Jenni Mitchell Travel site is a place I will post my next travel journal.

Soon Mervyn and I will be heading to TIMOR LESTE to work as NGO’s for an Eltham Rotary Project that has been underway for some time. Building  accomodation quarters at an orphanage 25 kilometres out of Dili.

The plan: – Mervyn will be working on the construction site with other team members and local youths and I will be documenting the work. I will also be meeting the children and assisting wherever I can. Ten sewing machines have been sent over I understand as well as other equipment.

I ‘plan’ to meet the local weavers and artists in and around Dili and see if I can open a connection between our gallery; Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery in Eltham.

I am travelling with an open mind;  Will  Timor likes me and will I like Timor? Lets see if I/we are able to assist in the recovery of what we expect to find in the  many traumatised children and adults as a result of the recent political unrest.


You can follow other journeys at: http://www.jennimitchell.net.au – Norway and Mongolia 2010  andhttp://www.jennimitchellblog.com Mongolia 2012.

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Petschel House Hamilton is the home of artists Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan. In 2016 Jenni and Mervyn relocated their studios and galleries from Eltham to a beautiful 14 acre heritage Bluestone home with extensive gardens and lake. New studios and galleries have evolved and now support painting classes and open days. Jenni and Mervyn both grew up in the artistic shadow of Eltham's Montsalvat artists colony. Mervyn is from the founding family of Skippers and Jenni first began formal painting classes at the art colony as a 10 year on child. Jenni went on to have her own studio at Montsalvat and run classes from there. Both artists have travelled extensively overseas and into the desert regions of Australia. Jenni Mitchell has exhibited her work around the globe and is held in many public and private collections. Visitors are welcome at Petschel House to wander the gardens, view the studios and purchase works of art or home grown produce from the large productive orchard and gardens. Best to Phone ahead on 0417585102. Petschel House is located at 107 Petschels Lane Hamilton Victoria. 3300

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