Engage With Art
The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.
The City of Stonnington proudly supports Duldig Studio's Art for All Ages program.
Melbourne Design Week 2017
SLAWA: modernist art and design - special opening on Saturday 25 March as part of Melbourne Design Week
Slawa was one of very few women inventors in Austria in the early 20th century, and later an artist and teacher in Melbourne. Her remarkable contribution to modern life was the folding umbrella prototype as we know it today. This exhibition shows her work - prototypes, designs, art and modernist furniture and explores her training, creativity and legacy.
As part of Melbourne Design Week, the Studio will be hosting a special opening on Saturday 25 March, 1:00-3:00pm. Entry is $20.00 including an exhibition tour.
Bookings essential via Eventbrite.
Melbourne Design Week is an annual ten-day program to present, explore and celebrate design, and promote Melbourne as one of the design capitals of the world. Melbourne Design Week is supported by a network of Victorian design institutions and professional associations and runs from 16th – 26th March with many events extending over the month of March.
Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Special Open Sunday - Duldig loves Dogs!
Sunday 26 March
Are you planning to go to the City of Stonnington's Pets in the Park event in Central Park on Sunday? Why not bring your pooch to the Duldig Studio free valet dog minding as well! There will be water, dog minding for canine visitors (and treats) while you have a stroll around our sculpture garden and Studio.
Bookings via Eventbrite.
S L A W A: modernist art and design
Art, innovation and reinvention - discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne. Opening 4 April, 2017
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.
Open Saturday - Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, a Viennese modernist in Melbourne
Saturday 8 April
Slawa Horowitz- Duldig truly was a creative woman, and a determined one at that. The co- curator of our new exhibition, will give a brief talk and tour of the highlights of the exhibition at 1.30.
Entry via gold coin donation. Bookings via Eventbrite.
School Holiday Program: Fun with art and design at Duldig Studio!
Slawa was a really good drawer and she also enjoyed making sculptures in clay and stone. As well, she actually thought up the idea of the very best folding umbrella - like the one you use today! Slawa’s art and design is the focus of our Autumn kids activities program.
Bookings essential via Eventbrite.
5-6 April: Inspired by Slawa!
Sculptor in residence Stefan Damschke again offers his popular clay sculpture classes – have a look at what’s in our new exhibition and use this to develop your own ideas, just like a real sculptor. Suitable for ages 7 -10.
11 April: What a magical umbrella!
Just like Slawa design and decorate your own umbrella using art at the studio as inspiration. Suitable for ages 6 – 9.
12 April: So you think you can draw!
Local artist and Illustrator Tull Suwannakit will offer a fun 2 hours of drawing and imagination - practice being a real artist, just like Slawa! Suitable for ages 7 – 11.
MADE- MUMA and Duldig Experience Day
Tuesday 23 May
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Duldig Experience (MADE) is a new education program designed to link directly with VCE Studio Arts curricula. This joint initiative examines current exhibitions at MUMA and the Duldig Studio in depth and examines the conservation and promotion of specific works at each gallery.
To launch MADE teachers are invited to a professional development day. This full-day program includes visits to Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy at MUMA and SLAWA: Modernist Art and Design at Duldig Studio.
Delivered by experts from each museum as well as Kathy Hendy-Ekers (VCAA) the program includes a traditional Viennese lunch hosted by Duldig Studio founder and patron Eva De Jong-Duldig.
Bookings essential via MUMA.
Children's Activities And Special Events - Every Month of the Year!
In addition to our exhibitions, monthly talks on Open Saturdays, quarterly school holiday programs for children and sculpture classes for adults, we offer annual events to engage with art.
Open House Melbourne
Opening Doors And Opening Minds. In July, our doors are open for pre-booked tours on Modernism. Since 2008 Open House Melbourne has been connecting people with good design and architecture in the city. An initiative of the Committee for Melbourne, Future Focus Group.
Clay Masterclasses. In July, enjoy inventive workshops and art adventures at our place during one of Melbourne's most loved school holiday events held annually by the City of Stonnington for 4-12 year olds!
Sculpture Illumination - Glow Winter Arts Festival
What's Glowing On? Viennese Nights and a pop-up cafe. We join the City of Stonnington's festival in July - a diverse and exciting program of events that take over local streets over 11 days.
Annual Duldig Lecture On Sculpture
Inspiring creative journeys. Home to Australia's only annual public lecture on sculpture. We commemorate the life and work of Karl and Slawa with an annual public lecture. Held since 1986, this significant and popular September event in Victoria's arts calendar is held in conjunction with the School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne.
Spring Into Garden Week
Get your fingers into clay! Enjoy the City of Stonnington's October sustainability and gardening festival at Prahran's Victoria Gardens, then make a garden sculpture in clay at our place inspired by Karl Duldig's Modernism and Artist's Studio and your own inner artist!
Annual Open Day And 'Clay For Kids' Exhibition
Free drawing and clay activities. Our November Annual Open Day is a popular day in the City of Stonnington's calendar and a celebration for local school communities. It showcases selected works of art produced by local school students participating in our education programs in an annual exhibition.