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Art Behind The Wire

March 10th, 2014

Exhibition – Art Behind the Wire

Art Behind the Wire Drawing

Karl Duldig, Under guard (3) c. 1940 pen and ink on paper, 300x210mm © The Duldig Studio

In September, 1940 the Duldig family found themselves ‘behind the wire’- internees far from their family in Europe, and new friends in Singapore. Designated ‘enemy aliens’ this sudden change in circumstance was a shock. Travelling from Singapore to Tatura Internment Camp 3D along with 295 other internees, mostly families, their story is one of resilience, ingenuity and persistence in the face of rigid official attitudes and initially negative public opinion. Their struggle for recognition as genuine refugees and how Karl Duldig’s art was shaped by the experience is the subject of this exhibition, which focuses on drawings and sculpture completed in Tatura and while in the Army, as well as later work.

Exhibition opens 24 April 2014. Guided tours $25 per person ($20 pp concession).

Enquiries and bookings: Museum Manager T: 03 9885 3358 M: 0407 002 834 E:

Download the exhibition flyer here.


December 8th, 2013

Public Museum & Art Gallery

THE DULDIG STUDIO – a “house museum” comprising the residence, sculpture garden and artists’ studio of the internationally renowned sculptor Karl Duldig (1902–1986) and his artist-inventor wife, Slawa Duldig (neé Horowitz, c1902–1975).

Individual and group visits

Visits are hosted by appointment. For bookings and enquiries, please call 03 9521 0525 or email

Preferred hours:

  • Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am – 3.00pm
  • Saturday 1.00 – 4.00pm

Free open days:

  • Second Saturday of every month (except January) 1.00 – 4.00 pm.
  • No appointment necessary on Open Saturdays.

Duldig museum highlights

A 2 minute virtual tour showcasing some of the works of Karl Duldig extracted from Ponto Combo’s 2006 film, The Duldig Studio.