During these relaxing sessions artist Katie Roberts will provide guided facilitation and structure, and will be available for advice and tuition, tailored to both beginners and accomplished artists.
Barn Gallery, every Tuesday evening from 9th October - 11th December, 7pm - 9.30pm
‘Dual Aura’ features Ben Dollman (violin and viola), principal player from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Monica Schmidt Andersen (recorders), one of Denmark’s finest early musicians and winner of the 2016 Nordhorn International Recorder Competition.
Barn Gallery, Sunday 21 October, 2.30pm
‘I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society… When visitors came … there was but the third chair for them all… and… we often parted without being aware that we had come very near to one another…'
Waldon; or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau page 107
Barn Gallery, 18 September - 11 November
The Magpie is considered one of Australia’s most gifted songbirds. It’s Warble highlights the often unseen, passed by and overlooked beauty found in Australian flora and fauna. Warble aims to draw our attention back into the natural world, raising an awareness and appreciation for our native wildlife and plants.
Long Gallery, 18 October - 11 November
Alone, together is an exploration of human connection as vulnerability. It explores the fluidity of relationships, fluctuating between intimate and distant and all the spaces in-between.
Residents Gallery, 18 October - 11 November
Continually inspired by the great painters Chardin, Morandi, Monet, and Cezanne Catherine reflects on their practices and the ongoing evocative power of still life painting. A francophile and lover of French culture, Catherine is recently back from her regular sojurn in Paris where she sets up her studio in Le Marais for several weeks.
The Boulevard @ Montsalvat, 9th November 2018 - 6th February 2019
Mendelssohn was fascinated by Beethoven as a teenager and his Op. 13 string quartet draws on inspiration from this great master, as well as his own song Frage which asks the question “Ist es wahr?”.
Barn Gallery, Sunday 11 November, 2.30pm
Acclaimed photographer Adam Davidson utilises a shoebox of expired film from the bottom of the wardrobe, an analogue film camera and the darkroom to bring you beauty in its rarest form. Come back to a time when mastery required patience and effort was rewarded.
Residents Gallery, 15 November - 9 December
By reducing the idea of landscape to blocks of colour, I find great calm and serenity. By eliminating detail of gesture and mark making in my work, it frees the viewer considerably to interpret and appreciate the works openly. In our increasingly complex world, having the opportunity to be open in thought and interpretation is important, as too often we are told how to think and how to see.
Long Gallery, 15th November - 9th December
drawing strength is an exhibition of drawn works curated by Jo Lane and Montsalvat's Arts Manager Jeannette Davison. The programme consists of an opening event, a lecture, and a workshop for children, the master drawers.
Barn Gallery, 16 November 2018 - 6 January 2019
After enjoying a delightful summer of music in Italy, join the members of The Muses’ Delight as we reminisce and travel back to 18th-century Italy. Some of the composers we will meet include Boccherini, Platti and Tessarini.
The Chapel, Sunday 18 November, 3pm - 4.15pm
Join us for a theatrical performance of the letters of Arthur Streeton compiled by Dr Anne. Gray.
Performed by Phil Roberts with violin accompaniment by Kirri Buchler.
Barn Gallery, Sunday 2 December, 2pm - 3pm
Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest surviving artists colony, and Araluen, an intellectual disability support organisation, are proud to present an exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of Araluen’s Art Connects program.
Long Gallery, 18th September – 14 October 2018
Aimee Timpson is an emerging artist from the Macedon Ranges. She has studied creative arts and photography and participated in a number of group exhibitions throughout Victoria.
Residents Gallery, 18 September - 14 October
Winner of the 2014 Australian Cello Awards in Sydney and the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London, cellist Yelian He arrives back in Melbourne with UK pianist Yasmin Rowe after 10 years of performing and teaching internationally. The multi award-winning duo "Y-Squared" comes to Montsalvat to present their stories in musical form.
Barn Gallery, Sunday 2 September, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Join The Muses' Delight for an intimate concert of French baroque music. The program explores the music from the court of King Louis XIV including music by Marais, Philidor, Hotteterre and more.
The Chapel, Sunday 26 August, 3pm
Clive Murray-White creates marble sculptures based on or about Michelle Caithness, while Michelle draws and paints Clive in his studio as he works. Both at once artists and subjects, this exhibition tracks the development of a symbiotic artistic relationship.
Barn Gallery, 21 August - 16 September
This exhibition, a collaboration between Claire Mercer and Eleanor James, contemplates the symbolic journey of the female wanderer and storyteller, investigating archetypal female roles, from queen to crone, harpy to seamstress.
Long Gallery, 21 August - 16 September
Nature in it’s lair captures Florentina’s recent personal painting journey since her travel to Italy to study with Israel Hershberg in Civita Castellana. Her subject is constantly explored largely through still life, the figure and the landscape.
Residents Gallery, 21 August – 16 September
Listen up, an installation of suspended recycled metal fragments inspired by the variety of peeling eucalyptus bark I admired while undertaking a residency at Montsalvat in 2015, represents a swag of amulets celebrating our precious natural environment.
The Grounds, 21 August - 14 October
The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League’s Elbow Room Concert Series continues this year with a mini- festival of two concerts. These two concerts include new works for Trumpet, Voice, Piano, Strings, Electronics, Flutes, Percussion, and Tarhu.
Barn Galley, Sunday 30 September, 12pm - 1pm & 2pm - 3pm
Juxtaposition captures Jane’s personal interest in landscapes, interiors and still life compositions. The exhibition presents the viewer with a collection of artworks that reference impressionism, abstraction and pop culture.
Long Gallery, 24 July - 19 August
Damien Skipper has lived and painted at Montsalvat for much of his life. In this body of work he has used a bright optimistic palette to remind us of the beauty of flowers.
Residents Gallery 17 July - 19 August
Janice McBride is a senior artist, painter and printmaker, who has established a distinguished career over her lifetime.
Long Gallery, 26 June - 22 July
The Tudors investigate the fusion between Art and architecture; and how they effect us.
The Grounds, 26 June - 19 August
Come together for a night of group sound and song in the barn gallery at Montsalvat.
The Barn, Sunday 24 June, 5.30pm - 9pm
After a two month art residency at Montsalvat, Alice Night will be showcasing new work that has been created during her residency.
The Chapel, Sunday 24 June, 3pm - 4pm
We are delighted to have author, Gail Jones discussing her wonderful book The Death of Noah Glass with Morag Fraser, one of Australia’s most experienced literary commentators.
Barn Gallery, Friday 25 May, 7.30pm
The Dapper Rabbit was born from a dream and has evolved into a beloved, albeit evil character. It’s Jack the Ripper versus Jekyll & Hyde, a no good Victorian Rabbit that meets with a foul end. The overall tone and themes explore the darker side of human nature, from spousal abuse, gambling, murder and revenge.
Residents Gallery, May 23 - June 18
Join us for a celebration of single parents rediscovering their potential, reigniting their sense of self- worth and rekindling their self love.
Barn Gallery, Sunday 20 May, 3pm
Matthew Clarke subjects remain the people, animals and landmarks close to him. From portraits of his friends and families to scenes of the wallabies that visit his garden in Kirkstall.
Barn Gallery, 2 May - 27 May