OK guys. This is a big one. The Design Files has NEVER done anything like this before… and we’d be so incredibly grateful for your support.
A few short weeks ago, I received an email about an upcoming event – a huge auction of the studio contents of beloved Melbourne artist, Mirka Mora. It was a difficult email to get my head around.
On the one hand, I can understand people’s excitement about having an opportunity to buy a little piece of Mirka’s world. But in my heart, I really felt there was something not right about this, the idea that this important collection of Mirka’s art, paperwork, objects, and treasured possessions could be dispersed in this way. Surely, I thought, some of this stuff should be kept in a public collection?
Well. I’ve learnt a LOT in the past two weeks! My team and I have emailed and spoken with countless people from Mirka’s world – her friends, family and the incredible team at Heide Museum of Modern Art. And, we decided to do something about this.
In conjunction with Heide MoMA, today we launch Mirka For Melbourne!
Mirka’s studio contents are due to be auctioned next Sunday, March 3rd – in just 9 days!
If successful (pretty please!) this fundraising campaign will raise $100k in 7 days, to enable Heide’s acquisition of key artwork, documents, art materials and other treasures from Mirka’s studio, before they’re lost forever.
Please help us and Heide Museum of Modern Art save a significant portion of Mirka’s most treasured possessions, ensuring they remain together, in a public collection.