Event – Book Launch: Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art
Join us at Readings St Kilda on 10 July (6:30pm) as Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, the Honorary Consul General of France in Victoria, launches Sabine Cotte’s Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art, an intimate portrait of one of Australia’s best-loved artists.
Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art provides a unique insight into one of Melbourne’s most beloved personalities. Revealing an unseen side of Mirka through both her materials and practice, this intimate portrait shares her complex and truly innovative techniques, which until now have not been studied.
This event is free, with no booking required.
For more recent reads on female artists, try:
Women Artists by Flavia Frigeri
Women Artists focuses on fifty diverse female artists, from Artemisia Gentileschi through to Ana Mendieta and the Guerrilla Girls. It’s a well-crafted book, providing the reader with a general understanding of the varied history of art as seen through the eyes of notable female artists. Where women have so frequently been objectified in artistic representations, it’s refreshing to see a collection that explores the agency of female artists and masters.
Polixeni Papapetrou by Polixeni Papapetrou and Natalie King
Series editor Natalie King has created a masterful and beautifully presented series of monographs on Australian women artists. This particular edition focuses on Polixeni Papapetrou, comprising of 96 pages of the artist’s favourite works – Papapetrou was noted for her photo series exploring personal identity. In Polixeni Papapetrou, each monograph is accompanied by a personal, powerful essay of 1200 words from a luminary from another field.
50 Contemporary Women Artists by John Gosslee, Heather Zises and Elizabeth Sackler
50 Contemporary Women Artists is a one-of-a-kind compendium that solely explores the dynamic influence of notable contemporary female artists on the art world. Using a variety of mediums, the artists in this book address themes of social, cultural, political, environmental, and psychological issues, and present fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power.