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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.

Location

7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham Victoria

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Plaster Mould

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a circular design depicting a female nude.

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None

Brass Belt Buckle - Diana and the Hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Brass belt buckle depicting a nude female with two dogs contained within a circle

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None

Bronze Medallion/ Plaque - Untitled (Sower)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque with bronze medallion depicting a male nude sowing seeds in a landscape with fence posts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on reverse (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper/ Montsalvat'

Photograph - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber mould depicting a woman playing an instrument.

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None

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A bronze sculpture of a female bust.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MATCHAM 83 on the left of reverse side

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a decorative design with central flower with seven petals.

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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 (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.

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould containing twin circular designs depicting two female seated nudes.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting two figure groups standing upon orbs.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber mould depicting a female nude with oblong shape.

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None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster relief of a male and female nude holding a child.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Wilderness

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a kangaroo, cliff with tree and a ruin.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on reverse: in pen '(Wilderness) Heonlle tu LIEU Sauvage / Matcham Skipper Australia' The first French word is illegible but the remainder translates to 'you wild place'.

Silver Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silver plaque depicting Christ riding a donkey. Corresponds to mould S.41.

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None

Stone Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture of a female nude.

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None

Pendant Necklace - Untitled (Two Lovers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rounded square silver pendant necklace with Byzantine chain depicting kneeling lovers

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Horseshoe shaped plaster mould depicting multiple nude figures.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silicon mould of a decorative design.

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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

Resin Mould and Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a prancing stallion. This mould is carved into the reverse side of S. 50.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber mould of a rectangular decorative design with central face.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silicon relief depicting the profile of a woman's head.

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None

Stone Sculpture - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone Sculpture of a gargoyle.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Group)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a standing indigenous male with five seated indigenous male and female figures.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze plaque depicting a kangaroo in the landscape mounted upon stone.

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None

Pendant Necklace

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silver pendant necklace with cable chain depicting a stallion and rider

Inscriptions & Markings

Two pin holes at 12 and 6

Silicon Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon relief depicting a trio of nudes.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None