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
In a unique concept, Flinders Quartet explore Shostakovich’s life through a prism of his string quartets.
Barn Gallery, Sunday August 4, 2.30pm
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
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.
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
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
The unique pairing of spiritually expressive shakuhachi and sonorous, lively marimba creates a rich tapestry of timbral colours. From the stillness of the breath to outbursts of percussive dialogues, the musical lifeforce is woven between these traditional and contemporary instruments in a program of repertoire and original compositions.
Barn Gallery, Sunday March 3, 2.30pm
“Straddling the boundaries between abstraction and representational forms, my work explores, colour, pattern and layering through the medium of painting. As a female artist I am particularly drawn to the imagery used in the marketing towards women. I find society’s obsession intriguing and my work intends to reflect this.”
Long Gallery, 10 January - 3 February 2019
‘Perfusion’ is a term describing the distribution of fluid within a bodily organ. Sustain and release is a work that aims to perfuse the environment it occupies — filling up trajectories or streamlines, without destroying or displacing what's already there. When you perfuse an organ, you don’t change its shape or size. You add to it in such a way that it either thrives or is poisoned.
Residents Gallery, 9 - 20 January
This exhibition contains paintings, illustrations, and relief-prints depicting a selection of these native birds, some of which are considered threatened and at risk of extinction.
Long Gallery, 13 December 2018 - 6 January 2019