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Engage With Art

 

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

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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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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

 

 

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!

 

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

 

Open Saturday - Founder's Talk - 'What My Mother Never Told Me'

 

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In this Founder and Patron's talk, Eva de Jong-Duldig, the artists' daughter, will talk about the wonderful discoveries she has made about her mother Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) and her extraordinary life, and how, over time, she has constantly found out more not only through Slawa's drawings and sculptures, but also through the many photos, letters and documents she had so carefully preserved and left behind.

Slawa’s works of art and design will feature in a major new Duldig Studio exhibition in March 2017.

Date: 8 October 2016

Time: Open Saturday 1-3 pm, Talk 2.00 pm

Cost: Gold coin donation welcome. Free tickets! Follow this link to secure your place. Numbers are limited!

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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