What’s on

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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Autumn Sculpture Classes For Adults

 

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(Left) Karl Duldig, Preparatory drawing for Koré, c. 1976

 

Rediscover your inner-artist

 

Learn clay sculpture techniques in small supportive and social classes conducted by Master Sculptor, Stefan Damschke at the Duldig Studio - be inspired in a creative Gallery surrounded by Karl Duldig’s Modernist sculpture and express yourself.

Cost: $120 plus booking fee for 3 classes of 2 hours duration. Full payment in advance to secure your booking. Materials included, but not firing costs.

Dates: Sundays 7,14 and 21 August 11am -1.00pm

Enquire: Contact the Duldig Studio on 03 9885 3358 or 0498 708 326 or email Melinda@duldig.org.au for further information.

Book Online: Hurry, classes are small and this program is popular!  Click here to book online

 

Enrol with friends!

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

 

Dogs at Duldig

 

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(Above) Karl Duldig, Timmy (the family dog).

 

Dog-minding available

 

Walk your dog to the Duldig Studio. We are a safe place to tie and water your dog while you enjoy art! See the award winning Art Behind the Wire exhibition, take a guided tour at 2 pm.

Cost: Gold coin donation for admission. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date:  Second Saturday of every month from 1.00 to 3.00 pm.

 

Clay and drawing activities for both kids and grown-ups!

 

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Karl Duldig and the women in his life!

 

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Kneeling female figures!

 

Eva de Jong-Duldig, Founder and Patron and the artists’ daughter will take us on a journey through Karl Duldig's work, focusing on the ‘kneeling female figure’.

The female figure was a key theme throughout his work, reflecting his deep respect for,  ‘woman – who inspires man in all his achievements’ (Karl Duldig). Eva will look at work from all periods, and the social and psychological influences which shaped his art.

Cost: Gold coin donation for admission. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date:  9 July 2016. Talk at 2.00 pm as a part of Open Saturday on the second Saturday of every month from 1.00 to 3.00 pm.

 

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Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival

 

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The City of Stonnington's Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is one of Melbourne’s most-loved school holiday events held annually for 4-12 year olds. The festival is back for its seventh year, running from Tuesday 28 June to Friday 8 July with fantastic free and ticketed events happening daily.

Bring your imagination to life through interactive play at Roola Boola! The Duldig Studio is now an Official Partner presenting our popular Clay Sculpture Workshops and Make A Mask!

 

Clay Sculpture Workshops

 

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.

Dates:

Sold Out! 3 Day Workshop
Wednesday 29 June - Friday 1 July, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 7 - 12 years

Sold Out! 2 Day Workshop
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 7 - 12 years

Sold Out! 2 Day Workshop
Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 7 - 12 years

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

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.

Cost: $20.00 (materials included)

Date:  Sold Out! Wednesday, 6 July, 10.30 - 11.30 am 

 Limited Places Still  Available Wednesday 6 July 1.30 - 2.30 pm  Click here to book 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 House Melbourne - Karl Duldig Modernist

 

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Join us for a special tour on Karl Duldig's Modernist Melbourne!

 

Discover Open House Melbourne - Click this link!

Tour Type: Pre-booked only and  free of charge. A small booking fee is payable. Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 12.00 to 4.00 pm. Bookings open Monday 18th July 8:30am until booked out.

Click here to book tickets from 19 July 2016

Special Program:  The guided tour on Modernism includes a viewing of the video, ‘Reshaping the World - Karl Duldig, a European Modernist in Australia’

Where: 92 Burke Road, East Malvern, Opposite Central Park Road

Tram Stop: Stop 52: Burke Rd/Wattletree Rd on Route 5.

Open Sections: The family rooms of the house, the Gallery area, the artists’ studio and the sculpture garden. House built 1922, Artists' Studio built 1962, Gallery extension built 1996.

Note: Limited mobility access

Special Event:

Duldig Studio is the remarkable house and studio of émigré sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist wife Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) which is now an artists’ house museum. The Duldig family lived here in the typical Californian bungalow house for 30 years from 1955. Karl designed and built a studio in the grounds and set up a sculpture garden to display his works. In 1996 the house became a museum, with interiors and a studio preserved as they were during the artists’ life times. Karl and Slawa’s Modernist art and furnishings can be seen in the family rooms and the gallery extension which features changing exhibitions. The studio still contains Karl’s kiln, tools and work spanning his entire career, from Secessionist Vienna in the 1920s to Modernist Melbourne. The house reflects the taste of a couple who trained as artists in Secessionist Vienna, but whose careers were interrupted by the upheaval of war. From Vienna, via Switzerland, Singapore and Tatura, they finally established themselves here in Melbourne in 1942 and were part of that group of émigré artists who introduced the principles of Modernism to an often reluctant Melbourne public. Guided tours of the Duldig Studio include a video and exploration of the collection and buildings.

 

The house reflects the taste of a couple who trained as artists in Secessionist Vienna!

 

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