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EGAG WRAP 2018: Small Artwork Prize

EGAG WRAP 2018: Emma Hearnes Erase Graphite on paper. Winner EGAG WRAP 2017

EGAG WRAP 2018: Small Artwork Prize

6 Dec 2018 - 19 Jan 2019

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.

Image: Emma Hearnes,  Erase, Graphite on paper. Winner EGAG WRAP 2017.

Gallery Details

East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale VIC 3875
T: +61 (0)3 5153 1988
W:  eastgippslandartgallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays.
Entry is free.

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