The Duldig Studio is open on the second Saturday of every month. On Saturday 9 July 2016, we will be open from 1.00 to 3.00pm. See the award winning Art Behind the Wire exhibition, hear the Founder’s Talk at 2pm or do clay and drawing activities in the Sculpture Garden, for both kids and grown-ups. Entry is by gold coin donation on Open Saturdays.
Founder’s Talk at 2pm: Karl Duldig and the women in his life
Eva de Jong-Duldig, the artist’s daughter will take us on a journey through Karl’s work, focusing on the ‘kneeling female figure’. The female figure was a key theme throughout his work, reflecting his deep respect for, ‘woman – who inspires man in all his achievements’ (Karl Duldig). She will look at work from all periods, and the social and psychological influences which shaped his art.’
Duldig Studio, a public house museum, art gallery and sculpture garden, is the former home and studio of internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig (1902 to 1986) and his wife, artist and inventor Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) (1902 to 1975). In the artists’ charming former home, garden and studio, the sculptures, drawings, paintings and decorative arts tell the story of their creative lives in Vienna, Singapore and Melbourne.
About Karl Duldig and Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz): The Modernist art of Karl Duldig is internationally acclaimed and represented in cities as diverse as Canberra, Vienna, Tel Aviv, New York and Singapore, as well as the province of Fujian, China. His art is included in the collections of the Australian War Memorial, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria. A prototype of Slawa Duldig’s umbrella invention is in the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences collection, Sydney.