Videos + Podcasts
Karl’ Sculpture Garden Sculpture Descriptions
Supported by Creative Partnerships Plus 1 funding and in collaboration with Vision Australia, key sculptures in the sculpture garden are described in the following audio files to augment your sculpture garden experience.
Inaugurated in 1986, the Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture commemorates the life and work of the sculptor Karl Duldig (1902-1986) and his wife, the artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1902-1975).
2022 Duldig Lecture: Dr Shawn Sobers - Material culture and the echoes and legacies of transatlantic enslavement - before and after the Colston statue
Dr Shawn Sobers is Professor of Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice and convenor of the Critical Race and Culture Research Group at University of the West of England (UWE). Shawn is also a filmmaker, photographer and writer and a member of the “We are Bristol History Commission” which was set up in 2020 in response to the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century English merchant, slave trader, and member of Parliament. Shawn speaks about his work on the Commission, the re-display of the Colston sculpture and ideas and issues around public monuments and contested culture.
2021 Duldig Lecture: Maree Clarke
Maree Clarke - Yorta Yorta / Wamba Wamba / Mutti Mutti / Boonwurrung artist, curator and researcher. Our guest speaker Maree Clarke discusses her multimedia installations of photography, painting, sculpture and new technologies that further explore the customary rituals and ceremonies of her ancestors.
2022 Founder's Event - Karl Duldig's Sculpture Garden - History and legacy
Eva de Jong-Duldig, the artist's daughter and the founder of the Duldig Studio, reflects on the history and legacy of the Sculpture Garden.
2021 Founders Event - Lost Masterpiece Revealed
On 22 August 2021 Dr Katie Allen, MP, Federal Member for Higgins, revealed for the first time a portrait of Antonia Horowitz, which was painted in 1920 by her daughter, the artist Slawa Horowitz-Duldig in Vienna, Austria. The painting, recently restored under a Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia. The daughter of the artist and founder of the Duldig Studio, Eva de Jong-Duldig, shares some background on the portrait and the grandmother she never knew and Conservator Caroline Fry discusses her conservation approach.
Learn more about the Duldig family story and their creative journey - Watch our award winning videos
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Against All Odds - The remarkable survival of a Viennese treasure (11min 16sec)
Europe Meets Asia - Karl Duldig, a Viennese sculptor in pre-war Singapore (13min 10sec)
Art Behind the Wire - Refugee families interned in Australia during WWII (11min 15sec)
Re-shaping the World - Karl Duldig, a European Modernist in Australia (12min 22 sec)
You can also see a range of audio tours and staff and volunteers sharing their experience of Duldig Studio on our Youtube channel
Against All Odds - Discover the Duldig family's story of lucky escape from Vienna.
Europe Meets Asia - Discover the Singapore story
Art behind the wire - The Duldig family interned as 'Enemy Aliens' at Tatura.
Reshaping the world - the modernist art of Karl Duldig in Europe, Asia and Australia
Flirt - the Magic Umbrella of the Sculptress - Hear about Slawa's remarkable life and her famous invention - the folding umbrella. Slawa's story, told through her drawing, sculptures, fashion and furniture design is the focus of our current exhibition, SLAWA: modernist art+design.
From the archives
VIDEO (2012, 2min 6sec)
A 2 minute virtual tour showcasing some of the works of Karl Duldig extracted from Ponto Combo's 2006 film, The Duldig Studio. Watch here
VIDEO (2006, 10min 40sec)
Ponto Combo's 2006 film introducing The Duldig Studio, a unique public not-for-profit 'house' museum and art gallery in Melbourne with narrative by Emily Clarke and Eva de Jong - Duldig. Watch here.
The Studio of Karl Duldig - Stone Sculpture Techniques
A short and informative video about practical techniques in the craft of sculpting stone - a medium Karl Duldig worked in enthusiastically.
The Studio of Karl Duldig - Q&A with Stefan Damschke
An interview between museum director Lyndel Wischer and sculptor-in-residence and curator of The Studio of Karl Duldig exhibition, Stefan Damschke, about the work of Karl Duldig.