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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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Resin Relief - Untitled (Decorative Design)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round resin relief of a decorative design.

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None

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster sculpture of the head of a smiling woman. Relates to S.164 Bronze Sculpture (Head of a Woman).

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None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square plaster relief depicting a male and female nude in front of a cross motif.

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None

Plaster Relief - Chimera

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster relief depicting a chimera with goat's head, lion's mane and serpent's tail.

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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.

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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

Plaster mould depicting a male and female nude.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould depicting a male and female nude with child.

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None

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

Photograph - Untitled (Jewellery)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Colour photograph of Matcham Skipper jewellery; a pair of earrings, four rings, a necklace, medallion and broach.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould of a decorative design.

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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'

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould depicting a female amongst hanging vines.

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None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster relief depicting a male and female nude.

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None

Bronze Sculpture - Wyn Roberts

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a male head and torso mounted upon a marble base.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man Smoking)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of the head of an indigenous man with body decoration smoking.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a seated indigenous man painting bark.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Bronze Plaque/ White Onyx - Untitled (Hands)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A bronze sculpture of hands mounted upon white onyx.

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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

Stone Sculpture /Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Lizard)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture with bronze plaque depicting a lizard mounted upon a bronze base.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting a male profile.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on reverse left side

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster mould of a pear shape design depicting two embracing nudes.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular metalwork mandala of a decorative design with central circle and arc of six squares.

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None

Silver Amulet - Angel

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rounded square amulet depicting an angel.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Indigenous Dancer)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze plaque depicting a male indigenous dancer with two seated indigenous males in a landscape.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse (u.r.c) 'Matcham Skipper'

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

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Stallions)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Plaque depicting a prancing stallion and two rearing stallions in a segment above.

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None

Bronze Medallion/Plaque - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque containing a central silver plaque depicting a dragon.

Inscriptions & Markings

None