The works of French-born artist Mirka Mora are synonymous with Melbourne, the city she called home for 67 years.
Mora’s love for Melbourne was reciprocated in kind, and after her death last year at the age of 90, over 1000 people donated to the Mirka for Melbourne campaign, launched by The Design Files, to help Heide to preserve her works for future generations of Melburnians. The campaign funded Heide’s purchase at auction of a wide range of Mora’s artwork — including her mural from Tolarno restaurant in St Kilda and her painting When the Soul Sleeps — along with materials, tools, diaries, photographs, mementos, letters and other personal effects.
These are now on display at Heide as part of Mirka for Melbourne, a free exhibition which recreates the ambience of the artist’s home studio. It is this space that forms the backdrop for an upcoming discussion on Mora’s studio practice, featuring Lucy Feagins of The Design Files and Melbourne artist and 2018 Archibald Prize winner Yvette Coppersmith.
Entry is $35 for adults, $30 for concession and $25 for Heide members, and includes a glass of prosecco.
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