Diaries, petticoats and copious research: a rare glimpse into Mirka Mora’s artistic process

Dr Sabine Cotte, read PhD alumni’s conversation with Mirka Mora

In February 1983, Melbourne artist Mirka Mora spent two weeks in Perth, painting an almost 21-metre long frieze of six zinc panels. Drawing on imagery as diverse as shipwrecks, cherubs, local flora, black swans and harp-playing quokkas, the mural was made in public during the city’s festival. People flocked to the forecourt of the Perth Concert Hall to watch Mora in action.

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Download the conservation treatment of Mirka Mora's 'Lady with horns' doll in pictures

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Fig 5 and 6. Creases and loss of paint at the horns' base
Fig 5 and 6. Creases and loss of paint at the horns' base