What’s On Now

Days and Hours of Opening
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1.00pm – 3.00 pm (Guided Tour at 2.00 pm) - entry fees apply.
Second Saturday of every month - 1.00pm – 3.00 pm (Guided Tour at 2.00 pm) - gold coin donation
Upcoming dates: 10 November, 8 December 2018

Open Sunday 18 November for 2018 Family Day, 12.00 - 4.00pm

Fourth Saturday of every month - 2.00pm - 4.00pm for our Creative Women in Focus series.
Upcoming dates: 24 November 2018

Further details on our Visit page.

2018 Family Day

Sunday 18 November, 12.00pm - 4.00pm


Come along to our FREE annual Family Day and view all the wonderful sculptures made this year in Clay for Kids Workshops under the guidance of our resident sculptor Stefan Damschke.

Have fun with clay on the day! Try your hand at sculpture making in the beautiful surrounds of the Duldig Studio sculpture Garden.

Working with schools in the local area, our Clay for Kids Family Day and Sculpture Exhibition has been a regular event at Duldig Studio since 2007 and is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.

Clay Activities with trained sculptor Stefan Damschke.
Clay for Kids exhibition - Certificate and Award presentations
SLAWA modernist art and design exhibition
Lemonade Stand
Studio Visitation
Brilliant Brolly Design Competition Launch!

Download the event flyer - DULDIG 2018 Family Day

Clay for Kids is supported by the City of Stonnington

Brilliant Brolly Campaign

Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA) has awarded Duldig Studio a Plus 1 grant to the value of $20,000.This means that every dollar you donate NOW will have double the impact and be matched by CPA. Help us reach our $20,000 target to make the most of our grant. Funds raised will go towards the care and conservation of our collection and programs that inspire creative journeys in our community. 

The center-point of our fundraising campaign is a Brilliant Brolly decorating competition generously supported by Clifton Australia and culminating in a fundraising event on International Umbrella Day on 10 February 2019. On this day competition winners  will be announced, all decorated umbrellas will be up for sale, and we will also have a special auction of umbrellas decorated by artists.  

NOW is a great time to GET INVOLVED - find out all the details at our Family Day - Sunday 18 November.

DONATE to the Brilliant Brolly Campaign via our Support Page 
The Duldig Studio is a registered charity. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The Brilliant Brolly Campaign is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1, and Clifton Umbrellas.

Creative Women in Focus

Creative Women in Focus is Duldig Studio's new series of talks with Creative Women, Inspired by our current exhibition SLAWA modernist art + design, and our own creative woman – Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.

From printmakers to embroiderers, weavers to dressmakers this is an opportunity to hear some very creative women talk about their lives in art and design, their practices and the challenges and pleasures of the creative life.

Lynnette Lim - Millinery Marvel!
Saturday 24 November, 2 - 4pm
Cost: $20 Adults, $18 Members, $15 Concession/Students
Refreshments provided.

Join us for our next Creative Women in Focus event with innovative Australian milliner Lynnette Lim.

Milliner Lynnette Lim takes inspiration from many sources - vintage fashion, fabrics and textiles, flowers and nature. Colour and texture also inspire her creations.

Lynette teaches millinery techniques in Melbourne and at her home in Torquay. Working with both traditional and modern methods of tinting and shaping petals, leather blocking and metalwork she creates amazingly precise work. Her 2012 Myer Melbourne Cup Carnival Millinery Award winning hat took her 100+ hours to create, using silk thread.

A regular finalist in Fashion on the Field Awards, and she has been called a ‘millinery marvel’!

Upcoming dates. Speaker details coming soon.
2019: 23 February, 23 March, 27 April,  25 May.

Duldig Book Club
1st Thursday of the month, 10:30am and 6:30pm
Join us in the new venture and travel with us to the ends of the earth with tales true and bold ... the reading list will be diverse and promises to generate many stimulating conversations.
Facilitated by the highly experienced Fiona Clarke who has curated several Writer's Festivals and for several years, led the NGV Book Club.  We are very lucky to have Fiona on board can't wait to get started so get reading!!!
$20 adults, $18 Duldig Friends & Supporters, $15 Students

6 December 2018, 10.30am and 6.30pm
Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

From the author of Hideous Kinky and The Sea Horse, a luminous new novel about a young boy and his unlikely friendship with the great Glaswegian artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh,

It is 1914, and Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet - shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming, the summer visitors, and the girls who come down from the Highlands every year to gut and pack the herring.

Then one day a mysterious Scotsman arrives. To Thomas he looks for all the world like a detective, in his black cape and hat of felted wool, and the way he puffs on his pipe as if he's Sherlock Holmes. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the Inn. And whisper they do, for he sets off on his walks at unlikely hours, and stops to examine the humblest flowers. He is seen on the beach, staring out across the waves as if he's searching for clues. But Mac isn't a detective, he's the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and together with his red haired artist wife, they soon become a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas.

Yet just as Thomas and Mac's friendship begins to blossom, war with Germany is declared. The summer guests flee and are replaced by regiments of soldiers on their way to Belgium, and as the brutality of war weighs increasingly heavily on this coastal community, they become more suspicious of Mac and his curious behaviour.

In this compelling story of an unlikely friendship, Esther Freud paints a vivid portrait of a home front community during the First World War, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation. It is her most beautiful and masterful work.

1 March   The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
5 April      The Golden Age by Joan London 
3 May      The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 
7 June     The Dry by Jane Harper
5 July       The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic
2 Aug       A Horse Walked into a Bar by David Grossman
6 Sept      Loving Frank by Nancy Horan 
4 Oct       Taboo by Kim Scott
1 Nov      The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
6 Dec       Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

We have a morning book club with coffee and cake or an evening book club with wine and nibbles - choose the time suits you.

Morning Book Club           Evening Book Club    


Our Current Exhibition

Art, innovation and reinvention - discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne

For the first time an exhibition by the Austrian-Australian artist, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975), will be shown in the home she shared with husband sculptor Karl Duldig - now a house museum. Presenting her early graphic works and sculptures, remarkable survivors of war and dislocation, the exhibition gives insight into Viennese art of the early modernist period. Follow SLAWA's story – told through her drawings, sculptures, fashion and furniture design, and her ingenious invention of the folding umbrella.

Individual and group bookings essential via Group Tour Bookings.

Image: Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, Umbrella prototype. Photo by Yumemi Haraki.

Engage With Art

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