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Founded in 1934, Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community. Set amongst landscaped gardens, beautiful water features and heritage buildings, it is a place where art in all its forms is made and taught; and art’s transformative power is celebrated through exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and on-site studios. 

Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, gold and silversmithing, fine woodwork, ceramics, glass, fashion/textiles, music and puppeteering are just some of the mediums featured and supported through Montsalvat’s Arts Program.

The Program is open to artists from local, national and international regions and its array of performance spaces have been consistently chosen as the preferred venue for some of Australia’s best music ensembles including the Flinders Quartet, Trio Tnima Mundi and the Collide Trio. 

Located in Eltham, Montsalvat is only thirty minutes from central Melbourne and close to Victoria’s Yarra Valley vineyards. It welcomes visitors from across Australia and beyond with a unique blend of art, nature, hospitality and the mystique of a rich cultural legacy. 

Upcoming Events

Montsalvat Arts Festival  
Sunday 21st November  10am-5pm
Booking required. Tickets available now: https://www.montsalvat.com.au/montsalvat-arts-festival-2021

The Montsalvat Arts Festival 2021 features an exciting day of outdoor activities and performances, an open studios program with 24 of Montsalvat’s studio artists and workshops for all ages. All of this and more set within the wondrous 12 acres of Montsalvat’s beautiful grounds and buildings.

All day activities include open studios, exhibitions, Young Writer’s Awards video presentation and a special exhibit Montsalvat: The Beginnings. Explore the program below for performances, talks and workshops. 

Concert: Duo88
Sunday 5th December 2pm
The Barn Gallery
Booking required. Tickets available now: https://www.montsalvat.com.au/whats-on-1/2021/5/5/concert-duo88

Pianists Yasmin Rowe and Yiyun Gu perform together as Duo88 this December, with a selection of well-loved duets guaranteed to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.

The Duo88 performance, rescheduled due to lock down takes place later in the year. So in a bittersweet turn of events, if you couldn't make the original performance - now is your chance!

Programme including Schubert’s Fantasie, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and beautiful Chinese folk songs. 

Beauty and the Beast
Friday 26 November 7pm
Saturday 27 November 1pm
Saturday 27 November 7pm
Sunday 28 November 1pm
Booking required. Tickets available now. https://www.montsalvat.com.au/whats-on-1/2021/6/17/beauty-and-the-beast 

Wendy Samantha Productions presents Beauty and the Beast.
The well loved tale is brought to life in the beautiful and magical Great Hall with singing, dancing, laughter and tears.  Book your tickets now for this exciting production.

Permanent Collection

The Montsalvat Collection comprises over 2000 artworks dated from as early as the 1920s, prior to Montsalvat's founding, all the way up to the 1990s, highlighting the longevity of studio practice onsite. The collection covers a diverse range of media, from painting to sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, and other antiques and furnishings. Not only does the collection feature the most expansive overview of the output of Justus Jorgensen, but also of many other key artists in both the history of Montsalvat itself and the surrounding local artistic scene, such as Matcham Skipper, Lesley Sinclair, Madeleine Jorgensen, Jim Minogue, and Sonia Skipper

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getting to the gallery

By Car
Melway Reference 22 A8
FREE parking available on-site

Public Transport
Train (Hurstbridge Line) to Eltham station and bus #582 (Eltham Town Service). Disembark at the Rockliffe St / Mt Pleasant Rd stop and walk a short distance along Hillcrest Ave to Montsalvat. 

(due to the birdlife at Montsalvat no pets are allowed in the grounds)

gallery Shop & Restaurant

Gallery Shop 
A wide range of artworks, books, ceramics, jewellery and textiles made by local and national artists are available from the Montsalvat Shop and On-line Store.

The Boulevard@Montsalvat
Bookings on (03) 9431 2681
Friday – Sunday 9.30am – 3.30pm
(closed on major public holidays)

Images courtesy of Field of Vision Photography and Montsalvat.

7 Hillcrest Ave
Eltham  VIC 3095
T: 03 9439 7712
E: montsalvat@montsalvat.com.au
W: montsalvat.com.au

Opening Hours
Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
(closed on major public holidays) 

Adults $14.00
Concessions $10.00
Children under 5 FREE
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

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Shinobu Kobayashi _Studio Artist


The Soft Wave by Melisa Savickas
18 Nov 2021 - 2 Jan 2022

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.