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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

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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 Sculpture - Untitled (Mace Fitting)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze artist's proof of the fitting for the Monash University Mace depicting stylised flames.

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Wax Cast - Ring

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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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/Plaque - Untitled (Dragon)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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Rubber Mould - Untitled (Unicorn)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Partial rubber mould containing a wax cast of a ring depicting a reclining unicorn.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Square metalwork mandala of a decorative design resembling a flower.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rectangular metalwork mandala of a decorative design with central circle and arc of six squares.

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Terracotta Sculpture - Untitles (Crouching Female Nude)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta sculpture of a crouching female nude.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a flower with seven petals.

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Bronze Sculpture - Nude Torso

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a female nude torso.

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Drawing - Untitled (Goblet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Drawing of a design for a goblet.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala with textured outer disc and centre quatrefoil.

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Stone/ Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Mazda-Montsalvat Jazz Festival)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Precious stone with bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands mounted upon a wood base.

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Inscribed on plate: 'Mazda-Montsalvat Jazz Festival/ Roll of Honour/ David Dallwitz/ 1993'

Onyx Plaque/Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Hands)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Onyx plaque with bronze medallion depicting a pair of hands.

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Stone Sculpture /Bronze Plaque - Untitled (Lizard)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Stone sculpture with bronze plaque depicting a lizard mounted upon a bronze base.

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Bronze/Stone Sculpture - Untitled (The Hand)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze sculpture of a male arm with fingers clenched mounted on stone. Relates to the bronze sculpture S.163 Death of James Whitaker.

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Terracotta Sculpture - Untitled (Head of a Woman)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster sculpture of the head of a smiling woman. Relates to S.164 Bronze Sculpture (Head of a Woman).

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Plaster Sculpture - Untitled (Baby)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster sculpture of the head of a baby boy.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a decorative design with central flower with seven petals.

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Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork mandala of a decorative design with eight spokes.

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Photograph - Untitled (Contact Sheet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph containing thirty images depicting a Matcham Skipper goblet, Matcham Skipper working jewellery and various construction images of Montsalvat.

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Photograph - Untitled (Contact Sheet)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph containing thirty images of Matcham Skipper welding a metalwork screen.

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Stamped on reverse: 'Helmut Newton & Henry Talbot Pty Ltd. Photographers 578 Bourke St, 674963 674957, No. 48/35

Photograph - These were my Tribesmen

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a misty landscape with trees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed on reverse in pencil 'These were my Tribesmen'. Inscribed on Matt front 35 circled and 5/5.

Photograph - Sculpture (Detail)

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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Photograph - Mandala

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a metalwork mandala by Matcham Skipper. Location unknown.

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Photograph - Matcham Skipper Welding

Montsalvat, Eltham

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

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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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Photograph - Pendant Necklace

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a pendant necklace by Matcham Skipper depicting a female nude.

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Photograph - Bracelet

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a Matcham Skipper bracelet containing four hexagons with a female face linked by a decorative scroll design.

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Photograph - Untitled (Trio of Screens)

Montsalvat, Eltham

Black and white photograph of a trio of decorative metalwork screens by Matcham Skipper.

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