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  • Chris Wynne - Winner, Chair's Award, Tandem Mental Health Awards 2016

    Congratulations to Montsalvat Studio Artist Chris Wynne, who has received an award for the support he has shown those living with mental health issues.

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  • Jenny Rodgerson - Winner, Portia Geach Memorial Award 2016

    Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson, who has been named the winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award for 2016.

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  • Montsalvat Arts Festival 2016 - Thank You!

    On behalf of Montsalvat and the Montsalvat Board, we would like to thank everyone involved in making the Montsalvat Arts Festival 2016 such a success!

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  • Montsalvat Arts Festival Ambassador - Deborah Halpern

    We are pleased to announce our Montsalvat Arts Festival Ambassador for 2016, acclaimed local artist Deborah Halpern.

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  • Minna Gilligan - Winner, Nillumbik Prize 2016

    Biggest congratulations to Minna Gilligan who has won the Nillumbik Prize 2016 for her work 'All the things that we do for fun', and to Brigit Heller and Judith Roberts who received Commendations.

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  • Jim Pavlidis - Winner, Rick Amor Print Prize 2015

    A huge congratulations to Jim Pavlidis, who has won the Rick Amor Print Prize 2015 for his work 'Ross Hannaford'.

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  • Getting to know... David Moore

    In this article by Morag Fraser, we hear about the surprising movements David's career that brought him to his current practice...

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  • Thank you to all who contributed to the Winter Solstice Festival @ Montsalvat

    On behalf of Montsalvat and the Montsalvat Board, we would like to thank all those involved in making the 2015 Winter Solstice Festival @ Montsalvat such an enjoyable event once again. The 2015 Winter Solstice Festival @ Montsalvat would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our sponsors, volunteers and staff.

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  • Jessie Imam - Winner, Nillumbik Prize 2015

    Biggest congratulations to Jessie Imam who has won the Nillumbik Prize 2015 for her work 'Diagram of Sentiment', and to Jole Di Florio and Jodi Wiley who received Commendations.

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  • Perfume and Memory - Remembering Gwen Ford

    Inspired by the blossom of our Wintersweet bush, Morag Fraser shares a charming memory of long-time friend of the Montsalvat community, Gwen Ford.

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  • Meet the Artist... Chris Wynne

    This month Morag Fraser introduces us to Chris Wynne, one of Montsalvat's resident luthiers and the man behind the wonderful Thomas Lloyd Guitars.

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  • Meet the Artist... Christine Johnson

    This month we meet Christine Johnson, the artist behind 'Voyages Botanical', currently showing in the Barn Gallery at Montsalvat. Peek inside her world, and that of the botanists and illustrators who inspired this glorious exhibition.

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  • Meet the Artist... Ruth McCallum-Howell

    Each month Morag Fraser gives us the chance to meet one of Montsalvat’s studio artists. This month Morag met with glass artist, Ruth McCallum Howell to learn more about her art, getting expelled from kindergarten, and ‘the platypus media’ that is glass.

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  • Montsalvat Christmas Appeal - Thank You!

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to our Montsalvat Christmas Appeal so very much for their gifts and support for Elizabeth Hoffman House this Christmas.

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  • Justus Jörgensen at the State Library of Victoria

    "Bohemian Melbourne" is a new exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, which features a work by Montsalvat's founder Justus Jörgensen.

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  • "Montsalvat" by Sigmund Jörgensen

    Montsalvat is excited to report that Sigmund Jörgensen's upcoming book "Montsalvat," will be released in September. It tells the story of Montsalvat through the eyes of Justus Jörgensen's son.

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  • Thank you to all who contibuted to the Winter Solstice Celebration @ Montsalvat

    On behalf of Montsalvat, our General Manager, Anthony Aspridis and the Board of Montsalvat would like to thank all of those involved in making the 2014 Winter Solstice Celebration @ Montsalvat happen.

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  • Silvi Glattauer - Winner, Nillumbik Prize 2014

    Congratulations to Silvi Glattauer, Winner of the Nillumbik Prize 2014, and to Penelope Aitken and Tracey Lamb who both received Commendations.

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  • National Reconciliation Week 2014 at Montsalvat

    Current Montsalvat artist-in-residence, Denise Keele-Bedford celebrates National Reconciliation Week at Montsalvat with the assistance of local indigenous artist, Rachel Shields.

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  • Winter Solstice Celebration @ Montsalvat - Event Volunteers

    Montsalvat is now looking for volunteers for this year's Winter Solstice Celebration @ Montsalvat.

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  • Arts Studios Available

    A rare opportunity has arisen to be a resident artist at the beautiful Montsalvat!

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  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries at Montsalvat

    The season’s final episode of one of the ABC’s most popular programs, filmed at Montsalvat earlier this year, will screen next week.

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  • Winner Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2013 - Tom Alberts

    Congratulations to Tom Alberts for winning the 2013 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize!

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  • Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Shortlist

    Congratulations to the 31 artists who have been shortlisted in the inaugural Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize!

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  • Montsalvat hosts Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

    Montsalvat recently had the pleasure of hosting the ABC’s 'Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries' as a location for a Series 2 episode.

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  • Ritchies' Community Benefit Program

    Help support Montsalvat by picking up a Ritchies' Community Benefits Card.

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  • 2013 Nillumbik Prize Montsalvat People's Choice Winner

    Congratulations to Michael Peck, winner of the 2013 Nillumbik Prize Montsalvat People's Choice Award.

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  • MasterChef at Montsalvat

    A medieval banquet - MasterChef style!

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  • We need your help!

    Many amazing bits of machinery such as this one have scattered the grounds of Montsalvat for decades. Often visitors to Montsalvat can be seen pointing and pondering over various rusted mechanisms and proposing theories on how they were operated in the days before OH & S.

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  • The Gwen Ford Courtyard

    Gwen Ford (1941-2012) was a great friend and supporter of Montsalvat and of its families and community. For decades she came and contributed as a wholehearted enthusiast and a practical worker - always hands on - to many Montsalvat events, occasions and celebrations.

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  • Sigmund Jörgensen OAM

    STOP PRESS!

    On Australia Day, Sigmund Jörgensen was awarded an OAM in the 2013 Honours List for his contribution to the Arts and the community.

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  • A Volunteer's Experience

    Volunteering at Montsalvat has provided Ted Clohesy with the experience of a lifetime.

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  • New Arts Manager

    Montsalvat is delighted to welcome Jeannette Davison as its new Arts Manager.

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  • The winner of the 2012 Nillumbik Prize People's Choice Award is Jole Di Florio.

    The People's Choice Award is given to the artist as voted by visitors to the exhibition.

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  • Call for Volunteers

    Adopt a garden bed!

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  • Winner of Nillumbik Prize 'People's Choice' award

    Nerina Lascelles has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Nillumbik Prize 'People's Choice' award.

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  • Montsalvat - family friendly

    Montsalvat has been included in Nillumbik Shire Council's 'family friendly initiative.

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  • Peter Wegner wins 2011 Nillumbik Prize

    Artist Peter Wegner was announced as the winner at the exhibition opening, with his portrait of poet Graham Doyle entitled 'Man Resting 2011'.

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  • Tamara Dean

    Congratulations to Tamara Dean for her winning work, 'Damien' in the 2011 'Olive Cotton Award' for photographic portraiture.

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  • Matcham Skipper

    Read about the amazing life of Matcham Skipper, who passed away in February 2011.

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