For more information about Vali and her work, please visit www.valimyers.com. Also if you really love Vali and you want to help preserve her life and art, please consider donating to her gallery. Your donation will go to keeping Vali’s art and spirit flourishing and to creating a permanent museum for her beautiful work. Valimyers.com is run by two amazing ladies, Ruth Cullen and Julia Inglis. The wonderfully kind and talented Ruth Cullen who has made two documentaries about Vali, The Tightrope Dancer and Painted Lady. These films are available at Ruth’s website. www.ruthcullen.com (www.ruthcullen/archives/tightrope-dancer) and (www.ruthcullen.com/archives/painted-lady). Julia Inglis runs the lovely and inspiring website Sacred Familiar (www.sacredfamiliar.com) and offers tarot readings as well as courses in meditation, tarot, mythology and more. I could not keep this tumblr going if not for both Ruth and Julia’s encouraging words to me about keeping Vali’s art alive. The best to both women and all of those who have worked so hard on the legacy of Vali Myers and to preserving her life and work so beautifully.
This website (witchofpositano.tumblr.com) will keep up with the active information provided by www.valimyers.com, so please do check it out for further details.
A synopsis of Ruth’s film The Tightrope Dancer:
“Vali’s dogs, Vali’s trees, Vali’s donkey, the birds, the flowers, the caves, the spiders of Vali. We have seen for the first time the old skeleton of nature.”
Bernardo Bertolucci, film-maker, Last Tango in Paris, Stealing Beauty
An engrossing documentary on artist and adventurer Vali Myers; the legendary flame-haired dancing Bohemian of post-war Paris; the Free Spirit of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending and the creator of magical paintings.
Shot on location in her wild remote valley in Salerno, and Naples where she dances with Vesuvian gypsies, Vali resumes her annual sojurn at New York’s Chelsea Hotel where she continues to take the city by storm.
Featuring appearances by movie star Peter Weller (Robocop) musicians Deborah Harry (Blondie) and Chris Stein and George Plimpton.
And Painted Lady:
Produced and Directed by Ruth Cullen
In this delightful documentary, made as an sequel to the festival hit The Tightrope Dancer, director Ruth Cullen captures Australian artist and adventurer Vali Myers at her studio in the heart of Melbourne. With the Romany poet Lee Fuhler, and the Klezmer musical group Vardos whose wild music from Eastern Europe provides an exuberant backdrop to the “at-home”action, only this home and its inhabitants are unlike any that you’ve seen before.
Also be sure to check out Vali’s amazing memoir written by friend and lover, Gianni Menichetti. (www.giannimenichetti.com) Seriously, this is a great read!