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
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
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 9
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
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
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.
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
This series of works is a visual dancing into the realms of non-physical and physical space that we move between in our lives. How do we navigate space? How do we choose which direction to go?'
Residents Gallery, 12 December 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 9 December
‘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
‘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
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