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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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Yad Stick

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver yad stick with hand pointer and Amethyst stone.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on base

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Horseshoe shaped plaster mould depicting multiple nude figures.

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting a rearing stallion.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould of a decorative design.

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster mould of a decorative design

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None

Wax Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Painted wax relief depicting a nude male youth with bow.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular Rubber mould containing three separate designs; an oval, a diamond and a decorative stem. The reverse side contains a decorative design of a floral pattern.

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting a woman playing the violin. Corresponds to Mould S.112.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on reverse containing "Matcham Skipper/Australia/A18/A12" written in black pen.

Pendant Necklace - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver round pendant depicting a bearded male with peaked hat and sculpture, with attached stem and barrel ring. The pendant is held by a cable chain and decorative S hook with curlycues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Intersecting MS mark; sticker with 37; two pin holes at 1 and 7.

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Griffin)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould depicting a rearing Griffin wearing a crown.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting two female nudes embracing. The reverse side contains the mould S. 51 of a stallion.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Photograph - Sculpture

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of five metalwork sculptures by Matcham Skipper resembling wind turbines with decorative mandalas inside. Location unknown.

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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

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster mould depicting flowers.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval rubber mould depicting a female nude with oblong shape.

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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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None

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a flower with seven petals.

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None

Photograph - Wyn Roberts

Montsalvat, Eltham

Colour photograph of a clay sculpture by Matcham Skipper of Wyn Roberts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on reverse: 98213086 © Sandy Kilpatrick

Stone Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture of a female nude.

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Eagle)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion with feet depicting an eagle.

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None

Photograph - Matcham Skipper Welding

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular plaster mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture mounted upon a marble base of a smiling female head.

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None

Silicon Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon relief depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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'

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Terracotta Sculpture/ Iron Column - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a kneeling woman mounted upon an iron column.

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None

Rubber Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber relief of a decorative design.

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None