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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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Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

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.

Chandelier - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Iron chandelier with central cross and decorative design and eight radiating spokes containing light bulbs.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster mould of a fan or mirror shaped design depicting a bull.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting the heads of two young girls with floral motif.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture of a seated female nude holding a billowing shawl over her head.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Wax Cast - Ring

Montsalvat, Eltham

Wax cast of a ring depicting a female nude on the left and a serpent on the right.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Chimera)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould depicting a Chimera; consisting of the head of a goat, the mane and body of a lion and the tail of a serpent.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Relief - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster relief depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval silicon mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould of an oval design depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Two Lovers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval bronze medallion depicting a male and female nude embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a woman wearing a lace headdress.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster mould of an octagonal design depicting two lovers. This mould corresponds to the left earring of a pair held in the Powerhouse Museum: object registration 2005/258/1-3

Inscriptions & Markings

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'.

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Stone Sculpture - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone Sculpture of a woman's head.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Metal Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bronze Plaque/ White Onyx - Untitled (Hands)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A bronze sculpture of hands mounted upon white onyx.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould depicting two indigenous dancers. Corresponds to S. 116 Bronze Plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster relief depicting a male nude with spiral tree.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Rubber Mould and Relief - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square plaster relief depicting a reclining female nude and standing male nude amongst palm trees.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular silicon mould depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Bird)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster mould depicting a bird.

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

Bronze Medallion/Plaque - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man Drinking)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of an indigenous man drinking from a creek.

Inscriptions & Markings

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