With privileged access to the artist and her studio, Sabine Cotte offers a new perspective on this extraordinary woman, illuminating Mirkaâ€™s significance as one of Australiaâ€™s most compelling, creative and prolific artists.
- Thames & Hudson
- Publish Date
- July 2019
Mirka Mora: A life making artÂ provides a unique insight into one of Melbourneâ€™s most beloved personalities. Revealing an unseen side of Mirka through both her materials and practice, this intimate portrait shares her complex and truly innovative techniques, which until now have not been studied. Detailing the artistâ€™s breadth of practice, her idiosyncratic processes and blend of traditional methods and modern creativity, this book shows how Mirkaâ€™s various modes of making art connected deep emotions, stories of displacement and loss with major movements of the twentieth century. From Holocaust survivor to Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka expressed the intensity of her personal life through artworks that embodied feminism, the craft movement as well as community art policies of the 1980s.