Public Sculptures

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.