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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street
Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street
Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street

Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street, c. 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

Mirka by Mirka
Mirka by Mirka
Mirka by Mirka

Mirka by Mirka, 2000

Mirka Mora
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by The Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2021

Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora, 2001

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora, 1983

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Mirka Mora

It's a Mora!

Magazine article by Tedi Bills, 2016

Select extracts from Mirka Mora's autobiography, Wicked but Virtuous, provide rich accompaniment to recent Gallery acquisitions.  

Mirka - 9 Collins Street
Mirka - 9 Collins Street
Mirka - 9 Collins Street

Mirka - 9 Collins Street, c. 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

Portrait of Georges Mora
Portrait of Georges Mora
Portrait of Georges Mora

Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956

Charles Blackman OBE
Portrait, oil on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Kate Girard
Kate Girard
Kate Girard

Kate Girard, c. 1885

Mora of New York
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Graham Smith 2009

William - Aspendale
William - Aspendale
William - Aspendale

William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

Mirka and Philippe - 9 Collins Street

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