Engage With Art
The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.
Our Current Exhibition
Art, innovation and reinvention - discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne
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.
Melbourne Design Week - 'The Good Room: Viennese Designers in Australia'
Thursday 22 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm
92 Burke Road, East Malvern
During the postwar period the modern family home assumed a special place for Australians. Planning for modernity became key activities for budding home-makers. In 1945 “The Australian Home Beautiful”, published a series of articles entitled “Joanna Plans A home” which was a frank and exploratory dialogue between an Australian housewife and a Viennese émigré designer.
Through the eyes of Joanna, Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History at RMIT, examines the influence of Viennese émigré designers in Australia, to expose a more complex picture of the impact of émigré and refugee Viennese designers and architects on modern Australian design practice.
Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
For the Full Program, click the link below:
A discussion series based around Duldig Studio’s current exhibition SLAWA: modernist art + design.
Inspired by the inventiveness of Slawa, and presented by leading creative practitioners and local business women, the talks focus on themes represented in the exhibition and the links to contemporary art and design thinking and practice. An opportunity to reflect on what is happening in art and design for women in Australia today and consider the legacy and importance of women in the Arts.
Music as Inspiration is this month's theme
Saturday 14 April, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Emily Siddons, musician and curator
Emily Siddons is an exhibitions producer at Museum Victoria. A musician with Paper House she specialises in ‘curating and producing contemporary art, sound art, performance and diverse experiences.’
She is an Associate Curator with Liquid Architecture, ‘an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound.’
She has also been the curator & producer of White Night 2013 & 2014 (NGV), 2015-16 (ACMI) and founder and producer of the NGV's Friday Nights series, Monet's Garden 2013, Melbourne Now 2014, Italian Masterpieces 2014 and The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier 2014 amongst other events and performances.
$20 Adults; $15 Members; $12 Concession/Students - refreshments included
9 Sep Fashion & Design - Susan Dimasi, MATERIALBYPRODUCT & Cr.Jami Klisaris, Mayor of Stonnington
14 Oct Sculpture - Kate Rohde, Artist/Sculptor & Leah Justin, Director Justin House
11 Nov Textile Design - Cassie Byrnes, Textile Designer & Laura Jocic, Independent Curator
9 Dec Furniture Design - Grazia Materia, Furniture Designer & Jane Scott, Art Consultant
10 Feb Product Design - Helen Kontouris, Designer & Simone LeAmon, Curator of Contemporary Design, NGV
10 Mar Design Thinking - Claire Beale, RMIT and Head of Design Institute of Australia & Michele Murray, Creative Director of Murray Betts Group
14 Apr Inspiration, Slawa's music - Emily Siddons, musician and curator
12 May Understanding the Creative Spirit
Sponsored by the City of Stonnington
School Holiday Fun - Clay Now!
Relaxed small group workshops in clay modelling in the beautiful surrounds of the Duldig Studio.
Come along to one of our popular holiday workshops for young people and find out more about making with clay. Explore texture and colour and make your own amazing and unique constructions! Our experienced sculptor and teacher Stefan Damschke will show you how it’s done.
One Day Workshop
5 April 10:30 – 12:00pm
Suitable for young people 5 – 9
Cost $45 (inlcudes materials and firing costs)
Two Day Workshop
9 & 10 April 10:30 – 12:00pm each day
Suitable for young people 6 – 11
Cost $80 (inlcudes materials and firing costs)
Duldig Book Club
1st Thursday of the month, 10:30am and 6:30pm
Join us in the new venture and travel with us to the ends of the earth with tales true and bold ... the reading list will be diverse and promises to generate many stimulating conversations.
Facilitated by the highly experienced Fiona Clarke who has curated several Writer's Festivals and for several years, led the NGV Book Club. We are very lucky to have Fiona on board can't wait to get started so get reading!!!
$20 adults, $18 Duldig Friends & Supporters, $12 Students
5 April 2018 The Golden Age by Joan London
It is 1954 and thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia. At the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home in Perth, he sees Elsa, a fellow patient, and they form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love and desire, music, death, and poetry. It is a place where children must learn they’re alone, even within their families.
Subtle, moving and remarkably lovely, The Golden Age evokes a time past and a yearning for deep connection, from one of Australia’s finest and most-loved novelists.
1 March The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
5 April The Golden Age by Joan London
3 May The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
7 Jun The Dry by Jane Harper
Future books to be advised
We have a morning and an evening book club - choose which time suits you.