Thursday, November 11, 2010

I wish, I wish upon a star...

I could go to this, but it's just too far.... :(


Vali Myers is one of my absolute favourite artists.  She had an amazing life, a wild, bohemian, gypsy soul who created the most incredibly detailed artwork.  Unfortunately she's barely known in her native Australia.  She lived most of her life overseas, but returned to Australia in the 1990s and died in Melbourne in 2003.  For a while her studio was kept open as a museum/gallery of her art and life.  Sadly, lack of funds forced it's closure...and even more sadly, I made a trip to Melbourne in 2006 to visit her studio...a month AFTER it had closed...sigh!  And I would so dearly love to be there tomorrow night for the opening of this exhibition, but there are several thousand kilometres between this side of OZ and the other side, and I simply haven't the funds for the plane fare.  So, if you happen to be in Melbourne, go and have a look, for me!


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3 comments:

Jessie said...

This looks like a fantastic exhibition! I hadn't heard of her and she certainly sounds like my kind of artist! I'm going to look her up, thankyou for the inspiration Christina! :) xx

Jodaeodesign said...

I had never heard of her, shame on me, as I have an Art History degree. Her work is vibrant with a bit of dark macabre, wonderful. Just what I like. I look forward to read about her some more. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jan said...

gorgeous...I'm with you, wish I could go :)

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