Studio Galli Productions produces DVDs and digital/streaming workshops for a variety of surface design, stitch and textile artists. Today Studio Galli Productions is “Galli Creative” — an online center for downloadable workshops, interesting books and news articles, and — of course, some popular DVDs. Read our history below and view the entire catalog year by year.
Since 2007 Studio Galli Productions has been producing high quality textile and surface design related DVDs, videos and eBooks for beginning to advanced artists. From our very first DVD on silk painting to the current advanced dye and surface design workshops we have always endeavored to bring the viewer into the creative studio with the artist – along their side.
The original inspiration for Studio Galli came from a chance visit to the Barbican Centre, London, where an exhibition of contemporary batik was on display featuring the work of local artist and educator, Rosi Robinson. Rosi had written a series of wonderful books on batik for paper and fiber crafts and said there was a demand for high quality DVDs showing the processes step by step. (Rosi is one of our featured artists, here DVDs is available here.)
With Rosi’s encouragement as well as industry contacts we were able to set up some film engagements with Jill Kennedy (silk painting) and Alison Holt (free motion machine embroidery) right away.
For several years Studio Galli was involved in filming some of the top quilting, craft and surface design conferences in North America and Europe. One of our favorites was the Festival of Quilts which is held each year at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.
In this video entitled “Red Shoes” Julian Day interviews Laura and Linda Kemshall, mother-daughter duo who make incredible art cloth quilts based upon a variety of themes — in this case their grandmother’s love of dancing halls, the Cha cha cha, and red dancing shoes.
Our journey has taken us from Europe to Asia to South America as we have captured some of the finest artists exploring textiles and craft. Today our project clients include some of the finest art museums and galleries in the world such as the San Francisco Asian Art Museum who sponsored the creation of our Batik of Java: A Visual Journey DVD as well as numerous indigenous craft films in Southeast Asia.
One of our favorites is Balinese Double Ikat where we journeyed to the Island of Bali and into the rainforests surrounding Ubud in order to capture centuries old weaving traditions, natural dyeing, customs and community rituals.
It is such a wonderful opportunity to continually explore the foundation of contemporary craft by reexamining centuries old traditions in this way.
Studio Galli Productions Film Catalog 2007-2019
Studio Galli Productions produces DVDs and digital/streaming workshops for a variety of surface design, stitch and textile artists. Have a look at our catalog year b year. Many titles are available through dealers and artists and some links will reflect that as well.