Engage With Art
The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.
Art, innovation and reinvention - discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne
For the first time an exhibition by the Austrian-Australian artist, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975), will be shown in the home she shared with husband sculptor Karl Duldig - now a house museum. Presenting her early graphic works and sculptures, remarkable survivors of war and dislocation, the exhibition gives insight into Viennese art of the early modernist period. Follow SLAWA's story – told through her drawings, sculptures, fashion and furniture design, and her ingenious invention of the folding umbrella.
Individual and group bookings essential via Group Tour Bookings.
A discussion series based around Duldig Studio’s current exhibition SLAWA: modernist art + design.
Inspired by the inventiveness of Slawa, and presented by leading creative practitioners and local business women, the talks focus on themes represented in the exhibition and the links to contemporary art and design thinking and practice. An opportunity to reflect on what is happening in art and design for women in Australia today and consider the legacy and importance of women in the Arts.
Textiles is this month's theme
Saturday 11 November, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Cassie Byrnes is a renowned Melbourne-based textile and surface designer who has worked with Anthropologie, Google, Häagen-Dazs, Kuwaii, Linen House, It’s Nice That, Leota NY, Big Design Market, Country Road, Fella Swim and also designs for her print focused lifestyle label Variety Hour. Her patterns have been used across fashion, home wares, stationery, packaging, installations, murals and apps. Cassie describes her practice as well planned spontaneity. For her the creative process is inspired through capturing the essence and spirit of the theme. Her work reflects her love of colour and nature and looks at ways to incorporate the digital sphere without losing a design’s original integrity and handwriting.
Facilitator: Laura Jocic, an Independent Curator and Fashion Historian. She has worked at the NGV in the Australian Fashion and Textiles team, 2007 to 2012. Key projects were Australian Made: 100 Years of Fashion at the Ian Potter center in 2012 and Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre, Fashion at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn in 2016.
$20 Adults; $15 Members; $12 Concession/Students - refreshments included
9 Sep Fashion & design - Susan Dimasi, MATERIALBYPRODUCT & Cr.Jami Klisaris, Mayor of Stonnington
14 Oct Sculpture - Kate Rohde, Artist/Sculptor & Leah Justin, Director Justin House
11 Nov Textile design - Cassie Byrnes, Textile Designer & Laura Jocic, Independent Curator
9 Dec Furniture design
10 Feb Product design
10 Mar Drawing & design thinking
14 Apr Inspiration - Slawa's music
12 May Understanding the creative spirit
Sponsored by the city of Stonnington
Annual Clay for Kids Exhibition and Open Day
November 19, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Our November Open Day is a celebration of the efforts of school communities who have participated in our popular Clay for Kids workshops run by sculptor Stefan Damschke over the year.
Come along to this annual event, showcasing the selected work of students from these schools.
The work of students taught by our artists in residence at Montessori School, Marita Kelly and Carolyn Cardinet are also on display.
Awards will be presented, and art activities offered for young people, in the pleasant surrounds of Duldig Studio and sculpture garden.
FREE - All welcome