The Duldig lecture on sculpture is an annual talk jointly held by the NGV and Duldig Studio – the Glen Iris residence, sculpture garden and studio of the renowned sculptor Karl Duldig.

This year’s lecture was given by Elliott H King, an American art historian specialising in Dalí and Surrealism, and entitled Soft Sculptures. I have to admit that a lot of his talk went over my head and it seemed several members of the audience felt the same, as they slipped out or snoozed next to me. I could only catch a few glimmers of understanding during the hour – something about Camembert, the form of melted vs melting clocks, the theory of relativity and a precursor to the discovery of DNA. Let’s hope the exhibition itself is more enlightening.