Applications open: 9am July 30 2019 - 11.59pm September 12 2019.
Winter Journey is a body of work comprising twenty-four 61 x 61 cm canvases painted in acrylic or acrylic and oil, inspired by the twenty-four respective Winterreise poems famously set to music by Franz Schubert.
Long Gallery, July 31 – August 25
Translating vintage op shop treasures through my work constructs my imagined family history. As a migrant child, these are the everyday “Kitchenalia” I dream belonged in my Grandmothers’ and Great Aunts’ kitchens. Memory, love, loss. Each object feels like an homage to my unknown elders.
The Boulevard @ Montsalvat, August 2 - October 29
Peter McIlwain’s work in this exhibition features hand drawn images of birds with textures generated by software (coded by the artist). This is typical of the artist’s life-long concern to find the “ghost in the machine” by combining the possibilities of computers with the direct expression of the body.
Residents Gallery, August 21 - September 15
Montsalvat Wedding Open Day 2019
Sunday 8th September 2019
A day to dream & discover the possibilities of a Montsalvat wedding.
Meet Melbourne’s best suppliers in their field and see Montsalvat’s different ceremony locations set and wedding ready.
Book into to a group guided tour at 11am or 1pm with one of our event team. Book here
Image: Katie Grant
Satirist and artist, Bryan Dawe, has enjoyed a long career on ABC radio, television, film and the speakers’ circuit. As well, Bryan is an accomplished artist having had many exhibitions over the past decade. Montsalvat is proud to host Bryan’s 14th exhibition Interlude.
Barn Gallery, September 18 - November 10
Montsalvat is proud to host Joseph Tawadros, internally acclaimed oud performers and composers, as part of his 2019 Australian Tour.
Barn Gallery, September 19, 7.30pm-9pm
Cash bar will be open 45 minutes pre and post concert. Cash and EFT facilities are available.
The Firebird Trio presents Inspiration Tango! This concert brings together nearly a century of music inspired by the tango – from the 3 minute dances designed for the sultry milongas of Buenos Aires to the concert pieces based around the Four Seasons by tango composer and bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla.
Barn Gallery, Sunday August 18 @ 2pm + Tango lesson at 1pm
Returning from a visit to the ‘Twelve Apostles’ along the Great Ocean Road, this breathtaking view of the unruly sea stayed with me... Nature’s awe-inspiring splendour is reflected in the colourful mottled sky, as well as in the rugged cliffs – it was very satisfying to capture this immense vista.
Residents Gallery, May 16 - June 10
*PLEASE NOTE that this exhibition will be unavailable for viewing between 12pm-4pm on Sunday June 9 due to an event
In a unique concept, Flinders Quartet explore Shostakovich’s life through a prism of his string quartets.
Barn Gallery, Sunday August 4, 2.30pm
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. Giving way to emotional landmarks and moving cautiously along the highways ahead.
Long Gallery, May 30 - June 23
Art Machine is the celebration of the artist. It plays on the sculptural by simply being. It represents the painter, the printer and the sculptor. Its that moment that all artist experience when ideas and inspiration seem to just flow out.
“Point of view” is a four part sculptural installation made from salvaged steel. The work brings a playful contrast to its surrounds by combining colour and form as a spatial intrusion within the sublime landscape and the historical architecture of Montsalvat.
Grounds, 16 October – 9th December
The Tudors investigate the fusion between Art and architecture; and how they effect us.
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.
Barn Gallery, May 30 - July 21
Curator Floor Talk: Sunday June 30th, 2pm
Montsalvat, in association with the Austrian Embassy Canberra and the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, is proud to host the Concilium musicum Wien as part of their 2019 Australian tour!
Barn Gallery, Sunday June 9, 2pm-3pm
This is Gwen’s second exhibition in the Boulevard @ Montsalvat. Continuing her exploration of the female form, Gwen has created a new series of limited edition reduction linocuts focusing on the quiet reposes of female reflection, sleep and the joy of being surrounded by nature.
The Boulevard @ Montsalvat, February 9 - April 30
Join The Muses’ Delight on a musical journey from the British Isles of the 18th Century to the raucous Australian bush.
The Chapel, Sunday April 28, 3pm - 4.15pm
These works were all painted at Montsalvat. The works depicting fruit, vegetables and eggs, were painted in Matcham Skipper’s Studio with controlled lighting. A pumpkin, grown at home was the initial subject matter. The floral studies featured, are Montsalvat roses painted in the Gatehouse Studio with natural light.
Residents Gallery, 21st March - 14th April
#daddyasbirds is a series of small gouache studies and oil paintings which evolved out of a year of grief for artist Anna Farago and her daughter Cleo. Adrian Miles, Anna’s husband and Cleo’s Dad, died suddenly whilst riding his bike near Kinglake in early 2018. Adrian loved Australian nature and soon after his death, Anna began to connect with Adrian’s spirit through encounters with his favourite local birds.
Long Gallery, February 7 - March 3