Our vision is to be recognised as a pre-eminent Australian artists’ house museum that inspires, informs and engages through art and the story of the Duldig family’s creative journey.
The Duldig family home was opened as a museum in 1996. In 2002, the association, The Duldig Gallery Inc. became incorporated as a public museum and art gallery to operate the Duldig Studio. It is a tax exempt charity and recognised as a deductible gift recipient institution under the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. At this time a gallery space was added to the original house so that changing exhibitions could be mounted. Within the house a number of rooms are maintained as they were during the family’s residence. Karl’s original studio, with kiln, tools and work across all periods has been kept as it was left by the artist, and in the adjoining garden the bronze and terracotta sculptures also remain in situ.
In 2015, the Duldig Studio achieved Full Accreditation under the Museums Australia (Victoria) Museums Accreditation Program and in 2016 it was a Finalist in the Museums and Galleries National Awards for Interpretation, Education and Audience Engagement.
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. Recordings of the artists’ daughter, Duldig Studio Founder and Patron, Eva de Jong-Duldig are in the National Library of Australia.
John Petersen, historian, talks about the Duldig Studio,
an artists’ house museum that tells a modern Australian story.