Commemorating Mirka Mora’s extraordinary life and career, a new exhibition at Heide brings together some of the artist’s most personal work.
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, Heide presents some of the artist’s most personal work: drawings and soft-sculpture dolls from her home and studio. 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.
27 October 2018 - 24 March 2019