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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

Contact

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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Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man with Bucket)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
male
bucket

Black and white photograph of an indigenous man holding a bucket.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

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Photograph - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
mother and child

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.

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Head of Christ)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
silicon
male
head

Oval silicon mould depicting the head of a man.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
plaster
male
female
nude

Oval plaster relief depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Owl)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
silicon
owl

Silicon mould of a circular design depicting an owl with the text AOE.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Photograph - Sculpture (Detail)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
metalwork
sculpture

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Relief - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
silicon
male
female
nude

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude

Round rubber mould depicting two figure groups standing upon orbs.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Sculpture - Untitled (Mace Fitting)

Key words

matcham skipper
bronze
sculpture
mace
monash university

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Photograph - Wyn Roberts

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
sandy kilpatrick
sculpture
wyn roberts

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on reverse: 98213086 © Sandy Kilpatrick

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
mother and child

Round rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
stallion
horse

Round rubber mould depicting a prancing stallion. This mould is carved into the reverse side of S. 50.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude
male
female

Round plaster mould depicting a male and female seated nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Griffin)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
silicon
griffin

Rectangular silicon mould depicting a rearing Griffin wearing a crown.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Relief - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
jewellery
mother and child

Oval plaster relief depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
angel

Silicon mould depicting two winged figures (Angels).

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Wax Relief - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
wax
lizards

Oval wax relief depicting two lizards

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Pegasus)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
pegasus

Circular rubber mould depicting Pegasus.

Inscriptions & Markings

Labelled M5

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
plaster
nude

Plaster mould containing an octagonal design with nude figure.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
jewellery
nude

Round plaster relief depicting two female nudes.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
mother and child

A rectangular rubber mould containing two oval designs both depicting a mother and child and one partial oval design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Centaur)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
centaur

Rubber mould of a circular design depicting a centaur with bow and arrow.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Sculpture - Untitled (Baby)

Key words

matcham skipper
sculpture
plaster
baby
boy

Plaster sculpture of the head of a baby boy.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
decorative design

Oval silicon mould of a decorative design

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Medallion - I Am Still Learning

Key words

matcham skipper
medallion
bronze
shield
hands
still i am learning

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude
male
tree

Round rubber mould contained in a shoe polish lid depicting two nude figures on either side of a male tree form.

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude

Round plaster mould depicting a kneeling female nude

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude
lovers

Plaster mould of an oval design depicting kneeling lovers embracing.

Inscriptions & Markings

none

Montsalvat, Eltham

Pendant Necklace - Untitled (Madonna)

Key words

matcham skipper
pendant
necklace
silver
jewellery

Silver pendant with stem and ring depicting a woman. The pendant is held by a wheat chain with S and oval clasp.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker with 39. Two pin holes at 12 and 6.

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Medallion - Untitled (Head of a Man)

Key words

matcham skipper
bronze
medallion
male
profile

Round bronze medallion depicting a male profile.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed MS on reverse left side

Montsalvat, Eltham