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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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Plaster Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round plaster relief depicting two female nudes.

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Stone Sculpture - Beethoven

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture of a male head.

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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

Photograph - Untitled (Necklace)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper Necklace depicting a male and female nude with the head of a man.

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Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

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Plaster Mould - Untitled (Pegasus)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular plaster mould depicting a centaur with wings.

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Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Stallions)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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Silicon Relief - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Eagle)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion with feet depicting an eagle.

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Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould of a decorative design

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a seated indigenous female embracing a seated indigenous boy.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Plaster Relief - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster relief depicting a mother suckling a child.

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Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous man skinning Kangaroo)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a crouching indigenous man skinning a kangaroo hanging from a tree.

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

Photograph - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper medallion depicting a male and female nude.

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None

Yad Stick

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver yad stick with hand pointer and Amethyst stone.

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Inscribed MS on base

Photograph - Sculpture (Detail)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a detail of a metal work sculpture by Matcham Skipper.

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None

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon mould depicting the head of a man.

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on bottom centre front.

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Dancers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a male indigenous dancer with body decoration and three female indigenous dancers; topless and wearing long skirts.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Resin Relief - Untitled (Decorative Design)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round resin relief of a decorative design.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Partial rubber mould of a decorative design.

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None

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round rubber mould containing a horseshoe shaped design depicting multiple figures.

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None

Latex Mould - Untitled (Angel)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval latex mould depicting an angel with stylised decorative wings.

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Pendant Necklace - Adam and Eve

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rounded square pendant depicting a male and female to the right and left of a central fruit tree. The pendant has an attached barrel ring and cable chain with decorative S clasp with curlycues.

Inscriptions & Markings

Intersecting MS mark; two pin holes at 12 and 6.

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

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None

Plaster Relief - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval plaster relief depicting two seated female nudes.

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None

Silver Belt Buckle - After Brugel

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver rounded belt buckle depicting a composition after Bruegel of two men at arms.

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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

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None