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 - March/April 2020

Kate Cross - Connection to Place: Embedded in Landscape

The Boulevard, 28 January - 27 April

"These particular works are situated within or adjacent to National Parks along Gippsland rugged coastline over 2019."

Julian Cook - The Sands of Time

Long Gallery, 11 March - 5 April

"Combining his two loves of travel and photography, in 'The Sands of Time', Julian Cook turns his attention to the otherworldly beauty of The Nambung National Park in Western Australia."

Geoff Falk - Horizons

Residents Gallery, 23 March - 4 May

"These paintings and digital works are a contemplation of the horizon and take the mind away from a foreground and middle distance of fires, politics and now the pandemic."

Women Artists of Montsalvat

Barn Gallery, 24 March - 10 May

"This first exhibition of a series features artworks from the Montsalvat private collection by rarely exhibited artists Madeleine Jörgensen, Myra Skipper and Sonia Skipper."


CONCERTS/EVENTS - March/April 2020


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