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Rare art tour & clay making workshop

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Rare art tour & clay making workshop

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Museum tour & clay making workshop with Artist in Residence
Museum tour & clay making workshop with Artist in Residence
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English
workshop

Rare art tour & clay making workshop

workshop

Rare art tour & clay making workshop

1 review
Museum tour & clay making workshop with Artist in Residence
Museum tour & clay making workshop with Artist in Residence
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

During this experience you will discover an incredible story of love, survival and the creative spirit. As we tour their home we will share the story of Duldigs' remarkable escape from Vienna in 1938, their journey via Switzlerland then to Singapore and eventually their internment at Tatura, Victoria, as enemy aliens! This is a rare opportunity to glimpse life as it was several decades ago. Each room contains art and furniture from their time in Vienna. The main studio is full of Karl's sculptures in both clay, marble and bronze. You will hear about Slawa's amazing invention of the foldable umbrella and how she was forced to sell her patent after her daring escape form Vienna. After a traditional Viennese morning tea of coffee and cake we will take you into the workshop and Stefan, our Artist In Residence, will teach you how to make an object with clay. This is a fun aspect of the day where everyone can get their hands wet with clay and indulge their creative urges! Stefan was a student of Karl's and can tell you how Karl made his sculptures.

What's included

Food
Morning tea (coffee/tea) cake and/or biscuits
Equipment
Clay

Your host

Jenny

Jenny

I'm Jenny Port and I am the Director of Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden. Our Tour Guides, and I, will help you discover this wonderful museum that tells a remarkable story of grit, daring and luck. It reminds us that the drive to innovate and to create is something that just cannot be extinguished, even during war. These two artists, Slawa who was a painter & inventor and Karl, a sculptor, kept their wits and their creative spirits alive, despite the horrors and many challenges that faced them after Germany annexed Austria in 1938.

About the organisation

Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden

A little bit of Vienna in Melbourne! Duldig Studio is the former home and studio of sculptor Karl Duldig (1902-1986) and his wife - artist and inventor Slawa Horowitz-Duldig (1901-1975). Having escaped Vienna (Austria) in 1938, they came to Australia. Visitors can see the home and working studio of these talented artists, and get an insight into the cultural life of post-war modernist Melbourne.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden.

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Where you'll be

We'll be at our wonderful little house museum which showcases the life of Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. The Museum has several amazing heritage rooms, the studio where Karl created his sculptures, and a sculpture garden. The Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden is a fully accredited museum and member of Museums Australia. We have been open to the public for only a few years.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring a camera & inspiration. Due to time limits, we can't "fire" your clay. You can take it & let it air dry, or we can "fire it" later. Firing takes 3 weeks. You can collect or we can post at cost.
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workshop
Rare art tour & clay making workshop
1 review
$51 per person
1 review
$51 per person