Brilliant Brolly Decoration Competition

To enter the competition please complete the Entry Form below and pick up your special umbrella at Duldig Studio at 92 Burke Rd, Malvern East, 10am – 4pm Tuesdays & Thursdays up to 13 Dec or during one of our schedule events listed on our What's On page. If you have any questions please contact

Duldig Studio is running an umbrella decorating competition to celebrate the invention of the “magical umbrella” that readily folds into our hands, to raise money to conserve and care for our collection and support our educational programs.

Slawa Horowitz-Duldig invented, patented and marketed her modern folding umbrella in Vienna in 1929. She was forced to sell her patents in 1938 when together with her husband, the sculptor Karl Duldig, and baby Eva the family fled Vienna and began their long journey to Australia via Switzerland and Singapore. The umbrella prototype, drawings, and patent documents are key works in the Duldig Studio’s collection and fundamental to the Duldig Story.

Be inspired to design your own “Brilliant Brolly” and join us in our celebration of inventiveness and creativity!

Conditions of entry:

  • One entry per person, and a maximum of two entries per family
  • Umbrellas provided by Duldig Studio must be used - donated by Clifton Australia
  • You can decorate your umbrella any way you like, with whatever material you choose
  • Closing Date 5pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019: Entries must be delivered to Duldig Studio before this time
  • Entries will be auctioned on Umbrella Day Sunday 10 February 2019
  • An opening $10 bid is included in the entry fee as the first bid to buy back the decorated umbrella on Umbrella Day - if you are out bid your money will be refunded
  • Winning entries for each category will be based upon category-appropriate skills and creativity
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday 10 February
  • Judges’ decisions will be final
  • Peoples’ choice winner will be based on voting at the Studio on Sunday 10 February and will close at 2pm


  • Will be awarded at the Umbrella Day Fundraising event on Sunday 10 February 2019
  • Duldig Studio staff and board members are not eligible for prizes

Primary Student            $250* (sponsored by Clifton Australia)
Secondary Student       $500*
Open Category             $1000*
Peoples’ choice            Art materials to the value of $250
* If 50 or less entries are received by closing date then prizes will be offered at 60% of below values

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Brilliant Brolly Entry Form

Brilliant Brolly Entry Form

Please fill out your details below. You will be redirected to our Paypal site to complete your transaction. You can then take your email notification to Duldig Studio during usual opening hours to receive your special umbrella. If you have any questions please contact

All proceeds will go to Duldig Studio. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Duldig Studio is Fully Accredited by Museums Australia (Victoria) under its Museums Accreditation Program (MAP) and is an Australian Registered Charity.
NOTE: Entry fee includes an opening bid of $10 to the purchase of the decorated umbrella on Umbrella Day silent auction on Sunday 10 February 2019. You can outbid any other bidders and if unsuccessful your $10 will be refunded. All fees and bids are considered donations towards our Brilliant Brolly Campaign