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 - November/December 2019

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2019 - Finalists Exhibition
Barn Gallery, 14 November - 26 January

"Montsalvat is proud to present the forthcoming Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2019 sponsored by prominent Australian artist, Rick Amor."

Aimee Timpson - Female is the New 'F' Word 
Residents Gallery, 12 November - 9 December

"Can you feel it? In the wind? In the air? Times are changing."

Lisa Axiotis - Full Circle
Long Gallery, 20 November - 8 December

"a series of abstract expressionistic works that convey the complex emotions that erupt when a relationship is unilaterally ended, tearing apart a family and a life, intertwined."

Melisa Savickas - Connectivity
The Boulevard, 6 November - 27 January

"We often overlook the simple beauty found around us all."

Damien Skipper and Jean-Paul Zilliacus - Pictures and Portraits
Residents Gallery, 11 December - 6 January

"Into Montsalvat’s long history comes two encouragable artists with no manifesto or menagery of wasted words, their poetry is in their works."

Irene Amorosi - Descendent
Long Gallery, 11 December - 6 January

"Works for this exhibition are raw and executed in mixed media giving a textured, organic and tangible approach to the subject matter."



Collide Trio

Sunday 24 November, 2:00pm, tickets available at

"Collide throws three international artists into an exciting and unusual ensemble."

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."

David Berlin and Benjamin Martin - French Romantic Cello and Piano

Sunday 1 December, 2:30pm, tickets available at

"Berlin and Martin bring their repertoire for cello and piano including sonatas by Saint-Saens and Chopin to Montsalvat."

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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