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Gender: Female
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Lesley Harding has been a curator at the Arts Centre (Melbourne), the National Art School (Sydney) and the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She has published in the field of modernist and contemporary Australian art.

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y separately published work icon Mirka and Georges : A Culinary Affair Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2018 14877946 2018 single work biography

'The impact of Mirka and Georges Mora on Australian art and food has been remarkable.

'Arriving in Melbourne in 1951 from Paris, they energised local society and transformed the culinary and artistic landscapes. Their apartment became a hub for the bohemian set, and their cafes and restaurants brimmed with sophisticated food, sexual intrigue and creative endeavours. Mirka's distinctive art, now collected by major galleries, was a vital part of this heady mix.

'Their eateries were magnets to the rich and famous, a who's who of the art world and those looking for a seriously good time. Mick Jagger was a customer. As were Bob Dylan, Barry Humphries, Jean Shrimpton, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Maurice Chevalier and Graham Kennedy.

'Launched in the year of Mirka's 90th birthday, Mirka & Georges gloriously illustrates the Moras' extraordinary story, with the couple's classic French recipes, photographs from family albums and images from Mirka's studio by internationally renowned photographer Robyn Lea.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book Over $50
2019 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Illustrated Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Illustrated Non-fiction
y separately published work icon Modern Love : The Lives of John and Sunday Reed Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2015 8901478 2015 single work biography

'A stunning double biography that lifts the veil on the unconventional marriage of modernist pioneers John and Sunday Reed, and their relationships with some of Australia's most celebrated artists and writers.

'Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed.

'Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian artists and writers, detailing their artistic endeavours and passionate personal entanglements.

It is a story of rebellion against their privileged backgrounds and of a bohemian existence marked by extraordinary achievements, intense heartbreak and enduring love. John and Sunday's was a remarkable partnership that affected all those who crossed the threshold into Heide and which altered the course of art in Australia.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
2015 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
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