Mirka Mora PAS DE DEUX—DRAWINGS AND DOLLS

Mirka Mora
Date: 
27 October 2018 24 March 2019
Location: 
Heide III: Central Galleries
Curator/s: 
Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan
Admission: 
Included with Museum Pass
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"People will now fully understand how prolific Mirka was." - Lesley Harding, Artistic Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art

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.

Vale Mirka Mora

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Heide’s Artistic Director Lesley Harding and Senior Curator Kendrah Morgan share the extraordinary story of Mirka and Georges Mora, along with recipes, family photographs and glorious images from Mirka’s studio.

RRP$55

Now available at the Heide Store

Published by Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing and Heide Museum of Modern Art.

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