International Umbrella Day

Sunday 10 February, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Duldig Studio 92 Burke Rd, Malvern East

Come along to our special family event on International Umbrella Day and help us raise money for the care and conservation of our collection and extension of our outreach programs.

Our beautiful sculpture garden will be bedecked with over forty decorated student umbrellas entered in our Brilliant Brolly Competition. Visitors will be able to bid to buy umbrellas by silent auction and vote on their favourite umbrella for the Peoples' Choice Award. Children can also have fun with our sculpture garden discovery activity sheet and light refreshments will be available.

Proceeds from umbrella sales will go to Duldig Studio and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.  Double the impact of your donation as every dollar we raise before 31 May will be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 matched funding program.

Winners for the Primary and Secondary categories will be announced at 3:00pm with cash prizes awarded as follows;
Primary Student            $250 (sponsored by Clifton Australia)
Secondary Student       $500
Peoples’ choice*            Art materials to the value of $250
Three highly commended awards will be awarded with certificates.
* Voting for People's Choice Award closes at 3:00pm and will be announced at 3:30pm.

Councilor Steve Stefanopoulos, Mayor, City of Stonnington
Steve Marks, President, Art Education Victoria
Peter Joseph, Director, Clifton Australia


The Brilliant Brolly Campaign is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.
All umbrellas generously donated by Clifton Australia.

Our Brilliant Brolly Decoration Competition continues with OPEN category entries accepted until 5pm on 21 March 2019. Enter here.
Winners will be announced on 6 April 2019. 


Our Brilliant Brolly Campaign celebrates the invention of the “magical umbrella” that readily folds into our hands. Slawa Horowitz-Duldig invented, patented and marketed the modern folding umbrella in Vienna in 1929. She was forced to sell her patents in 1938 when, together with her husband, the sculptor Karl Duldig, and baby Eva the family fled Vienna and began their long journey to Australia via Switzerland and Singapore. The umbrella prototype, drawings, and patent documents are key works in the Duldig Studio’s collection and fundamental to the Duldig Story.