Wicked but Virtuous: My Life
A delightfully eccentric account of a life lived to the utmost. Mirka Mora immigrated to Australia in 1951 where she became as famous for the cafe-restaurants that she ran as she was for her art. Written with great passion and poetry, this book is a unique insight into the way that an artist works.
Mirka Mora was born in Paris in 1928 and moved to Melbourne in 1951, where she soon made a name for herself in what was then a very male-dominated art world. She uses a wide range of media and her work features strongly in the permanent collection of Melbourne's Museum of Modern Art at Heide. For many years she has conducted workshops in painting, soft sculpture and mosaics, where countless Australians have learned from her unique approach to teaching art. In 2002 Mirka Mora was made an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and Communication. She lives in a studio in Richmond.