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Mirka Mora interviewed by Barbara Blackman [sound recording]
Bib ID 746715
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Mora, Mirka, 1928-2018, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1984 
9 cassettes (ca. 791 min.) ; 1 7/8 ips. 
Summary

Mirka Mora, Australian painter, speaks about her childhood in Paris; her parents; arrest, internment and release from a concentration camp during World War II; time in hiding for the duration of the War; marriage to George Mora; move to Melbourne in 1951; their various galleries and restaurant businesses; friends from the 1950s including Charles Blackman, John Percival, and John and Sunday Reid; her own painting; her house at Aspendale; her lovers; exhibitions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne; her separation from George Mora in 1970; views on the purpose of art and the artist; marriage and death; doll-making; public commissions for murals and other works; workshops with children; set design and her own children.

Notes

Recorded at St. Kilda, Vic. between 16 March 1984 and 30 March 1984, folow up interview recorded on 10 Oct. 1987.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 434 leaves) 
Subjects Mora, Mirka, 1928-2018 -- Interviews.  |  Women artists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Women painters -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Blackman, Barbara, 1928-, Interviewer

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