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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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Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a pair of hands with shield containing the southern cross and the Latin inscription: Ancora Imparo (Still I am Learning).

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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.

Photograph - Untitled (Cross)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a wooden cross with decorative medallion and base by Matcham Skipper.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Photograph - Pendant Necklace

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a pendant necklace by Matcham Skipper depicting a female nude.

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Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a kneeling male nude holding an orb.

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None

Stone/ Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Mazda-Montsalvat Jazz Festival)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Precious stone with bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands mounted upon a wood base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on plate: 'Mazda-Montsalvat Jazz Festival/ Roll of Honour/ David Dallwitz/ 1993'

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould depicting a seated male nude with child.

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None

Silver Plaque - Untitled (Pegasus)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silver plaque depicting Pegasus.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Boy)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Colour photograph of a bronze sculpture by Matcham Skipper of a seated boy with grapes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on reverse: 9821308 7 © Sandy Kilpatrick

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze plaque depicting three prancing stallions.

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None

Wax Cast - Ring

Montsalvat, Eltham

Wax cast of a ring depicting a female nude on the left and a serpent on the right.

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None

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitles (Crouching Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a crouching female nude.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Boy)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of two seated indigenous boys.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child embracing.

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None

Plaster Mould

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a circular design depicting a female nude.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould of an oval design depicting a prancing stallion..

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None

Chandelier - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Iron chandelier with central cross and decorative design and eight radiating spokes containing light bulbs.

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None

Latex Mould - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval latex mould depicting an angel with stylised decorative wings.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Decorative Design)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oblong plaster relief of a scrolling decorative design.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a male indigenous dancer with body decoration and three female indigenous dancers; topless and wearing long skirts.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Centaur)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber mould of a circular design depicting a centaur with bow and arrow.

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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 - Animal

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould containing an oval design depicting a monkey with long tail.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse 'Animal' along with two sketches; a decorative design and oval.

Agate/Silver Plaque - Untitled (Hands)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A red agate plaque containing a silver medallion depicting a pair of hands.

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None

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

Partial rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

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 Sculpture - Death of James Whitaker

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a male nude in a dramatic pose of agony.

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Bronze Sculpture - Wyn Roberts

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Stone Sculpture /Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Lizard)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man Bathing)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of an indigenous man bathing in a creek.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster relief depicting two female nudes.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Wax Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval wax relief depicting two lizards

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None

Wood Relief - Tyger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Montsalvat, Eltham

Wood relief depicting a tiger's head emerging from the rushes.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould depicting a winged skeletal creature holding a seated man.

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None

Bronze Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Male Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a boy holding a pole mounted upon an iron column.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed Matcham Skipper '88 on left side of rear of base.

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould of a decorative design.

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None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster relief depicting a female nude.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a teardrop shaped design depicting two lovers embracing.

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None

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a flower with seven petals.

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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.

Photograph - Untitled (Bark Painting)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Sepia photograph of a bark painting of a hand.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Head of Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Colour photograph of a bronze sculpture by Matcham Skipper of the head of a man.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on reverse: 9821308 3 © Sandy Kilpatrick

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould of two parallel decorative designs.

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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'

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A rectangular rubber mould containing two oval designs both depicting a mother and child and one partial oval design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None