Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery
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. 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 (see below for more details)
(03) 9439 3458
M. 0417 585 102
Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30
Sunday 11.00 - 5.00
Held in Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery
Six Mount Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095
Classes suit all level of students including beginners All medium including: Oil, Acrylic, water based paints and pastel.
Thursday & Friday 10.00 am- 12.30 pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Private tuition available.
The Light Factory Gallery
21 Brougham Street,
The Light Factory Gallery was opened to the public on August 18th, the gallery promotes excellence, innovation and passion for fine arts. Originally built in 1973 as a light factory by renowned Alistair Knox, the building is supported by twelve massive oregon posts, with continuous surrounding clerestory windows that allow light to flood the central atrium. Tucked away behind the gallery is a teahouse that overlooks the sculpture garden. The garden changes every three months with new sculptures rotating. The teahouse provides a selection of quality teas, good coffee and light meals. The Yarra Valley region has a long history of inspiring artists and has also had a supportive community. The Light Factory Gallery’s mission is to nurture artists and re-invigorate the discussion and appreciation of art in the region.
The Light Factory Gallery is committed to providing quality tuition in the following areas;
- Oil painting
- Life drawing – tutored and untutored
- School students 15+
To gauge demand and best meet your needs, we would appreciate a registering of your interest (there is no obligation) and indicating if you are a beginner, experienced painter or advanced.
For more information Visit the website at www.thelightfactorygallery.com.au
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The Ridge Cafe Gallery
5/266 Bolton Street, Eltham
The warm, friendly and spacious atmosphere of The Ridge cafe Gallery is enhanced by an extensive range of local artworks including paintings, sculpture and poetry. It's a great meeting place where you can relax over breakfast or lunch. Try one of our freshly baked cakes or slices – the perfect accompaniment to a great "Quists" coffee or one of our extensive selection of teas.
Come and enjoy fresh delicious homemade food ... we offer a range of healthy meals, cakes and biscuits, suitable for all tastes, including gluten-free, vegan, low GI and a children's menu.
Fully air-conditioned for your comfort during the hot summer months and a gas log fire for the colder months to keep you warm and cosy. With no stairs and a spacious environment, access is ideal for wheelchairs and prams alike.
We can cater for your private or corporate functions, either in-house or supply and deliver to your venue of choice.
HOURS: - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Saturday 9.30am to 2.00pm (ish)
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Phone/Fax 03 9439 0394
Facebook: Ridge CafeGallery