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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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Rubber Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a prancing stallion.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed in white paint on reverse 'MS', 'MS ST.', '120 M' and 'M'

Bronze Medallion - I Am Still Learning

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Latex Mould - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval latex mould depicting an angel with stylised decorative wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Resin Relief - Untitled (Centaur)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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.

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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.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Pendant Necklace

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square rubber mould of an oval design depicting a standing nude figure.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silver Belt Buckle - Diana and the hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rectangular belt buckle depicting a woman running with two hounds contained within a circle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rectangular sticker with number 71

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a flower with seven petals.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould containing an octagonal design with nude figure.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber relief depicting two female nudes embracing an orb.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Relief - Untitled (Bather)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon relief depicting a female nude bathing.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular plaster mould of a decorative design.

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None

Stone Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture of a female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Boys with Lizard and Fish)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of two indigenous boys holding fish and a lizard.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting a rearing stallion.

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.

Resin Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval resin mould depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould depicting two winged figures (Angels).

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Stone Sculpture - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone Sculpture of a woman's head.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

A partial silicon relief depicting a seated male nude and a standing female nude with drapery.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square silicon mould depicting a pair of hands with tree and shield.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster Mould depicting a kneeling mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

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