Podcast: A Lap of Caulfield Park with William Mora
Few people can lay claim to changing a city forever – its 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.
In this episode of A Lap of Caulfield Park, William Mora, Mirka’s son and art dealer, joins Ashley Browne to discuss MIRKA and remember his late mother.
The Jewish Museum of Australia is proud to partner with Plus61J on A Lap of Caulfield Park.
Image: Mirka’s studio (detail), Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda, 1967, courtesy the Estate of Mirka Mora