Current Exhibition

Opening hours

Duldig Studio is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm; We are also open the second Sunday of each month via admission. We welcome booked tours with a minimum number of 6 and a maximum number of 15.

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Current Exhibition

Drawn from the Collection – Highlights and Hidden Gems (2024)

The current exhibition draws on the art and archives at the Duldig Studio to showcase some highlights of this nationally significant collection. On display are rare student works by Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, who trained both as a painter and as a sculptor and went on to have her own design career. While Karl Duldig was known and respected as a sculptor, highlighted here are less well- known aspects of his creativity and his openness to play and experimentation.

See in the Gallery space:

  • Fine examples of Karl’s printmaking including wood cut prints using fence palings and Japanese rice paper.
  • Slawa’s youthful talents as a draughtswoman and sculptor in sketches of friends and associates and her challenging modernist sculpture Self-portrait c.1924.
  • Works on paper by both artists in mediums including pencil, ink, crayon, gouache and watercolour.
  • Karl’s portrait of Slawa in marble and bronze allowing comparison across techniques, mediums and styles.
  • Slawa’s prototypes of her ‘Flirt’ umbrella invention, and her furniture and graphic design work.
  • Rare archival material which documents the family’s journey and illustrates the national significance of the collection.

Karl Duldig Public Works of Art – Self Guided Tour

Compliment your experience at the Duldig Studio and take yourself on a sculpture walk around Melbourne. 

Karl Duldig’s public sculptures include monuments in Australia, China and Israel. A pioneer of post-war public sculpture in Melbourne his ceramic bas relief ‘Progress of Man’ (1960), was an eye-catching feature of the high-rise building at 505 St Kilda Road until its destruction in 1991.  Community outrage at this desecration resulted in legislation to protect public art in Australia and the establishment of the Public Art Committee of the National Trust (Vic.).

The selected public works of art in this publication offer an insight into the diversity of Duldig’s existing Melbourne commissions, the materials he used and the techniques he mastered. 

The works in the brochure can be seen across Melbourne – we encourage you to take a self-guided tour to visit each site and view in-situ the public works of art by Karl Duldig.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

Children and Teen Activities

DIY at the Dulidg Studio!

We have developed activities that you can download for your children to complete at home. Get creative and share your artwork with us by using the hashtag #duldigkids on Instagram

We look forward to seeing what your kids create! 

CLICK HERE TO SEE ACTIVITIES