Mirka for Melbourne

Mirka Mora in her Studio (2014) - photo by Sean FennessyThe Design Files have announced an ambitious crowd-funding campaign to acquire key artwork, documents, art materials and other treasures from the studio of beloved Australian artist Mirka Mora.

Together with Heide Museum of Modern Art, The Design Files – Australia’s most successful design blog, is spearheading the campaign to save Mirka’s art, paperwork, objects, and treasured possessions from public auction, ensuring the pieces remain together and celebrated in a public collection for years to come.

“I can understand people’s excitement about having an opportunity to buy a little piece of Mirka’s world,” says Lucy Feagins, Editor of The Design Files. “But in my heart, I really felt there was something not right about this, the idea that this important collection could be dispersed in this way. Surely, I thought, some of this stuff should be kept in a public collection?”

Corporations and individuals are invited to contribute to this extraordinary art acquisition project and keep the magic of Mirka Mora alive. Initially are target of $100,000 was set – since the campaign started on Friday 22 February, more than $150,000 has been pledged to the project. The target has now been increased to $180,000 to allow a more significant collection to be acquired.

1. Individuals, business and freelancers can make a tax-deductible donation to the campaign. Tax-deductible donations do not receive rewards listed below – donations of $1,500+ will be acknowledged by name in the following ways by Heide:
· Heide Museum of Modern Art Website
· Heide Annual Report
· Heide Foundation Honour Board located in Heide III
· Donor board at the first exhibition of Mirka’s studio contents
· Those who give over $1,500 will also receive an invitation to an exclusive private viewing of the special objects acquired.

2. Individual Mirka enthusiasts can donate in exchange for a reward! Please note reward-based donations are not tax deductible.
· Donations of $60+ receive a Mirka for Melbourne T-shirt.
· Donations of $1,100+ will receive a limited edition archival Art Print(45cm x 80cm), released by Mirka Mora Print Studio and William Mora Galleries exclusively for this campaign, and never to be offered again.

Please help The Design Files and Heide Museum of Modern Art save a significant portion of Mirka’s most treasured possessions, ensuring they remain together, in a public collection. The crowd-funding campaign continues until Saturday 2 March 2019. For more information and to donate, visit: www.pozible.com for details.

Image: Mirka Mora in her Studio (2014) – photo by Sean Fennessy