A miniature woven pram which originally contained a dressed rabbit doll. These were owned and used by Mirka Mora in her art studio in Tanner Street Richmond from the year 2000. Mirka located there after having lived in a number of residences and studios in Melbourne CBD, Toorak, and St Kilda. These items were part of a group of small dolls, prams and furniture stored in a timber wine box (HT 55702).
This is one of a collection of artist's materials, sewing equipment, clothing and personal items relating to the life and work of iconic Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, sourced from her Richmond artist studio in 2019.
The collection of miniature dolls, prams and furniture reflect Mirka's preoccupation with childhood (partly due to her own childhood lost to World War II). She would play with her large doll collection. It was part of her performative practice as she created miniature worlds which inspired her artwork. One of the small chairs is smattered with paint, a reminder of the studio it came from. She reflects in her book 'Love and Clutter': 'The dolls of my childhood were light as a feather and fragile. Some had handpainted eyes, some had flirting eyes, but mostly they captured the essence of a baby's body shape, no matter what size they were. The dolls had been bought naked and it was lovely to dress them, to knit or crochet clothes for them, then put them in little cradles or toy prams. It is good to recapture blissful moments of your childhood. ('Love and Clutter', 2003, p.49)
Miniature wicker pram with wooden base and four wheels.
Type of item
115 mm (Width), 200 mm (Depth), 230 mm (Height)