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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 Conversation

A discussion series based around Duldig Studio’s current exhibition SLAWA: modernist art + design.

Inspired by the inventiveness of Slawa, and presented by leading creative practitioners and local business women, the talks focus on themes represented in the exhibition and the links to contemporary art and design thinking and practice. An opportunity to reflect on what is happening in art and design for women in Australia today and consider the legacy and importance of women in the Arts.

Design Thinking is this month's theme
Saturday 10 March, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Speaker:  Claire Beale, textile designer.

Facilitator: Michele Murray, Creative Director of the Murray Betts Group.

CLAIRE is a textile designer, program manager and lecturer in the BA textile design program in the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University. She is also National President Elect of the Design Institute of Australia. Claire’s interests lie in extending the concept of design practice, and the ways in which contemporary designers work across disciplines to curate/ design events.

MICHELE is Creative Director of the Murray Betts Group. With photographer Phillip Betts, they join the disciplines of graphic design and photography for inspired design solutions. Michele also teaches in the School of Design at Swinburne University.

$20 Adults; $15 Members; $12 Concession/Students - refreshments included

9 Sep        Fashion & Design
- Susan Dimasi, MATERIALBYPRODUCT & Cr.Jami Klisaris, Mayor of Stonnington
14 Oct       Sculpture - Kate Rohde, Artist/Sculptor & Leah Justin, Director Justin
11 Nov      Textile Design - Cassie Byrnes, Textile Designer & Laura Jocic, Independent Curator 
9 Dec        Furniture Design - Grazia Materia, Furniture Designer & Jane Scott, Art Consultant
10 Feb       Product Design - Helen Kontouris, Designer & Simone LeAmon, Curator of Contemporary Design, NGV
10 Mar       Design Thinking - Claire Beale, RMIT and Head of Design Institute of Austrailia & Michele Murray, Creative Director of Murray Betts Group
14 Apr       Inspiration - Slawa's music
12 May      Understanding the Creative Spirit

Sponsored by the City of Stonnington

Duldig Book Club 
1st Thursday of the month, 10:30am and 6:30pm
Commencing March 2018 

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, $12 Students
1 March 2018     The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (winner of the Stella Prize)
Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in ‘The Artist is Present’. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.



5 April     The Golden Age by Joan London 
3 May
     The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 
7 Jun       The Dry by Jane Harper
Future books to be advised

We have a morning and an evening book club - choose which time suits you.

Morning Book Club           Evening Book Club    



Melbourne Design Week - 'The Good Room: Viennese Designers in Australia'
Thursday 22 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Duldig Studio
92 Burke Road, East Malvern

During the postwar period the modern family home assumed a special place for Australians. Planning for modernity became key activities for budding home-makers. In 1945 “The Australian Home Beautiful”, published a series of articles entitled “Joanna Plans A home” which was a frank and exploratory dialogue between an Australian housewife and a Viennese émigré designer. 

Through the eyes of Joanna, Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History at RMIT, examines the influence of Viennese émigré designers in Australia, to expose a more complex picture of the impact of émigré and refugee Viennese designers and architects on modern Australian design practice. 

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
For the Full Program, click the link below: