Family Gathering in the Dream Park (detail), 2008, Mirka Moira

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My Mirka

Mirka Mora meant so many things to so many people: as an artist, an icon, a learner, a teacher, a survivor and a friend. This online storytelling event celebrates her legacy with stories and memories from those who knew her, and whose lives she touched.

The Jewish Museum of Australia’s #MyMirka project invited contributions from members of the public that spoke to Mirka’s impact – a brief encounter, lasting friendship or admiration from afar.

This event marks the culmination of that project. Like all the best memories make us do, prepare to laugh and cry at personal tales of Mirka Mora’s life-affirming worldview and behaviour. Hosted by Julia Zemiro, and featuring stories and reflections by Mirka’s son, filmmaker Philippe Mora; restaurateurs Guy and Carlo Grossi; ​Bloom cosmetics founder Natalie Bloom; Mirka’s granddaughter, gallerist Lily Mora; and many more.

You can book to watch this online event on-demand from 6.30pm Monday 24 November. Or, if you’re in Melbourne, you can wander down to Federation Square on the night and watch a free broadcast on the Big Screen. Free ice cream, sorbet and choc tops will be available at the Popstic stand next to the main stage from 6pm to 7pm (limited numbers available) courtesy of Fed Square.

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My Mirka

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Who?

Portrait of Peter Rosenberg

Peter Rosenberg

Peter Rosenberg is a retired Barrister, friend of Mirka, and a collector of Mirka’s work. Mirka was the godmother to his son Tom.

Portrait of Melinda Martin

Melinda Martin

Melinda Martin joined the team at Linden New Art (Linden) as Director in July 2012 with 20 years of arts management experience. She is passionate about connecting audiences to the work of leading contemporary artists and creating conversations that lead to new ways of thinking and understanding the complex world we live in.

Portrait of Coco Love Sheils

Coco Love Sheils

Coco Love Sheils is a Palawa descendant on Bunurong Land. A conceptual artist, story teller and stylist working out of a 1977 Bedford Bus art studio mosaiced in mirror glass.

Portrait of Liz Reynolds

Liz Reynolds

Liz Reynolds is a librarian for local government, but also an art lover, a culture lover, a nature lover, a film lover, a science lover, and a music lover.

Portrait of Natalie Bloom

Natalie Bloom

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications from RMIT University (1991), Natalie started Bloom Cosmetics in 1993 at the age of 22. Bloom quickly became a well recognised Australian business success story. Ahead of its time, Bloom earned a cult-like statis on a global scale.

Portrait of Lily Mora

Lily Mora

Lily Mora is the Founder and Director of Sunday Salon. An online art platform for emerging artists and budding art collectors.

Portrait of Philippe Mora

Philippe Mora

Philippe Mora, born in Paris 1949, is an artist and film-maker who lives in West Hollywood with his wife and three children. In 1967, Philippe aged 18, moved to London. He became successful as an artist, exhibiting and providing graphic art for The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.

Portrait of Carlo Grossi

Carlo Grossi

From a young age Carlo Grossi was surrounded by food and hospitality. Learning from his grandfather and father, his interest in the industry spiked at a young age. Travelling through Europe, the UK and America in his youth, tasting wine and eating in the world class restaurants cemented his understanding of artisan produce, culture and the dining world.

Portrait of Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi is a devoted chef and restaurateur. He is the owner of Grossi Restaurants including Florentino, Ombra Salumi Bar, Arlechin, and Garum Perth.

Portrait of Scott Kernaghan

Scott Kernaghan

Scott is a Melbourne based Blogger, podcaster, photographer, healthcare worker and aspiring fiction writer. He has a keen interest in history and modern writing culture and explores this in his blogging. 

Portrait of Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro

French born-Australian, Julia Zemiro is an acting graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (1993). Arguably best known as the host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz, Julia’s success continues in Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for the ABC, now in its eighth series, which she also co-produces. Her co-hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest (2008-2016) lead to an unprecedented success for SBS. 

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