Art Books

  • # 23079

    LINDSAY, Lionel (1874 - 1961)

    Exhibition of water-colours and etchings by Lionel Lindsay.

    Held in Brisbane from August 1st 1928. Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries and Brisbane : Jeanettie Sheldon, 1928. Duodecimo, exhibition catalogue, lacking exterior wrappers, pp. [8], foreword and catalogue of works, light foxing. Rare catalogue.

  • # 23108

    PAPAPETROU, Polixeni (1960 - 2018)

    A performative paradox

    Melbourne : Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2013. Octavo, pp. 24, illustrated. Published for the occasion of the exhibition of the same title at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, 24 May – 14 July 2013

  • # 23096

    LINDQUIST, Stephanie (curator)

    The Lindsays : artists, writers and publishers

    Brisbane: State Library of Queensland, 2010. Narrow folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Original invite enclosed. Catalogue for an exhibition at the State Library.

  • # 23094

    LOYRETTE, Henri

    Degas : a new vision

    Melbourne, Vic. : National Gallery of Victoria, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 287, illustrated.

  • # 23126

    McGREGOR, Ken and ZIMMER, Jenny

    Melinda Harper

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2007. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 140, illustrated. Melinda Harper is a young artist who came into prominence in the 1990s as a member of the ‘Store 5’ group who actively sought to reinstate geometric abstraction in the contemporary art scene. Her paintings are a celebration of colour, forming a …

  • # 23125

    McGREGOR, Ken, ZIMMER, Jenny,

    Tim Storrier

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art, 2007. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 142, illustrated. Tim Storrier has painted sites in Egypt, Africa, Turkey and the West coast of America. Earning the respect of the art world in 1968 at nineteen by being the youngest ever recipient of the Sulman Prize, he collected it again in 1984. This …

  • # 23104

    VIDLER, Edward A. (editor)

    Art & letters. Hassell’s Australian miscellany

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto, papered boards (with label that the sale benefits returned soldiers), black and white and colour plates; original stiff illustrated boards, a very good copy. Includes contributions from Hans Heysen, Vance Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Lionel Lindsay, John Shirlow, Victor Cobb, Henri van Raalte, Napier Waller, Arthur Streeton, …

  • # 23103

    TRAILL, Jessie

    Stars in the river : the prints of Jessie Traill

    edited by Roger Butler ; with essays by Tim Bonyhady, Rebecca Edwards, Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax and Macushla Robinson. Canberra, A.C.T. : National Gallery of Australia, 2013. This eagerly awaited publication celebrates the artistic career of one of Australia’s most important printmakers of the twentieth century, Jessie Traill. Embracing the medium of etching in the early 1900s, …

  • # 23019

    ARKLEY, Howard (1951 - 1999)

    Howard Arkley : The home show. Australian Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale of Art 1999

    Melbourne : Australia Council, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, colour illustrations. Fine copy. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Howard Arkley’s paintings showcased at the 1999 Venice Biennale. The body of work exhibited transformed the familiar and mundane of suburbia into the unique and the exotic at the hands of this unique …

  • # 23127

    LIEBERMAN, William S.

    Max Ernst

    New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 1961. Quarto, wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated in black and white, light foxing. From the library of Australian artist Robert Jacks, signed by him on a preliminary.

  • # 23101

    WILSON, Gavin

    Escape artists : modernists in the tropics

    Cairns : Cairns Regional Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 185, illustrated. Artists include Ray Crooke, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, Tony Tuckson, Frank Hinder, Donald Friend, Ian Fairweather etc.

  • # 22970

    SMITH, Geoffrey

    Australian nudes

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1973. Quarto, [pp. 108], illustrated throughout; original stiff pictorial wrappers, previous owner’s name to title page. Originally issued in restricted circulation and scarce in the market.

  • # 23203

    NOLAN, Rose (1959 - )

    Big Words (Not Mine) – Read the words ‘public space’… (Standard edition)

    Melbourne : Negative Press, 2017. Quarto, self-wrappers with exposed stitching (lightly marked), pp. [576]; illustrated. The standard edition, limited to 200 copies (a deluxe edition limited to 40 copies signed and numbered by the artist was also published). “This monumental artists’ book returns Vito Acconci’s text, that inspired Nolan’s large scale installation of 282 painted hessian …

  • # 23202

    GRAY, Anne

    Out of the West. Western Australian art 1830s to 1930s.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated.

  • # 23201

    McDONALD, John

    Federation. Australian art and society 1901 – 2001.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, extensively illustrated. Exhibition catalogue. “Federation is the most comprehensive survey of Australian art since the Bicentennial exhibitions of 1988. It juxtaposes familiar icons of Australian art alongside unusual and little-known works to chart the growth of a distinctively Australian culture. It features landscapes …

  • # 23200


    Nora Heysen

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2000. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 54, foreword by Jan Fullerton (director-general, National Library of Australia), essay on Nora Heysen by Lou Klepac, illustrated with numerous colour plates throughout, biography on the artist, information about the exhibitions and awards received by the artist, very good copy (near mint).