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Mora, Mirka (1928 - )

Born
18 March 1928
Paris, France
Occupation
Artist
Website
http://www.moragalleries.com.au/artists/mirka.html

Summary

In 1998 Mora was awarded the title of Honoured Artist, by the Lord Mayor and councillors of the City of Melbourne, 'in recognition of lifelong achievement in the arts which has made an outstanding contribution to the life of this city'.
Born in Paris France, Mora with her husband Georges and son Philippe arrived in Australia in 1951. Over time their cafes and restaurants, The Mirka Café, the Balzac and the Tolarno were renowned for the bohemian style of the time.
In 1999, a retrospective of her work was shown at Heide Museum of Modern Art and her autobiography Wicked but Virtuous: My Life was published in October 2000.

(Source: http://www.moragalleries.com.au/artists/mirka.html accessed 18/02/02; http://www.evabreuerartdealer.com.au/mora.html accessed 18/02/02; http://www.bhpsteel.com/bhp/stee…/objectID.02003D4D-17FD-11D5-98CA00508BA5461 accessed 18/02/02 and http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/s199439.htm accessed 18/02/02.)

Archival resources

National Film and Sound Archive

  • The Good Looker: Mirka Mora Interview, Source Material, 517618; National Film and Sound Archive. Details

Anne Heywood

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

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