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Sheila Devi II Porto , 1992 June -1995 September

 Item — Box: PCLTBOX/MYERS Box 16
Identifier(s): H2018.442

Scope and contents

Covers 1992-1995, from Il Porto Italy to Melbourne, Studio 2, 7th Floor, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne, Australia. Includes reference to her drawing 'Moby Dick' p. 16, p. 19 relates to 'Moby Dick' in Spencer Museum of Art exhibition, Vali's return to Australia after 44 years away, 'I'm so happy I don't know what to do...' p. 37, Vali Myers First Australian Exhibition Emerald Hill Gallery p. 62 & p. 63, sketch with colour of a tinker and her little owl and reference to whizzing through the Fitzroy gardens p. 70, 'Homecoming for wild artist' p. 71, Ed van der Elsken photograph of Vali with W. B. Keats poem 'Before the World was made' p.88. List of 'My dogs at the moment' and in April 1994 'Went early in the morning to Madonna Dell'Arco on Easter Monday' p. 89, drawing of a dog p. 106, quote from Bernardo Bertolucci about Vali for the film 'Vali' p. 80, 'Drawing is medicine' p. 121.


  • 1992 June -1995 September


  • Myers, Vali, 1930-2003 (Artist, Person)


1 item

Physical description

140 pages.

General note

Title and dates on front cover: Sheila Devi 1993, Il Porto 1992, Vali Myers 1994. Inside cover: Sheba, my wild dog, from N.Y.C. Vali Myers 1992-1993-94, Il Porto Positano, Italy. Blank pages from p. 122-140.


  • Myers, Vali, 1930-2003 (Artist, Person)
  • Box: PCLTBOX/MYERS Box 16 (Graphic materials)

Repository details

Part of the Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria Repository

328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
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