Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest artist community, is situated in Nillumbik Shire's Eltham township. 

Founded by Justus Jörgensen in the 1930s, Montsalvat has been an inspiration to various artists, laying the foundations for them to explore and celebrate their own creativity

Montsalvat’s arts community has grown to include national and internationally acclaimed artists and artisans from a wide variety of arts practices including Helen Lempriere, Albert Tucker, Clifton Pugh, Jock Frater and Max Meldrum.

Opening hours are 9am - 5pm, seven days a week.

There is free admission to exhibitions in the Barn Gallery, Long Gallery and Residents Gallery.

Entrance Fees:

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


EXHIBITIONS - October 2019

Bryan Dawe - Interlude
Barn Gallery, 18 September - 18 November

"Bryan is an accomplished artist having had many exhibitions over the past decade, this is his 14th exhibition."

Estia Health - Seniors In Action 
Long Gallery, 26 September - 20 October

"This exhibition features blended works by U3A Nillumbik’s skillful artists and Estia Health’s amazing knitters as part of the October Seniors Festival."

Kate Belvedere - Decay
Residents Gallery, 15 October - 11 November

"The culmination of two years meditation on the rise and fall of organic materials, the exhibition seeks to share a small part of this journey."



Colide and Wilma Smith - Quartet For The End Of Time
Sunday 27 October, 2pm, tickets available at

"Arguably the greatest chamber music work of the 20th Century was birthed in a German prisoner of war camp in 1941. Messiaen, captured by the German army during World War II, premiered this work outdoors in that very camp along with with 3 fellow prisoners on decrepit instruments."

Piers Lane - Chopin Nocturnes
Thursday 28 November, 7:30pm, tickets available at

"Piers’ recital of Chopin’s Nocturnes, in part or full, has become one of his most popular programmes and is in high demand with audiences around the world."

Christmas Carols By Candlelight
Sunday 15 December, 7pm, tickets available at

"Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir Ensemble Gombert presents Christmas carols of many times and places, from the Mediæval era to the present day, and not only from Europe but also from the Americas and Australia."



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