Mirka Mora | Artist Profile

Details of Mirka Mora

About

Mirka Mora is one of Australia's best known and loved artists. Since the early 1950s when she and her husband Georges immigrated to Australia form France she has contributed to Melbourne's transformation from quiet, provincial town to sophisticated multicultural city.

Mirka's fifty years of creative energy have resulted in a prolific output of work across a range of media including drawing, painting, embroidery, soft sculpture, mosaics and doll making. Her colorful, sensuous iconography has emerged from the breadth of her interests and reading, her love of classical mythology, her desire to reclaim and make sense of childhood and familial relations and her recognition of the power of sexual desire.

EXHIBITIONS/AWARDS

Mirka has had around thirty five solo shows since 1956 including a retrospective at Heidi Museum of Modern Art in 1999-2000. She was made Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2002.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Ararat Regional Gallery
Myer Collection
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne
National Australia Bank, Melbourne
Council for Adult Education, Melbourne
Federation Tapestry, Melbourne Museum
St Kilda Pier Entrance Pavilion
National Theatre Trust, Sydney
Cosmos Bookshop, Melbourne
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Adelaide Festival Centre
Perth Festival
Ayr Community Library, Queensland
Burdekin Library and Theatre, Sydney
Balzac Restaurant, Melbourne
Tolarno Restaurant, Melbourne
The Bacchae and Medea, Playbox Theatre, Melbourne
Painted Tram, Victorian Ministry of the Arts, Melbourne
Christmas stamp designs, Australia Post
Numerous private collections in Australia and overseas

Artworks of Mirka Mora

    This artist currently has no artworks for sale, please view some recent sold works below.