mount Pleasant Road Eltham.

A changing exhibition of works by Grace Mitchell, Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan will be available.



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