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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 as we know it today. This exhibition shows her work - prototypes, designs, art and modernist furniture and explores her training, creativity and legacy.

From asking the simple question, 'Why on earth must I carry this clumsy thing?' she used her art training, initiative and commitment to see through a design solution that has benefitted us all - a design with lasting social impact - a design of value.

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.

S L A W A - 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.

The Duldig Studio is grateful to everyone who supported our successful crowd sourcing campaign for this exhibition.

Our new S L A W A exhibition opens soon!




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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.


Coming Soon in 2017! - 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


Roola_Boola_Square with character


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.