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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 - Final event in this series!

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.

Understanding the Creative Spirit is this month's theme with Monique di Mattina, singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and Fiona Gruber, journalist, radio presenter and writer.
Saturday 12 May, 2:00 - 4:00pm

The eighth and final in our series of conversations with creative women, this month's speakers are Monique di Mattina and Fiona Gruber: 

Speaker Monique di Mattina is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and mother. She also teaches jazz piano and song-writing at Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne. Monique divides her time between Melbourne and New York and is well placed to talk on creativity and the challenges facing women in the creative arts field today.

Facilitator Fiona Gruber is a journalist, radio presenter and writer. She writes regularly on the arts for Australian and British magazines, presents on the ABC and 3RRR and through her arts shows and  innovations like ‘Gert’s Sunday Salon’- awarded a Green Room award in 2005 -  contributes to debate on the arts and Australian cultural life.

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.

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



2017
9 Sep        Fashion & Design
- Susan Dimasi, MATERIALBYPRODUCT & Cr.Jami Klisaris, Mayor of Stonnington
14 Oct       Sculpture - Kate Rohde, Artist/Sculptor & Leah Justin, Director Justin
House
11 Nov      Textile Design - Cassie Byrnes, Textile Designer & Laura Jocic, Independent Curator 
9 Dec        Furniture Design - Grazia Materia, Furniture Designer & Jane Scott, Art Consultant
2018
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 Australia & Michele Murray, Creative Director of Murray Betts Group
14 Apr     Inspiration, Slawa's music - Emily Siddons, musician and curator and Emma McRae curator and writer
12 May      Understanding the Creative Spirit
Monique di Mattina, singer, songwriter, composer & Fiona Gruber, journalist, radio presenter and writer.



Sponsored by the City of Stonnington


 

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, $12 Students
3 May 2018 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown  

The story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

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 Jun       The Dry by Jane Harper
Future books to be advised

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

Morning Book Club           Evening Book Club    

 

 

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