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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

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular rubber mould of an oval design depicting two lovers embracing.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould depicting a seated male nude with child.

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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

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting a rearing stallion.

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Resin Relief - Untitled (Centaur)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Horseshoe shaped plaster mould depicting multiple nude figures.

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None

Rubber Mould and Relief - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Bronze Sculpture/Marble Base - Boy

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze head of a boy mounted upon a square marble base.

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None

Resin Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square resin mould of a circular design depicting two nude figures around an oval object.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould contained in a shoe polish lid depicting two nude figures on either side of a male tree form.

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A bronze sculpture of a female bust.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MATCHAM 83 on the left of reverse side

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square metalwork mandala of a decorative design resembling a flower.

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None

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

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber relief containing a rectangular design of a floral pattern.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting two male indigenous dancers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on reverse containing "Matcham Skipper/ Australia/ No All" written in black pen.

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould depicting a woman's face.

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Chandelier)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper chandelier with central circle with decorative design and outer circle with seven radiating spokes with light bulbs.

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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

Silver Medallion - Untitled (Mayoral Shield)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver round medallion, depicting a shield with coat of arms containing clockwise from left: a bull, a vase of flowers, a ram and a bunch of grapes.

Significance

This medallion is a proof of that found on the Nillumbik Shire Mayoral Chain.

Inscriptions & Markings

Two pin holes at 12 and 6.

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a female nude with Pegasus.

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None

Terracotta Sculpture - Nodding Head

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a female head.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster mould depicting a male and female seated nude.

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None

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'.

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of an oval design depicting kneeling lovers embracing.

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none

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture of a seated female nude.

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None

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."

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould of a hexagonal design depicting a chimera and an accompanying decorative stem.

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None

Silver Sculpture/Onyx base - Untitled (Goat)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould depicting two winged figures (Angels).

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould depicting a male nude holding an orb.

Inscriptions & Markings

None