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Saturday 31 July
2021

Mirka Mora

MIRKA

Jewish Museum of Australia
Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

Group Show

Cry of the Land

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Saturday 20 MarchSunday 15 August

Kait James

Hang us out to dry

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Saturday 22 MaySunday 1 August

Group Show

Future U

RMIT Gallery
Thursday 29 JulySaturday 23 October

Blanche Tilden

Ripple Effect: a 25 year survey

Geelong Gallery
Saturday 8 MaySunday 1 August

Laure Prouvost

Could Cool Claoud 2021

ACCA
Wednesday 21 AprilSunday 8 August

Group Show

Artist & Weaver: New Contemporary Tapestries

Australian Tapestry Workshop
Tuesday 1 JuneFriday 13 August

Group Show

Octopus 21: On Fire

Gertrude Contemporary
Saturday 26 JuneSunday 8 August

Aunty Deb Rose

Awesome Nana

Koorie Heritage Trust
Friday 28 MaySunday 22 August

Beci Orpin

The Shape of Thought

Lamington Drive
Wednesday 30 JuneSaturday 14 August

Matthew Fung

The Talking Wall

Collingwood Yards
Thursday 29 JulyTuesday 3 August

Arrayah Loynd

More or less (in)complete

EDGE galleries
Saturday 10 JulySunday 15 August

Huseyin Sami

New Works

Sophie Gannon Gallery
Tuesday 20 JulySaturday 7 August

John Nixon

John Nixon In The Lyon Collection

Lyon Housemuseum
Wednesday 2 JuneSunday 19 December

Libby Haines

There's a house with a wall

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Katrina Garcia

Trash

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Marion Abraham

Romancing the paddock

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

John Gatip

Sonnets of colour

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Tim Van

Into the inferno

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Edwina Edwards

Majestic Capes

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Group Show

A Biography of Daphne

ACCA
Friday 25 JuneSunday 5 September

Jordan Azcune

Post-Christian Camp

Seventh Gallery
Wednesday 7 JulySaturday 31 July

Group Show

Connecting the World through Sculpture

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Wednesday 7 JulySaturday 18 September

Group Show

2021 Geelong contemporary art prize

Geelong Gallery
Friday 11 JuneSunday 22 August

Mirka Mora

MIRKA

Jewish Museum of Australia
Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

The Jewish Museum of Australia, in partnership with William Mora Galleries and supported by Heide Museum of Modern Art, presents MIRKA – an intimate, previously unseen view into the rich and fascinating life of the late Mirka Mora (1928–2018).

A story of survival and migration, interspersed with a generous dose of family, art, food and love, Mirka Mora’s history is a profoundly affecting post-Holocaust Australian Jewish tale which, until now, has not been presented with such depth and scope.

​​Launching in December 2020, MIRKA will transform the Museum into an immersive ‘Mirka-world’ that reflects the artist’s trademark mischievousness and bohemian spirit, and shares her powerful story in vivid detail – as told through letters, sketchbooks and diaries, and recorded interviews from the Jewish Holocaust Centre archives.

​​Featuring never-exhibited works from the private collections of the Mora family and Mirka’s studio and archives, alongside pieces from the Mirka for Melbourne collection recently acquired by the Heide Museum of Modern Art, MIRKA will offer a most comprehensive picture of the artist’s life and 70-year-long career.

Director & CEO Jessica Bram: ‘It feels enormously poignant that the Jewish Museum of Australia’s milestone project for 2020 is a celebration of the life and legacy of iconic artist Mirka Mora. Beloved and remembered as much for her extraordinary career and contribution to cosmopolitan Melbourne as for her remarkable joie de vivre, Mirka’s gift was the magic of hope and resilience.’

​​William Mora: ‘We, the family, are honoured and delighted to be collaborating with the Jewish Museum of Australia to launch MIRKA – a celebration of her life story and art. Melbourne’s enduring love for Mirka and her art is well-known and we believe this exhibition will give new insights into her world. Mirka’s work embodies humanity and hope; her life of art shows her desire to embrace diversity and to be enriched by our differences.’

​​A joyful and optimistic honouring of a truly miraculous and marvellous life, MIRKA promises the most intimately detailed portrait of this cherished icon of Australian culture.

Image: Mirka Mora, In the Garden of Dreams, 1975-81, Australia, Private Collection, Melbourne.

Location

Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road, St Kilda VIC, Australia

Date

Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

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Exhibitions

Saturday 31 July
2021

Mirka Mora

MIRKA

Jewish Museum of Australia
Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

Group Show

Cry of the Land

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Saturday 20 MarchSunday 15 August

Kait James

Hang us out to dry

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Saturday 22 MaySunday 1 August

Group Show

Future U

RMIT Gallery
Thursday 29 JulySaturday 23 October

Blanche Tilden

Ripple Effect: a 25 year survey

Geelong Gallery
Saturday 8 MaySunday 1 August

Laure Prouvost

Could Cool Claoud 2021

ACCA
Wednesday 21 AprilSunday 8 August

Group Show

Artist & Weaver: New Contemporary Tapestries

Australian Tapestry Workshop
Tuesday 1 JuneFriday 13 August

Group Show

Octopus 21: On Fire

Gertrude Contemporary
Saturday 26 JuneSunday 8 August

Aunty Deb Rose

Awesome Nana

Koorie Heritage Trust
Friday 28 MaySunday 22 August

Beci Orpin

The Shape of Thought

Lamington Drive
Wednesday 30 JuneSaturday 14 August

Matthew Fung

The Talking Wall

Collingwood Yards
Thursday 29 JulyTuesday 3 August

Arrayah Loynd

More or less (in)complete

EDGE galleries
Saturday 10 JulySunday 15 August

Huseyin Sami

New Works

Sophie Gannon Gallery
Tuesday 20 JulySaturday 7 August

John Nixon

John Nixon In The Lyon Collection

Lyon Housemuseum
Wednesday 2 JuneSunday 19 December

Libby Haines

There's a house with a wall

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Katrina Garcia

Trash

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Marion Abraham

Romancing the paddock

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

John Gatip

Sonnets of colour

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Tim Van

Into the inferno

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Edwina Edwards

Majestic Capes

Brunswick Street Gallery
Friday 16 JulySunday 1 August

Group Show

A Biography of Daphne

ACCA
Friday 25 JuneSunday 5 September

Jordan Azcune

Post-Christian Camp

Seventh Gallery
Wednesday 7 JulySaturday 31 July

Group Show

Connecting the World through Sculpture

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Wednesday 7 JulySaturday 18 September

Group Show

2021 Geelong contemporary art prize

Geelong Gallery
Friday 11 JuneSunday 22 August

Mirka Mora

MIRKA

Jewish Museum of Australia
Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

The Jewish Museum of Australia, in partnership with William Mora Galleries and supported by Heide Museum of Modern Art, presents MIRKA – an intimate, previously unseen view into the rich and fascinating life of the late Mirka Mora (1928–2018).

A story of survival and migration, interspersed with a generous dose of family, art, food and love, Mirka Mora’s history is a profoundly affecting post-Holocaust Australian Jewish tale which, until now, has not been presented with such depth and scope.

​​Launching in December 2020, MIRKA will transform the Museum into an immersive ‘Mirka-world’ that reflects the artist’s trademark mischievousness and bohemian spirit, and shares her powerful story in vivid detail – as told through letters, sketchbooks and diaries, and recorded interviews from the Jewish Holocaust Centre archives.

​​Featuring never-exhibited works from the private collections of the Mora family and Mirka’s studio and archives, alongside pieces from the Mirka for Melbourne collection recently acquired by the Heide Museum of Modern Art, MIRKA will offer a most comprehensive picture of the artist’s life and 70-year-long career.

Director & CEO Jessica Bram: ‘It feels enormously poignant that the Jewish Museum of Australia’s milestone project for 2020 is a celebration of the life and legacy of iconic artist Mirka Mora. Beloved and remembered as much for her extraordinary career and contribution to cosmopolitan Melbourne as for her remarkable joie de vivre, Mirka’s gift was the magic of hope and resilience.’

​​William Mora: ‘We, the family, are honoured and delighted to be collaborating with the Jewish Museum of Australia to launch MIRKA – a celebration of her life story and art. Melbourne’s enduring love for Mirka and her art is well-known and we believe this exhibition will give new insights into her world. Mirka’s work embodies humanity and hope; her life of art shows her desire to embrace diversity and to be enriched by our differences.’

​​A joyful and optimistic honouring of a truly miraculous and marvellous life, MIRKA promises the most intimately detailed portrait of this cherished icon of Australian culture.

Image: Mirka Mora, In the Garden of Dreams, 1975-81, Australia, Private Collection, Melbourne.

Location

Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road, St Kilda VIC, Australia

Date

Sunday 14 FebruarySunday 19 December

Save to Calendar

All exhibition content on this website has been sourced from the exhibiting gallery’s website or provided by other art enthusiasts. We do not own or seek to own any of this material. If you are concerned about any misuse of your content, please let us know here.

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