Engage With Art
The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.
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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.
Art tour & clay making workshop
An AirBnB Social Impact experience
13 & 27 July (Fridays)
3,10,17, 24 & 31 August (Fridays)
During this experience you will discover an incredible story of love, survival and the creative spirit . As we tour their home we will share the story of Duldigs' remarkable escape from Vienna in 1938, their journey via Switzlerland then to Singapore and eventually their internment at Tatura, Victoria, as enemy aliens! After a traditional Viennese morning tea of coffee and cake we will take you into the workshop and Stefan, our Artist in Residence, will teach you how to make an object with clay.
This is an AirBnB Social Impact experience. 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden.
You must be registered with AirBnB to book.
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
2 August 2018, A Horse Walked into a Bar by David Grossman
In a dive bar in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, takes the stage for his final show. Over the course of a single evening, Dov’s patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood. And in the dance between comic and audience, a deeper story begins to take shape as Dov confronts the decision that has shaped the course of his life—a story that will alter the lives of several of those in attendance. A poignant exploration of how people confront life’s capricious battering, A Horse Walks into a Bar is a searing story of loss and survival.
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 June The Dry by Jane Harper
5 July The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic
2 Aug A Horse Walked into a Bar by David Grossman
6 Sept Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
4 Oct Taboo by Kim Scott
1 Nov The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
6 Dec Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud
We have a morning book club with coffee and cake or an evening book club with wine and nibbles - choose the time suits you.
Duldig Open Day
Saturday 14 July 2018
1.30pm –Creating Driftwood - Special Founders Talk
Hear the founder of Duldig Studio, Eva de Jong-Duldig, talk about the discoveries she made and the challenges she experienced during the process of writing her family memoir.
Guided Tour of the Studio at 2.00. Gold coin donation entry
Open House Melbourne
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 July 2018
Over 220 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors on 28 + 29 July 2018. We are once again participating in the event and opening our doors to the public.
Open: Saturday 28 & Sunday 28 July, 11.00am - 3:30pm
What's Open: The family rooms of house, sculpture garden and Artists' Studio
Tour Details: Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, running for 60minutes, in groups of 25.
Bookings: Essential via the Open House Melbourne website. First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies.
Special Programming: Viewing of video prior to guided tour, viewing of current exhibition, SLAWA modernist art and design. A 10 minute video narrated by museum founder Eva de Jong-Duldig will start each tour. The exhibition in Gallery area is open to all.