Montsalvat is an artist's colony in Eltham established in 1934, and home to over a dozen buildings set amongst richly established gardens. The colony of Montsalvat has a detailed history that reflects the life of founder and artist Justus Jörgensen, his friends and family. Its buildings and gardens are stepped in the art and culture of Melbourne and its surroundings.
Architecturally, Montsalvat has much in common with a simple French village in Provence with a mix of rustic architectural styles. Justus Jörgensen was an architect and as a former student of Max Meldrum had spent many happy hours painting around Eltham. In 1934 Jörgensen purchased land and with his friends and students commenced the buildings that became Montsalvat, 26kms from Melbourne.
Presently, a few artists and craftspeople live and work there, but the complex also houses galleries and a function centre.
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Looks like an interesting place - very rustic!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous town - lovely!ReplyDelete
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What an amazing place, so much history! I would love to see it!ReplyDelete
Wow, looks like a fascinating place!ReplyDelete
Oh I love this place, as you say you hardly feel like you are in Australia I am longing to be back in Melbourne!ReplyDelete
I do love quirky buildings!ReplyDelete