Art Books

  • # 31803

    McDONALD, John

    Art of Australia. Vol.1 : Exploration to Federation

    Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2008. Quarto, black boards with silver lettering, 656pp, fully illustrated in colour. A major monograph exploring Australian art across the colonial period, looking at leading artists and their works in a social historical context.

  • # 31802

    PERRY, Peter and John

    Max Meldrum and associates : their art, lives and influences.

    Castlemaine, Vic. : Castlemaine Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (sunned), pp. 130, illustrated. Limited to 1500 copies numbered by the author.

  • # 31801

    LINDSAY, Norman; FULLERTON, Peter

    Norman Lindsay war cartoons, 1914-1918

    /​ edited and with a commentary by Peter Fullerton. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1983. Large quarto, brown cloth boards with pictorial dustjacket, 251 pp, illustrated in black and white, 4 colour plates. A fine copy. Lindsay’s World War One cartoons, originally published in the Bulletin.

  • # 31799

    TRAVERS, Richard

    Hilda : the life of Hilda Rix Nicholas

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2021. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 272, illustrated. New copy. Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Hilda Rix Nicholas held her first solo exhibition in Paris in 1912. On sale were drawings made in Morocco earlier that year. The French state bought one of them, Grand Marché, Tanger, for display in the …

  • # 31792

    RISLEY, Tom

    Tom Risley : the indigenous object & the urban offcast

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1992. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 32, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Queensland Art Gallery, 1992.

  • # 31788

    CATALANO, Gary (1947 - 2002)

    The solitary watcher : Rick Amor and his art (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2001. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 199, extensively illustrated, presentation inscription to preliminary. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. A rare copy signed by both the artist Rick Amor and the author Gary Catalano, who passed away the year following.

  • # 31786

    GRISHIN, Sasha

    S.T. Gill & his audiences

    Canberra, ACT ; [Melbourne] : National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015. Quarto, illustrated cloth, pp. 255, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia’s most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised ‘Marvellous …

  • # 31784

    [BURN, Ian]; STEPHEN, Ann

    On looking at looking : The art and politics of Ian Burn (signed and inscribed copy)

    Melbourne : The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Quarto, white boards with pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned), pp 251. The first biography of Australian conceptual artist Ian Burn, featuring over 160 images of Burns’ works. Inscribed by author on half-title.

  • # 31782

    QUINLAN, Karen

    In a picture land over the sea : Agnes Goodsir 1864-1939

    Bendigo, Vic. : Bendigo Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 76, illustrated. Scarce. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies.

  • # 31780

    BECKETT, Clarice.

    Clarice Beckett. Politically Incorrect

    Melbourne: Ian Potter Museum of Art, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (sunned, as almost always has occurred to this binding to some extent), 76pp., illustrated. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies, now very scarce.

  • # 14870

    [NAMATJIRA]. The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc. The wrapper features an art gallery …

  • # 31763

    SMITH, Robert

    Aerial Art Exhibition

    [Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1962]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with Russell Drysdale’s painting Back verandah, pp. 12, illustrated, essay by Robert Smith; a very good copy of this catalogue of an important exhibition showcasing artists from Conrad Martens to Margaret Olley.

  • # 31762

    JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)

    Kenneth Jack. World War II paintings and drawings (signed copy)

    Brisbane : Booralong Publications, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (creased), some occasional foxing, pp. 104, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page.

  • # 31755


    A collection of 58 zines : Australia, U.S.A., U.K.

    Distort : not for everybody. Issue #16. West Hollywood, U.S.A. : Unicorn Records, 1981. Octavo, illustrated wrappers. HARMON, Debbie. Bad Mother: Vols 1-4. Melbourne : Debbie Quadri, 2004. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers, numbered 314 of 1000. FLEETWOOD, Julian (ed.) The Sex Mook: What is our sex? Melbourne : Vignette Press, 2007. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers. …

  • # 31749

    [NORRIE, Susan]

    Susan Norrie : Projects 1990-1995

    Melbourne : Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light handling creases), pp 36. Illustrated throughout with photographs of work displayed.

  • # 31647

    ALLEN, Traudi

    Homesickness : nationalism in Australian visual culture

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2008. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 230, illustrated. A scholarly and academic work. Mint cop, as new. ‘With an approach that is irreverent but at the same time scholarly and searching, Dr Traudi Allen engagingly explores the way art history has unwittingly supported the establishment of Australian myths and stereotypes: the …