GALLERY Montsalvat interior

Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest artists’ community, set amid unique grounds and buildings, a place where art is made, taught, exhibited, performed and celebrated. Founded by Justus Jörgensen in 1934, Montsalvat, throughout its long and productive history, has nurtured the creation of art in all its forms – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, poetry and literature, drama, musical composition, performance and musical instrument making.

Montsalvat is classified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and is self-supporting: it receives no ongoing funding from state or federal governments. 

Montsalvat is a creative hub, conveniently located in Eltham, thirty-five minutes from central Melbourne, at the entrance of the Yarra Valley. It welcomes the local community and visitors from near and far to its exhibitions and performances and invites them to enjoy its unique buildings, restaurant, extensive gardens and rich cultural history.

Permanent Collection

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.

Online collection
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. 

cafe & gallery shop

The Boulevard@Montsalvat
Bookings on (03) 9431 2681
7 days, 8:30am to 5:00pm
(Kitchen closes 3:00pm Mon - Fri, 4:00pm Sat & Sun)
Closed: Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday

Gallery Shop
Made @ Montsalvat 
Montsalvat is all about the arts. Paintings, glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles are created in tucked away studios around the grounds. What better gift or souvenir than a handmade, unique item from our Made @ Montsalvat shop. 

Above image:
Artwork featured left: Savina Hopkins, Mum & Dad, 2016, bandaids, paper, book cloth and acrylic on paper, 60cm x 46cm.

Artwork featured right: Louise Meuwissen, Flesh Sac, 2016, salvaged polyester, nylon, glass, pvc, polyethylene, shell, hematite, 70cm x 42cm x 28cm.

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

Opening Hours
Daily: 9am-5pm
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. 

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

Free admission to exhibitions in the Barn Gallery, Long Gallery and Residents Gallery.

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