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Montalto Announces New Artistic Partnership

The Mitchell family are pleased to announce an innovative partnership between Montalto and the Ian Potter Museum of Art to bring multidisciplinary workshops to Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Pensinsula.

A range of contemporary and thought-provoking artists will host workshops at Montalto, starting with Minna Gilligan in October, and continuing with Vipoo Srivilasa in November. These workshops will be small and intimate, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Montalto's association with the Potter started with the Montalto Sculpture Prize in 2017 with Kelly Gellatly, Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne, joining as a Guest Judge. Kelly then joined the permanent judging panel from 2018. Through this connection, a close partnership has developed and together they aim to make “the experience of art and the role of creativity relevant, enjoyable and of value to the next generation” on the Mornington Peninsula and create another moment out of the ordinary at Montalto. Working closely with the Potter continues an ethos at Montalto of enhancing community connection, creativity and curiosity through partnerships, including with the Wheeler Centre, Musica Viva, local sailing clubs and the Red Hill Art Show.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art was founded in 1972 and is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. It is a space that encourages active dialogue and debate. The Potter manages the University of Melbourne Art Collection, which holds works ranging from antiquity to contemporary art, including international and Australian Indigenous material culture and works by major Australian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. In recent years the development of the collection has extended beyond this important foundation to reflect the broader community and the role of the University as a place of learning central to the cultural life of Melbourne.