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Engage With Art


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

Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our E-Newsletter for details of children's activities every school holidays and monthly special events!


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 Victorian Community History Awards

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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: Every school holidays! Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our E-Newsletter for the next dates.

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.

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


Get your fingers into clay!





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


Spring Into Garden Sculpting!



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New classes for adults!


This Spring make your own garden sculpture. Learn clay sculpture techniques in small supportive and social classes conducted by our Sculptor in Residence, Stefan Damschke. Be inspired by our Sculpture Garden. Create your own work of art!

Dates: Sundays over 3 fun weeks - 11.00 am -1.00 pm, 16, 23 and 30 October 2016

Cost: $120 plus low booking fee for 3 classes. Payment in advance. Materials included - firing costs are extra.

Book:  Follow this link to book online. Enrol with friends!


You've bought the plants, now make the sculpture!



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


Annual General Meeting - Talk by Ann Carew




Join us for the Duldig Studio's Annual General Meeting, say hello to the team and hear about last financial year's highlights.

Ann Carew, who is assessing the cultural heritage significance of the Studio’s collection for the nation, with support from a National Library of Australia grant, will give a brief presentation on her research and some surprising items in our collection.

Date: 18 October 2016

Time: 7 pm

Where: 92 Burke Road, Malvern East


New Exhibition


From Vienna To Melbourne: Slawa Duldig, Artist And Designer





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 FLIRT! 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.