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Engage With Art

 

The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences. Our Sculptor in Residence helps you get creative.

 

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.

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An Exhibition Catalogue is available for purchase.

 

Highly Commended Victorian Community History Awards

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Sculpture And The Museum: From Fortunate Son To Runaway Child

 

 

 

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Annual Duldig Lecture On Sculpture @ Melbourne University

 

In 2005, the Director of the National Gallery, London, signalled the long-standing eclipse of sculpture in favour of painting when he noted that "sculpture is what you fall over when you step back from the paintings". The expanded field of contemporary sculptural practice, including installations, conceptual art and commissioned artist interventions, has nonetheless re-energised and revitalised the potential of sculpture to engage with the historical, institutional and even commercial dimensions of the museum.

This lecture will consider the long and complex development from the Renaissance to today with a particular focus on the key role played by sculpture in communicating powerful ideas and associations when placed in dynamic museum exhibition environments.

Presented by Dr Christopher R. Marshall, Senior Lecturer, Art History and Museum Studies, Faculty of Arts, presents the Annual Duldig Lecture of Sculpture. Introduced by Ken Scarlett OAM, Writer and Curator.

Inaugurated in 1986 the Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture commemorates the life and work of the artists Karl Duldig and Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz). It is presented in partnership with the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Arts.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 Sep 2016, 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Where: Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West Building, Melbourne University

Book for this free event: Follow This Link Book Now

 

Proudly supported by the University of Melbourne.

 

 

Clay Sculpture Workshops For Kids

 

Summer Masterclasses

 

Sculpt your own masterpiece!

 

Learn how to make your own clay sculpture in a real sculptor’s studio! In this fun workshop, a professional sculptor will show you how to build your very own masterpiece – use your imagination to create something fantastic! All materials supplied. Firing available at additional cost. The classes are small, social and carefully supervised to bring out your child's artistry in a supportive environment.

Dates: 2 Day Workshops - Tuesday, 20 and Wednesday, 21 September or Tuesday, 27 and Wednesday, 28 September - 10.30am to 12.00 pm
Ages: 7 - 12 years

Cost: $35.00 per 90 minute class. There will be an additional cost for firing students’ work, to be advised.

Book: Places are limited for these popular classes. Hurry book now! Follow this link to book tickets online

Enquire:  Contact us on 9885 3358 or 0498 708 326 or email melinda@duldig.org.au 

 

Get your fingers into clay!

 

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

 

Make A Mask!

 

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For a party or Halloween

 

Use Karl Duldig’s clay masks as inspiration! This workshop shows you a simple and fun way to create masks with paper. For children 6-11 years. The classes are small, social and carefully supervised to bring out your child's artistry in a supportive environment.

Cost: $20.00 (materials included)

Date:  Thursday, 22 September, 10.30 to 11.30 am

Book: Places are limited for this popular workshop. Hurry book now!  Follow this link to book tickets online

Enquire:  Contact us on 9885 3358 or 0498 708 326 or email melinda@duldig.org.au 

 

Go on, scare someone!

 

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

 

Open Saturday - 13 August

 

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To every age its art - to art its freedom!

 

Enjoy a special tour of Duldig Studio focusing on the European Modernism of Karl and Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz).

As sculptors trained by members of the Viennese Secessionist movement, Karl and Slawa were part of that influential group of European émigré artists who arrived during and after World War 2 and who made such a significant contribution to  art and art education in Australia, and to the wider acceptance of Modernist principles by an often reluctant Melbourne public .

Visit their house and Studio, see the documentary and take a tour focusing on their lives and work in Australia and overseas.

Cost: Free pre-booked and ticketed event. Gold coin donation is appreciated. Follow this link to book tickets online

Date: Saturday 13 August 1.00 - 3.00pm

 

The European Modernism of Karl and Slawa Duldig!

 

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

 

Glow Winter Arts Festival - Viennese Nights at Duldig Studio!

 

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Viennese modernist art, design and music glow at this special night event! Mingle in our pop-up 1930s Viennese cafe and treat yourself to Viennese coffee/tea and cake. Hold the cream if you prefer! Let the glow of illuminated sculpture transport you back in time to an elegant night lit apartment in Vienna! We bring the groove back as we spin spirited 78 rpms on a gramophone. Hear our pianist play the music of 1930s Vienna on our Steinway. Our team will make you welcome and be on hand to answer questions about art.

Cost: $20 Adults and $5 Children supervised by adults (plus low booking fee). Hurry tickets are limited to ensure your enjoyment of the art. Bring some friends and chill at our place this Winter!

Date: Friday 12 August 7.30 to 9.30 pm   Follow this link to buy tickets online.

 

Discover the Glow Winter Arts Festival 11-21 August 2016  

 

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Viennese Nights is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington. The Glow Winter Arts Festival is proudly presented by the City of Stonnington.