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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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Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
nude

Round plaster mould depicting a kneeling female nude

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
male nude
orb

Round rubber mould depicting a kneeling male nude holding an orb.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

no image

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Girl)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
girl

Black and white photograph of an indigenous girl.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled (Mother and Child)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
mother and child

Rectangular rubber mould depicting a mother and child.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
female
nude

Plaster mould of a circular design depicting a female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Terracotta Sculpture - Untitles (Crouching Female Nude)

Key words

matcham skipper
sculpture
terracotta
female nude

Terracotta sculpture of a crouching female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Instruments)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewelllery
stringed instruments

Oval silicon mould depicting a trio of stringed instruments.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled (Stallion)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
stallion
horse

Silicon mould of an oval design depicting a prancing stallion..

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

no image

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Man)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
male

Black and white photograph of the profile of an indigenous man with body decoration.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
male
female
nude

Rectangular rubber mould containing a circular design depicting a male and female nude.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Relief - Untitled (Bather)

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
silicon
female
nude

Oval silicon relief depicting a female nude bathing.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
decorative design

Silicon mould of a square decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Plaque/ White Onyx - Untitled (Hands)

Key words

matcham skipper
plaque
bronze
onyx
hands

A bronze sculpture of hands mounted upon white onyx.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silver Plaque - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
silver
plaque
christ
donkey
horse

Rectangular silver plaque depicting Christ riding a donkey. Corresponds to mould S.41.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled (Pegasus)

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
centaur

Rectangular plaster mould depicting a centaur with wings.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Relief - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
relief
plaster
male
female
nude
child

Plaster relief of a male and female nude holding a child.

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

Photograph - Untitled (Jewellery)

Key words

matcham skipper
jewellery
earrings
necklace
ring
medallion
broach
photograph

Colour photograph of Matcham Skipper jewellery; a pair of earrings, four rings, a necklace, medallion and broach.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Sculpture - Death of James Whitaker

Key words

matcham skipper
sculpture
bronze
male
nude

Bronze sculpture of a male nude in a dramatic pose of agony.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
metalwork
mandala
decorative design

Metalwork mandala with textured outer disc and centre quatrefoil.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
hands
shield
tree

Square silicon mould depicting a pair of hands with tree and shield.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Rubber Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
rubber
decorative design

Rectangular rubber mould of a decorative design.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Agate/Silver Plaque - Untitled (Hand)

Key words

matcham skipper
plaque
agate
silver
hands

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

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

no image

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Girl)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
girl

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

no image

Photograph - Untitled (Indigenous Group)

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
indigenous
male
female

Black and white photograph of a standing indigenous male with five seated indigenous male and female figures.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Montsalvat, Eltham

Silicon Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
decorative design

Silicon mould of a rectangular Asian decorative design with lizard.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Bronze Plaque - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
plaque
bronze
stallions

Round bronze plaque depicting three prancing stallions.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Photograph - Matcham Skipper with Tim Benson

Key words

matcham skipper
photograph
tim benson
jewellery

Black and white photograph of Matcham Skipper working a piece of jewellery accompanied by Tim Benson.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed in pen (L.l) 'Matcham Skipper with Tim Benson', (L.r) 'reprinted from scan/ photographer unknown possibly D.V news origins'.

Montsalvat, Eltham

Metalwork Mandala - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
metalwork
mandala
flower

Metalwork mandala of a flower with seven petals.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham

Plaster Mould - Untitled

Key words

matcham skipper
mould
jewellery
woman
violin

Plaster mould depicting a woman with violin.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Montsalvat, Eltham