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


Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019
Barn Gallery, 30 May - 21 July

"Nillumbik Shire Council presents the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, a biannual acquisitive art prize open to emerging and established artists working in any medium across Australia. "

Carmel Ritchie & Shelly Michalke - Journey's Within
Long Gallery, 1 - 23 June

"Journey’s Within is a body of work which explores the maps of our lives.  The roads of memories we have travelled, the turns, the steepest of climbs and the roundabouts taken along the way."

Maria Colaidis - Passage
Resident's Gallery, 12 June - 21 July 

"This exhibition explores fragments of my life. Each image was created whilst in the moment, often as a means to get through challenging times."


Trio Anima Mundi
Saturday 22 June, 2 - 3pm, tickets available at

"Trio Anima Mundi presents their twelfth subscription series - Three's Company - in 2019. Trio Anima Mundi continues its 'Piano Trio Archaeology' mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire as well as works of the canon such as Ravel and Haydn."

Yasmin Rowe - Solo Piano
Sunday 14 July, 2 - 4:30pm, tickets available at

"Acclaimed British concert pianist Yasmin Rowe returns to Montsalvat, this time with a sensational solo programme of some of the greatest composers."

Monteverdi and Minestrone
Saturday 27 July, 7 - 9:30pm, tickets available at

"Delight your musical and culinary senses with a live performances of Monteverdi love arias accompanied by Italian gastronomical delights prepared by Celebrity Chef, Stefano de Pieri!"


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