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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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Bronze Medallion/Plaque - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion/Plaque - I am Still Learning

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque with bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands and crest with the Latin inscription 'Ancora Imparo' or 'I am still learning'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed 'Praemium Annorum XXV' and 'Alec Ewen'

Rubber Mould and Relief - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould and relief depicting a male figure with wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque - Tyger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square bronze plaque depicting a tiger amongst rushes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse MS. Sticker on reverse containing "Tyger, Tiger, Burning Bright/Aus 12"

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Two Lovers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval bronze medallion depicting a male and female nude embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Terracotta Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture of a kneeling female nude.

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.

Drawing - Untitled (Goblet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Drawing of a design for a goblet.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber mould depicting a female nude with oblong shape.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque - The Bathers

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting two female nudes bathing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on sticker on reverse "Matcham Skipper Australia/ The Bathers." Inscribed "MS" on reverse, right side.

Wood Plaque - Eltham Art Awards

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque with two bronze plates; the top plate depicting a landscape and the inscription 'Eltham Art Awards 1987' and the lower plate the inscription 'Matcham Skipper'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed 'Eltham Art Awards 1987' with an oval containing the number 0256 and 'Matcham Skipper'

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould depicting a male head.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a square decorative design.

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

Photograph - Matcham Skipper Welding

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of Matcham Skipper welding a metal sculpture.

Inscriptions & Markings

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'

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould containing two designs both depicting a female nude bending around an orb.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting the face of a woman.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed "P.58" on reverse

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Girl)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of the head of an indigenous girl.

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 depicting a female nude with Pegasus.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould containing a circular design depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Stallions)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round Plaster Mould depicting a male and female nude

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.

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Girl)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of an indigenous girl.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Photograph - Wyn Roberts

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a clay sculpture by Matcham Skipper of Wyn Roberts.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Wax Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval wax relief depicting two lizards

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silver Plaque - Untitled (Pegasus)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round silver plaque depicting Pegasus.

Inscriptions & Markings

None