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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

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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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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.

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.

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

Bronze Belt Buckle - Diana and the Hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze belt buckle depicting the theme of Diana and the Hounds.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

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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 Mould - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a male head.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a woman with violin.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster mould depicting a kneeling female nude

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Griffin)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a rearing griffin sporting a crown.

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None

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

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Boy)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of an indigenous boy leaning against a tree.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Bronze Sculpture - Cupid

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a seated armless figure with wings.

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None

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber relief of a decorative design.

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None

Metal Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round metal mandala with pentagon design and centre circle with decorative design.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Decorative Design)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative floral design.

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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

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Partial rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Head of Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Colour photograph of a Matcham Skipper sculpture of the head of a man with shirt collar and tie.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on reverse: 9821308 5 © Sandy Kilpatrick

Photograph - Mandala

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a metalwork mandala by Matcham Skipper. Location unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rectangular plaster mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

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.

Bronze Medallion - The Model

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval bronze medallion depicting a female nude undressing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on sticker on reverse "Matcham Skipper/ Australia/ The Model." Inscribed on reverse, top left "MS."

Plaster Mould - Diana and the Hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular plaster mould of circular relief depicting Dianna and the Hounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed in pencil on face 'Screwdriver' and 'SEB'.

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber mould depicting a female nude with oblong shape.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Woman with Basket)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of an indigenous woman walking with a basket on to her head.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Silver Sculpture/Onyx base - Untitled (Goat)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver goat with elongated neck mounted upon a milky brown agate base.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silver Broach - Untitled (Unicorn)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silver broach depicting a female nude and unicorn in the sea.

Inscriptions & Markings

Broach clasp on reverse and pin holes and 12 and 6.

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze plaque depicting three prancing stallions.

Inscriptions & Markings

None