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 at the home she shared with her husband sculptor Karl Duldig – now a house museum.
Slawa’s journey to Australia, as a refugee from Nazism, was the defining moment in her life. From a stimulating life in Vienna as an independent female artist, professional sculptor and successful inventor she became an art teacher and painter in the sober world of post-war Melbourne.
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 first modern foldable umbrella.
Watch the award winning video FLIRT of Eva de Jong-Duldig describing her mother Slawa's remarkable life.
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.00-3.00pm
Guided Tours 2pm or by appointment
A range of public and education programs complement the exhibition. Please see our website for details and applicable fees. www.duldig.org.au
Accessible by public transport, ample street parking, close to local cafés and opposite Central Park.
The Duldig Studio is the former home, sculpture garden and artists’ studio of the internationally acclaimed sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.
Winner 2016 Victorian Community History Award: Historical Interpretation