Duldig Studio – Museum and Sculpture Garden

Visiting the Duldig Studio offers remarkable insights into the lives and works of sculptor Karl Duldig (1902–1986) and his artist-inventor wife, Slawa Duldig (neé Horowitz, c1902–1975) two of Australia’s important 20th Century artists. Slawa was inventor of the modern compact folding umbrella Flirt in 1928.

The Not For Profit  museum comprises a former residence with original Modernist art and furnishings, sculpture garden and working artists’ studio left substantially intact by the Duldig family to inspire your creativity. Karl and Slawa’s journey of migration and settlement parallels their creative lives and works, and included Vienna, Singapore, Tatura Internment Camp and Melbourne – St Kilda and East Malvern.

Sculptures in bronze, stone and terracotta are on display in the otherwise typical suburban Californian Bungalow style house and garden. Paintings, drawings and decorative arts are also on display including sophisticated rooms of rare 1930s Modernist furniture from Vienna.

The artists’ studio continues with bronze castings and Clay For Kids – an education program by resident sculptor Stefan Damschke recognised by industry peers for artistic excellence.

New Tatura Internment Camp Exhibition – Victorian Community History Awards Winner – Art Behind The Wire: the untold story of refugee families interned in Australia during the Second World War

View Our New Short Film – Against All Odds: The Remarkable Survival of a Viennese Treasure 


Days and Hours of Opening


Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Second Saturday of every month 1.00 – 3.00 pm (Guided Tour at 2.00 pm)

Closed Public Holidays and January.

Group visits are hosted by appointment. Download details on Group Bookings  here. 

For bookings please call 03 9885 3358 or email enquiries@duldig.org.au 

Address: 92 Burke Road, Malvern East


Admission Fees


Adult – $20.00

Concession – $10.00

Child under 12 – Free

Group Bookings With Tour and Refreshments – $20

The Duldig Studio is a Not For Profit museum and sculpture garden. All fees go toward the care of our nationally significant collection and education programs.


Conditions of Entry


To preserve our collection and for public safety, it is a condition of entry for visitors to cloak their bags.

Children under 12 are welcome and must be supervised by an adult.

For the security of the collection, all rooms are monitored by CCTV cameras and our staff.

Photography is encouraged in the sculpture garden but not permitted in the museum and artists’ studio.





The Duldig Studio highlights

A 2 minute virtual tour showcasing some of the works of Karl Duldig extracted from Ponto Combo’s 2006 film, The Duldig Studio.