Vali Myers

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From conservative Melbourne to the Bohemian underworld of Paris’ Rive Gauche, and a wild mountain hideaway in Positano, Vali Myers led a life like no other. Heralded as the original hippy and the muse of beatniks and hipsters, Vali Myers was an artist, dancer and environmentalist who left entire movements in her wake. After living on the streets and dancing in jazz clubs to stay alive, she went on to establish a wildlife sanctuary in Italy where she painted profound images of the sacred, nature and the feminine. Join us as we uncover the extraordinary life of the woman dubbed the Witch of Positano.



For more, read:

Arnel Stephanie. Vali Myers, Her Place: Women’s Museum Australia,

Fitzgerald, Danny and Eve, Lina, directors. His Savage Mistress, 2010.

McIntosh, Martin, Jones, Gemma, editors. NightFlower: The Life and Art of Vali Myers, Outre Gallery Press, 2012

van der Elsken, Ed. Love on the Left Bank, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1999


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