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Montsalvat Eltham, Victoria

Established as an artists' colony in the 1930s by Justus Jorgensen, Montsalvat is a cluster of medieval-styled buildings. It was founded as a home and studio for artists and craftsmen of all persuasions.

Artworks include fine sculptures by Matcham Skipper, reclining nudes and bronzes, and gargoyles and corbels by Helen Lempriere. The Great Hall contains paintings by Jorgensen and other members of the group and carved furniture. The luthiers can often be seen crafting violins, guitars and shakuhachi flutes.

Contact Information

location
7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham Victoria 3095 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9439 7712

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Opening Hours

Montsalvat is open 9am-5pm, seven days a week.

Entry Fee

Adults $14.00 Concessions $10.00 Children under 5: free entry Children aged 5-12 $8.00 Families $35.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children under 13) Group (10-20) $12.00 / Group (20+) $10.00 Free admission to exhibitions in the Barn Gallery and Long Gallery.

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7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham Victoria

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Terracotta Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a kneeling nude woman mounted upon an iron column.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of the head of an indigenous man.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in pencil (Ll) '1/10' (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper' and dated (Lr) 'circa 1960' on matt board

Photograph - Bracelet

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper bracelet containing four hexagons with a female face linked by a decorative scroll design.

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None

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Hexagonal rubber relief depicting a male and female nude embracing.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a diamond shaped pendant setting depicting two female nudes.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster Mould depicting a kneeling mother and child.

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None

Stone Sculpture - Beethoven

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture of a male head.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a reclining satyr playing a trumpet in front of Montsalvat's Great Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse "Matcham Skipper" at bottom.

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Girl)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of the head of an indigenous girl.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in pencil (Ll) '1/10' (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper' and dated (Lr) 'circa 1960' on matt board

Photograph - Untitled (Necklace)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper Necklace depicting a male and female nude with the head of a man.

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None

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture of a seated female nude holding a billowing shawl over her head.

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None

Metal Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

A circular metal mandala containing a central decorative circle with seven radiating spokes and seven individual circles with unique decorative designs.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Trio of Screens)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a trio of decorative metalwork screens by Matcham Skipper.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a male and female nude.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Resin Relief - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round resin relief depicting a female profile.

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None

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a woman wearing a lace headdress.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Trio of Rings)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a trio of Matcham Skipper rings; depicting from left a signet ring with mother and child, ring with head of a woman and a signet ring with head of a woman.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Utitled (Sower)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square bronze plaque depicting a male nude sowing seeds in a landscape with fence posts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse: (Ls) 'Matcham Skipper Montsalvat'

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on bottom centre front.

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Centaur)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber mould of oval relief depicting a rearing centaur with bow and arrow.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imbedded weave pattern on reverse

Silver Belt Buckle - Diana and the hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rectangular belt buckle depicting a woman running with two hounds contained within a circle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rectangular sticker with number 71

Photograph - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a seated indigenous female embracing a seated indigenous boy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in pencil (Ll) '1/10" (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper' and dated (Lr) 'circa 1960' on matt board.

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silicon mould depicting a pair of hands with tree and shield.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould containing an octagonal design with nude figure.

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None

Silicon Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon relief depicting a male and female nude.

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None

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square metalwork mandala of a decorative design resembling a flower.

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None

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a crouching female form.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould of two parallel decorative designs.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting the face of a woman.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed "P.58" on reverse