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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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Agate/Silver Plaque - Untitled (Hands)

Montsalvat, Eltham

A red agate plaque containing a silver medallion depicting a pair of hands.

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Agate/Silver Plaque - Untitled (Hand)

Montsalvat, Eltham

White agate plaque with brown rim containing a silver half medallion depicting a hand.

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Brass Belt Buckle - Diana and the Hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Brass belt buckle depicting a nude female with two dogs contained within a circle

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Bronze Belt Buckle - Diana and the Hounds

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze belt buckle depicting the theme of Diana and the Hounds.

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Bronze Medallion - I Am Still Learning

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands with shield containing the southern cross and the Latin inscription: Ancara Imparo (Still I am Learning).

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Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion of a decorative design.

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Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Eagle)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion with feet depicting an eagle.

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Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting a male profile.

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Inscribed MS on reverse left side

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

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Inscribed MS on bottom centre front.

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

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None

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting two lovers embracing.

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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."

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.

Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze medallion depicting a male nude with spiral tree motif.

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Inscribed MS on lower front. Inscribed Matcham Skipper top reverse.

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Stallion)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze medallion depicting a rearing stallion.

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Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Two Lovers)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Oval bronze medallion depicting a male and female nude embracing.

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Bronze Medallion - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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Bronze Medallion/Plaque - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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Bronze Medallion/ Plaque - Untitled (Sower)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular wood plaque with bronze medallion depicting a male nude sowing seeds in a landscape with fence posts.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on reverse (Lc) 'Matcham Skipper/ Montsalvat'

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'.

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Inscribed 'Praemium Annorum XXV' and 'Alec Ewen'

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Round bronze plaque depicting three prancing stallions.

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Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze plaque depicting a kangaroo in the landscape mounted upon stone.

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Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Griffin)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a rearing griffin sporting a crown.

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Bronze Plaque - Tyger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square bronze plaque depicting a tiger amongst rushes.

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

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Stallions)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Sower)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square bronze plaque of a male nude sowing seeds.

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None

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a reclining satyr playing a horn in front of Montsalvat's great hall.

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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.

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular bronze plaque depicting a reclining satyr playing a trumpet in front of Montsalvat's Great Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse "Matcham Skipper" at bottom.

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.