Mirka MoraPAS DE DEUX—DRAWINGS AND DOLLS
A beloved and central figure in the cultural life of Australia, Mirka Mora long captured the public imagination with her distinctive art and inimitable personality.
Commemorating her extraordinary life and career, this exhibition brings together some of the artist’s most personal work: drawings and soft-sculpture dolls from her home and studio where she kept them close for many decades. For Mirka these two art forms went hand-in-hand. ‘My dolls are my drawings in three-dimensions’, she said.
The myriad works on display offer a glimpse into Mirka’s enchanting private universe, where hybrid characters derived from fairy tales, folk art, surrealism and the artist’s vivid daydreams intermingled. Together they create a compelling portrait of Mirka’s innermost self.
“People will now fully understand how prolific Mirka was.” – Lesley Harding, Artistic Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art
In the News
Review: Mirka Mora: Pas de Deux—Drawings and Dolls, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Artshub Australia, January 2019
The second-hand life lessons of artist Mirka Mora
Extraordinary Routines, November 2018
Mirka Mora: Pas de Deux—Drawings and Dolls
Art Almanac, 29 October 2018
The Making of Mirka
Art Guide, 26 October 2018
‘She Lived in a Magical Dimension’: Celebrating the Life of Mirka Mora with Lisa Gorman
Broadsheet, 26 October 2018
An Exhibition Of Never-Before-Seen Works By Mirka Mora
The Design Files, 27 October 2018