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Mirka for Melbourne

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Mirka Mora, Untitled Mural (detail) c. 1966, mixed media 120 x 244 cm, image courtesy Leonard Joel © William Mora Galleries

Mirka for Melbourne

16 Apr 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

This exhibition presents Heide’s recent acquisitions from the magical studio of Mirka Mora, who sadly passed away last year at the age of 90. Thanks to the generosity of over a thousand people who responded to the ‘Mirka for Melbourne’ campaign, Heide has been able to purchase a wonderful range of Mirka’s artworks, creative tools, art materials, furniture and personal effects for the museum collection. The donations made by members of the public were matched by the Victorian State Government, ensuring Mirka’s legacy will live on at Heide in a tangible way for generations to come.

The exhibition also includes other significant acquisitions funded by the campaign, including the painting When the Soul Sleeps (1970), the famous Tolarno mural (c. 1966), and Mirka’s rich archive, with a selection of family photographs, diaries, mementos and correspondence with some of Australia’s most famous artists on display.

We are delighted to share this new collection in Mirka for Melbourne, an exhibition that recreates the colourful ambience of the artist’s home and studio, and acknowledges her remarkable contribution to Australia’s cultural life.


Image: Mirka Mora, Untitled Mural (detail) c. 1966, mixed media 120 x 244 cm, image courtesy Leonard Joel © William Mora Galleries.

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Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road 
Bulleen VIC 3105
T: 9850 1500
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Adult $18
Concession $14
Children under 12 FREE
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