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Engage With Art

The Duldig Studio is a fantastic destination offering fun and enriching art experiences all year round.

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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.


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.

Beginning in August, artist Deborah Klein will join us to discuss her career as a printmaker, painter and book artist.

Deborah Klein has exhibited widely, most recently at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne; RMIT Gallery; the 9th International Printmaking Bienniale, Portugal; and as part of the Johnston Collection exhibition, Patterns of Collecting/From the Bower at the Johnston Collection, Melbourne. Her work is held in collections around Australia and overseas. As Deborah describes, ‘My visual language has evolved over the years and is multi-layered. Many works pay homage to women and their creative histories. The work is unified by its concern for women: the untold numbers who have been completely written out of history, the courage of those women and girls who must still fight seemingly unsurmountable odds to have their voices heard.’

Deborah Klein: printmaker, painter and book artist
When: Saturday 25 August 2018. 2.00 – 4.00pm
Cost: $20 Adults, $18 Members, $15 Concession/Students
Refreshments provided.

Upcoming dates. Speaker details coming soon.
2018: 25 August, 22 September, 27 October, 24 November
2019: 23 February, 23 March, 27 April,  25 May.

Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington

Image credits:
left lens: Deborah Klein Campylotes desgonsini Moth Mask, 2007, oil pastel, 112 x 76 cm (detail)
right lens: Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, Vienna, c1920

Beloved Muse - Emilie Flöge
25 & 26 September

Duldig Studio is delighted to announce that Duldig Studio will host two Melbourne performances of the world tour of BELOVED MUSE - EMILIE FLÖGE.

In BELOVED MUSE - EMILIE FLÖGEacclaimed Viennese actor Maxi Blaha presents a solo performance exploring the life of the companion and muse to Gustav Klimt. Emilie Flöge was a fashion designer who, with her sisters, ran a successful salon. This theater piece, written by Penny Black, imagines the career and loves of this fascinating woman, who was an integral part of the cultural scene in Vienna around 1900.

Written by Penny Black
Performed by Maxi Blaha
Music and accompaniment by Georg Buxhofer
Directed by Heidelinde Leutgöb

25 September & 26 September

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 September 2018, Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
This biographical novel is set in the early 1900s when polite Chicago society was rocked by terrible scandal when renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, ran off with Mamah Cheney, a client's wife.

Abandoning their families and reputations, the lovers fled to Europe and exile. Mamah's actions branded her an unnatural mother and society relished her persecution.

For the rest of her life Mamah paid an extraordinary price for moving outside society's rules, in a time that was unforgiving of a woman's quest for fulfilment and personal happiness. Headstrong and honest, her love for Frank was unstoppable. This portrait of her life as his muse and soulmate is a moving, passionate and timeless love story with a shocking conclusion.

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    


School Holiday workshops

Marvellous beasts and how to make them
Two-day workshop
Dates: Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 October
Time: 10.30am -12.00pm each day
Suitable for ages 5-10

It’s always fun to invent – and sometimes hard work! Invent your own marvellous beast and build it in clay – Sculptor Stefan Damschke is here to help. While you’re here, ask us about our own special Duldig Studio inventor and what she made. You’ll be surprised!
Cost - $80.00 (includes clay and firing) 

Bugs, birds and beasts
One-day workshop
Date: Thursday 4 October
Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Suitable for ages 6 -12

In this relaxed workshop learn how to build in clay – you can make anything once you learn the basic techniques of clay construction and our sculptor in residence, Stefan Damschke will teach you how!
Cost - $40.00 (includes clay and firing) 


Art tour & clay making workshop
An AirBnB Social Impact experience
Dates Available:
3,10,17, 24 & 31 August (Fridays)

During this experience you will discover an incredible story of love, survival and the creative spirit . As we tour their home we will share the story of Duldigs' remarkable escape from Vienna in 1938, their journey via Switzlerland then to Singapore and eventually their internment at Tatura, Victoria, as enemy aliens! After a traditional Viennese morning tea of coffee and cake we will take you into the workshop and Stefan, our Artist in Residence, will teach you how to make an object with clay.

This is an AirBnB Social Impact experience. 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden.

You must be registered with AirBnB to book.