A Lap of Caulfield Park

William Mora, art dealer and son of Mirka Mora

March 11, 2021 Plus61JMedia and the Jewish Museum of Australia Season 2 Episode 14
A Lap of Caulfield Park
William Mora, art dealer and son of Mirka Mora
Chapters
A Lap of Caulfield Park
William Mora, art dealer and son of Mirka Mora
Mar 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14
Plus61JMedia and the Jewish Museum of Australia

Few people can lay claim to changing a city forever – it's food, art and culture – but Mirka Mora can. The Holocaust survivor fled war-torn France for Australia in 1951. Together with her husband, Georges, she brought a cosmopolitan sensibility and aesthetic missing from dour, provincial Melbourne. In a 60-year artistic career she painted on canvases big and small and collaborated with everyone from VicRail to fashion designers Gorman. Mirka's life reflected her art: bold, energetic and colourful. A new exhibition of  Mirka's work tells both her life story and  legacy through paintings, sound recordings and film. William Mora, her son and art dealer, joined us to discuss the exhibition and remember his late mother. 

Show Notes

Few people can lay claim to changing a city forever – it's food, art and culture – but Mirka Mora can. The Holocaust survivor fled war-torn France for Australia in 1951. Together with her husband, Georges, she brought a cosmopolitan sensibility and aesthetic missing from dour, provincial Melbourne. In a 60-year artistic career she painted on canvases big and small and collaborated with everyone from VicRail to fashion designers Gorman. Mirka's life reflected her art: bold, energetic and colourful. A new exhibition of  Mirka's work tells both her life story and  legacy through paintings, sound recordings and film. William Mora, her son and art dealer, joined us to discuss the exhibition and remember his late mother.