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Engage With Art


The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.

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Please note we are closed to visitors over Summer from 19 December 2016 to 1 February 2017 unless by special advance arrangement.

Our holiday programs in January are open to bookings - further details are below!  


Hurry Closes 19 December! - Current Exhibition - Art Behind The Wire


Discover the art of a European refugee family detained in Australia.

Visit the house where they rebuilt their lives.



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Australia has a history of detaining families behind wire and under armed guard. During the Second World War sixty Jewish families from Singapore were interned ‘behind barbed wire’ alongside the Dunera Boys at Tatura in country Victoria. What was life like for them?

One of the group, Austrian sculptor Karl Duldig continued to create art while interned with his wife and young daughter. Working with a variety of materials including scrap paper for drawings, ‘potato’ sculptures, eucalyptus wood, plaster and terracotta, Karl responded to and transcended his difficult surroundings.

The Duldig family's struggle for recognition as genuine refugees and how Karl Duldig’s art was shaped by the experience is the subject of this award winning exhibition, which focuses on drawings and sculpture completed in Tatura and while in the Army, as well as later work.

Download the Education Kit for Art Behind the Wire.


An Exhibition Catalogue is available for purchase.


Highly Commended 2014 Victorian Community History Awards!

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Character Drawing!

Holiday workshops




Above illustration by Kael Lok 
From life drawing to character design!

A new two-day class with illustrator and published author, Tull Suwannakit. Tull is founder of the Malvern School of Art and has offered illustration and mixed media workshops in association with Duldig Studio in 2016.

Day 1 - The workshop covers line, form and movement using Karl Duldig’s sculptures as an inspiration.
Day 2 - Students transform their life drawing into imaginative characters through the development of a design, looking at form and function, style and personality using lines, pattern, textures and colours.
Maximum 8 participants. Suitable for young people over the age of 9.

Date and Time: Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January 2017, 10.30am to 12pm
Cost: $70.00 for 2 classes plus low booking fee (plus $5.00 materials charge).
Enquire: Contact us on 9885 3358 or email melinda@duldig.org.au


Making Monsters!

Clay activity holiday classes




Can you invent your own monster? 

Come along to our two-day 'Monster' class and let your child's imagination go - design and make monsters in clay with Duldig Studio's Sculptor-in-Residence, Stefan Damschke! Learn the techniques of making sculptures in a real artist's studio.

Suitable for young people over the age of 7. Maximum 8 participants in a class.

Date and Time: Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10.30am to 12 pm

Cost: $70.00 for two classes plus low booking fee (Materials included, but firing at an additional cost). 
Enquire: Contact us on 9885 3358 or email melinda@duldig.org.au

The City of Stonnington proudly supports Duldig Studio’s Art For All Ages programs



Open Saturday!


Enjoy our Sculpture Garden!




Duldig Studio is open on the second Saturday of every month. See the award winning Art Behind the Wire exhibition, take a guided tour of the museum at 2pm or do clay and drawing activities in the Sculpture Garden, for both kids and grown-ups!

Cost: Free with gold coin donation.

Date: 10 December 2016

Time: 1 - 3 pm

Where: 92 Burke Road, Malvern East


New Exhibition Opens mid-March 2017!

SLAWA - Modernist Art And Design





Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) was a remarkable woman. Slawa was the inventor of ‘Flirt’, the modern foldable umbrella, as well as a sculptor and painter. View her extraordinary art, the prototypes of her umbrella invention and the furniture saved from Vienna which she designed.

What was life was like for women artists in the early 20th century? Slawa managed to create a new career in Australia while supporting her husband Karl Duldig, master sculptor, preserving the art and archives which now form the Duldig Studio museum+ sculpture garden.

Our new SLAWA exhibition opens mid-March 2017.

Organise your group booking today!


We're Fun!


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.


Pets in the Park - Dogs At Duldig



Timmy (the Duldig family dog), Karl Duldig (ceramic)

Free Valet Dog Minding! Special tours, during the City of Stonnington's annual day in March held opposite us at Central Park in conjunction Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Family Fun Day and Sounds of Stonnington.


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.


Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival


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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


Duldig Studio GLOW


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.