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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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Photograph - Untitled (Contact Sheet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph containing thirty images of Matcham Skipper welding a metalwork screen.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on reverse: 'Helmut Newton & Henry Talbot Pty Ltd. Photographers 578 Bourke St, 674963 674957, No. 48/35

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a woman with violin.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Male Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a man with column fragment mounted upon an iron column.

Inscriptions & Markings

'HMC' cast into mid column

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould of a decorative design

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Terracotta Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture of a seated female nude mounted upon an iron column.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled (Contact Sheet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph containing thirty images depicting a Matcham Skipper goblet, Matcham Skipper working jewellery and various construction images of Montsalvat.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Atlas)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval mould of an oval design depicting a male nude carrying a large orb; possibly Atlas carrying the world.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber relief of a ring with scrolling design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper medallion depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion/Plaque - I am Still Learning

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque with bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands and crest with the Latin inscription 'Ancora Imparo' or 'I am still learning'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed 'Praemium Annorum XXV' and 'Alec Ewen'

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Partial rubber mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of three indigenous dancers with body decoration.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould depicting two winged figures (Angels).

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Resin Mould and Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular mould and relief of a male and female nude embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a reclining satyr playing a horn in front of Montsalvat's great hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Sculpture - Cupid

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a seated armless figure with wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Pendant Necklace - Adam and Eve

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rounded square pendant depicting a male and female to the right and left of a central fruit tree. The pendant has an attached barrel ring and cable chain with decorative S clasp with curlycues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Intersecting MS mark; two pin holes at 12 and 6.

Resin Relief - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round resin relief depicting a female profile.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Gates at Montsalvat

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of metal work gates by Matcham Skipper at Montsalvat.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque - Angel Tempting the Devil

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting an angel and devil.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on front lower right. Sticker on back containing "Matcham Skipper/Angel tempting the Devil/Australia" written in black pen.

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster mould depicting a fire breathing dragon

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Pendant Necklace - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver round pendant depicting a bearded male with peaked hat and sculpture, with attached stem and barrel ring. The pendant is held by a cable chain and decorative S hook with curlycues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Intersecting MS mark; sticker with 37; two pin holes at 1 and 7.

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon Mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Resin Relief - Untitled (Centaur)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval resin relief depicting a rearing centaur with bow and arrow.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Pegasus)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular plaster mould depicting a centaur with wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Sculpture/Marble Base - Boy

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze head of a boy mounted upon a square marble base.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Terracotta Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None