2 March - 8 June 2023
A collaborative exhibition between the Duldig Studio and Firestation Print Studio featuring twenty-four contemporary printmakers’ creative responses to the art and life of Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.
The artists drew their inspiration from items in the current exhibition at the Duldig Studio, The Studio of Karl Duldig - A Living Legacy, which tells the story of the sculptor Karl Duldig, his journey from Europe to Australia and the studios he established along the way. He expressed his ideas in multiple mediums including stone, clay, wood, ceramics and bronze to create a powerful body of modernist works that communicate stories and ideas about family life, WWII, displacement and survival through art.
Exhibition catalogues with full colour images, artists statements and inspiration are available for purchase at Duldig Studio and Firestation Print Studio for $16.
Online for $21 including postage at FPS.org.au
Download a full list of artist's works, the Duldig Collection item that inspired their work, and prices HERE.
For details of Sunday Artist talks Artist talks, Wednesday evening Meet the Artists and Education programs please see our EDUCATION BROCHURE, SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWS or check our WHAT'S ON NOW page
Artists' Talks - Sunday Afternoons 2:00 - 4:00pm
Admission $15 includes: Museum entry, artists’ talks, and refreshments.
- Myra Kaufman - Collagraph and stencil
- Tamara McKimmie - Reduction linocut concertina book
- Ally Stone - Photogravure on calico, hand dyed and stitched
- Sande Bruch - Stencil and woodblock monoprint, recycled cotton shirt, hand stitching, appliqué, hand dyed fabric
- Anastasia Kotzapavlidis - Linoprint, hand colouring and collage
- Lindesay Dresdon - Linoprint, mixed media mounted on panels
Meet the Artists - Twilight Openings Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00pm
Admission $20 includes: Museum entry, artists’ talks and refreshments.
- Helene Oberman - Lithograph
- Victoria Bilogan - Chine-colle silhouettes on Japanese Gampi tissue, letter printing monotype printing paper sculpture cuckoo with pendulum
- Louise Gillett - Monoprint with gum arabic transfer and drypoint
- Susan Lowe - Linocut print with hand-painted gold background
- Malini Lewis - Cyanotype/watercolour embossing
- Marni Rawlinson – Collagraph
SLAWA: MODERNIST ART & DESIGN
Art, innovation and reinvention - discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne
An exhibition by the Austrian-Australian artist, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975). The exhibition presented her early graphic works and sculptures, remarkable survivors of war and dislocation. The exhibition offered 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.
Watch a short video celebrating this exhibition. (You will be redirected to You Tube). Click below.
Art Behind The Wire
The untold story of refugee families interned in Australia during the Second World War
Australia has a history of detaining families behind wire and under armed guard.
During the Second World War sixty Jewish families from Singapore were interned ‘behind barbed wire’ alongside the Dunera Boys at Tatura in country Victoria. What was life like for them?
One of the group, Austrian sculptor Karl Duldig continued to create art while interned with his wife and young daughter. Working with a variety of materials including scrap paper for drawings, ‘potato’ sculptures, eucalyptus wood, plaster and terracotta, Karl responded to and transcended his difficult surroundings.
The Duldig family's struggle for recognition as genuine refugees and how Karl Duldig’s art was shaped by the experience is the subject of this award winning exhibition, which focuses on drawings and sculpture completed in Tatura and while in the Army, as well as later work.