Montsalvat

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Author: Sigmund Jorgensen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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In the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table Montsalvat is the home of the Holy Grail. Australia's Montsalvat is an artists' colony in Eltham, established by the architect and artist Justus Jorgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls built out of local stone, recycled timbers and rammed earth and set amongst richly established gardens on 12 acres of land on the outskirts of Melbourne. The colony of Montsalvat is a testament to the vision and work of Jorgensen, his family and friends and its detailed history reflects the lives of those people. But it is more than a set of beautiful buildings - it is a place steeped in the art and culture of Melbourne. And to walk around its grounds is to step into a bygone world where such a grand plan seemed more achievable. Perhaps that is why Montsalvat has created its own myths and legends. In addition to Jorgensen and his family, among the artists, intellectuals, tradespeople and artisans associated with life at Montsalvat are numbered Clifton Pugh, Gordon Ford and Joe Hannan, Betty Roland, Mervyn Skipper, his wife Lena and their three children - Helen, Sonia and Matcham. Arthor Munday, George Charlmers, Lesley Sinclair, Sue Vanderkelen, Ian Robertson, Helen Lempriere, John Smith, John Busst and Myra Skipper, Percy Leason, Leonard French and Albert Tucker. Montsalvat today is a place where emerging and established artists can work, present and perform their work. Its visual features are enjoyed by tourists from around the world, and its buildings are classified by the National Trust of Victoria. The Australian Heritage Commission includes Montsalvat on the Australian Register of National Estate.


My Story

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Author: Sonia Stark Gordon Skipper
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Category : Artist colonies
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Kjk

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Author: briann kearney
Publisher: Lulu.com
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Languages : en
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The Memoirs Of A Young Bastard

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Author: Tim Burstall
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 343
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Tim Burstall, the celebrated director of Stork, Alvin Purple and numerous other definitive 'ocker' comedies, is credited with shaking the moribund Australian film industry out of its torpor. But long before that, in the early 1950s, he began keeping a diary to record the world of the group of 'arties' and 'intellectuals' he was living among in Eltham, then a rural area outside Melbourne, where cheap land was available for mudbrick houses and studios, and where suburban rigidities could be mercilessly flouted. Burstall was in his mid-twenties, with two young sons and an open marriage with his wife, Betty. Eager to become a writer, to go against the grain, he kept a record almost daily-of the parties and the talk in pubs and studios, about art and politics and sex, of Communist Party branch meetings and film societies, of political rallies and the first Herald Outdoor Art Show. Somehow, while holding down a public relations job in the Antarctic Division and juggling his love affairs and obsession with the beautiful, brainy Fay, he wrote 500 words almost every day. Betty, according to the diaries, kept the show on the road, feeding friends after the pub, milking goats and working in her pottery making bowls and mugs, which Tim sometimes decorated at weekends. These Memoirs of a Young Bastard, as Burstall dubbed himself and them, are among the most evocative Australian diaries of modern times. Burstall can write. He has an eye for the telling detail, an unerring ear for cant and pomposity and, most endearingly, an ability to mock himself-always from the perspective of a bloke of his generation.


Creative Lives

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Author: Penelope Hanley
Publisher: National Library Australia
Category : Artists
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Henry Lawson - Miles Franklin - Henry Handel Richardson - Kenneth Slessor - Eleanor Dark - Christina Stead - Kylie Tennant - Patrick White - Thomas Keneally - Mem Fox.


The Modern Kitchen Garden

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Author: Janelle McCulloch
Publisher: Images Publishing
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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A range of kitchen designs, from classical to modern, with lists of suitable plants for kitchen gardens.


Top Art Food Melbourne

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Publisher: Bois de Chesne Design Pty. Ltd.
Category : Art museums
Languages : en
Pages : 142
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Montsalvat

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Author: Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi
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Languages : fr
Pages : 205
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My Musical Life

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Author: H. R. Haweis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 720
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This 1884 memoir of nineteenth-century musical performance includes Haweis' views on the philosophy and history of music.