Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden
The former home and artists' studio of émigré sculptor Karl Duldig (1902-1986) and his wife - artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975).
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The Duldig Studio is the former home and artists' studio of émigré sculptor Karl Duldig (1902-1986) and his wife - artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975). Karl built a studio in the grounds of his home, a 1920s Californian Bungalow house in Melbourne, after his family moved there in 1955.
Both artists trained in Vienna in the 1920s but were forced to leave with their baby daughter in 1938, fleeing Nazism. After a fruitful period in Singapore they were interned in Australia during the Second World War and, on release, established themselves in Melbourne.
The museum displays Viennese furniture designed by Slawa, prototypes of her patented design for the modern foldable umbrella, Flirt, personal possessions and works of art hidden and later sent to Australia. Many works on display reflect their art practice in Australia.
In 1996 the artists’ daughter Eva de Jong-Duldig founded the museum to tell the story of her parent’s lives and art and ‘inspire creative journeys’. Visitors can see a nationally significant collection of modernist sculpture and furniture in the house and gallery and view the Artists’ Studio and sculpture garden set up by Karl during his lifetime. Classes and activities held at the Duldig Studio reflect the couple’s passion for art education and the value of creativity.