On Tuesday Shane Jones and I visited Duldig Studio museum and sculpture garden, formerly the home of artist/inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig and her artist husband Karl Duldig, whose sculptures feature in the last five views in this post. That’s me directly below, left, with Jenny Port, Director, Duldig Studio museum and Melinda Mockridge, Education and Public Programs and Co-curator of the museum’s current show, SLAWA: modernist art and design.
This is first exhibition to focus entirely on Austrian-Australian modernist Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1902-1975), whose story is told through her remarkable drawings, sculptures, fashion and furniture design.
Ironically, there are many who won’t have heard of her, yet she’s touched the lives of most of us. Slawa is the inventor of the folding umbrella.
The finest house museums (and this is among them) are like self-portraits, offering rare insights into the lives, times and creative journeys of their former inhabitants, a journey that in this instance began in Poland and pre-WWll Vienna.
This Saturday, 25 August, from 2 - 4 pm I’m returning to Duldig Studio to speak about my own creative journey in the museum’s second series of Creative Women in Focus talks. I hope you can join me.
Even if you can’t make it on Saturday, a visit to Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden is highly recommended, particularly during the run of SLAWA: modernist art and design. It’s a timely testament to the achievements of an extraordinary woman.
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Inspiring Creative Journeys
92 Burke Road, Malvern East
Opening hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & every 2nd Saturday of the month 1-3pm (guided tour at 2pm). Closed public hoildays.