Art Books

  • # 29784

    PIGOT, John

    Hilda Rix Nicholas : her life and art

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2000. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (light wear, slight wave), pp. xiv; 95, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Scarce.

  • # 29911

    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. 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 artist who …

  • # 29910

    PRESTON, Edwina

    Howard Arkley : not just a suburban boy

    Sydney : Duffy &​ Snellgrove, 2002. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 262, illustrated; a very good copy. Howard Arkley’s neon airbrush paintings of Australian suburban houses and their interiors represented this country at the 1999 Venice Biennale. Arkley’s work has been compared to a visual equivalent of the monologues of Barry Humphries. Arkley was …

  • # 29660

    MCGREGOR, Ken.

    The life and times of Albert Namatjira

    Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2021. Quarto (310 x 253 mm), laminated pictorial boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 448, extensively illustrated. Text by Ken McGregor, designed and edited by Jenny Zimmer. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. New copy. Printed and produced entirely in Australia. Destined to be regarded as the most authoritative, thoroughly …

  • # 29909

    HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin

    Oil paint and ochre : the incredible story of William Barak and the de Purys

    [Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, [2015]. Quarto, stiff wrappers, 48 pp, illustrated in colour, 2 maps; an as new copy. Superb catalogue to accompany an exhibtion at the YRRM, August 29 – November 22 2015, which tells the story of the friendship between Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak, a long-term resident at the …

  • # 29906

    THOMPSON, Christian (1978 - )

    Ritual intimacy

    Caulfield East, Vic. : Monash University Museum of Art, 2017. Reprinted 2019. Small quarto (230 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers, 128 pp, 92 pages of colour plates of indigenous multidisciplinary artist Christian Thompson’s work; catalogue essays by Charlotte Day, Brian Catling and Marina Warner; Christian Thomposn and Hetti Perkins in conversation; an as new …

  • # 29905

    ANDREW, Brook

    Evidence : Brook Andrew

    Sydney : Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Media, 2015. Quarto, gatefold wrappers, pp. 130, illustrated, laminate lightly marked, ‘This is an immersive installation and publication that draws on the rich and varied Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences collection to explore the theme of evidence. Brook Andrew is internationally recognised for his interdisciplinary practice …

  • # 29904

    DEACON, Destiny


    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2021. Quarto, illustrated flushcut boards, 21.3 x 27.6 cm, pp. 286, illustrated. New copy. Australian artist Destiny Deacon, a Kuku and Erub/Mer (North-East Cape York and Torres Strait) woman, is known for having coined the term ‘blak’, in a reclaiming and recasting of a word with myriad connotations of …

  • # 29903

    PIZZI, Gabrielle (curator)

    Metamorphosis : contemporary Australian Aboriginal photography and sculpture

    Curated by Gabrielle Pizzi. Melbourne, Vic. : Gabrielle Pizzi, 1997. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers (a few light creases), pp. 93, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Palazzo Papadopoli, Venice, 14 June – 13 July 1997 ; includes carved and painted spirit figures by various artists from Arnham Land and cibachrome photographs by Leah …

  • # 29902

    TJAPALTJARRI, Clifford Possum, et alia

    Mr. Sandman bring me a dream

    Alice Springs : Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., and Sydney : Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd., 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 64, illustrated with images of the artists and their paintings. Foreword by Clifton Pugh. An early publication on the Papunya Tula painters.

  • # 29892

    LOCK, Tracey

    Dorrit Black : unseen forces

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017. Second edition. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 224, illustrated. As new copy. “Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces was written by Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Dorrit Black is the last major Australian modernist to be the subject of a monograph. …

  • # 29889

    ROBERTS, Tom; GAYLARD, Geoff

    Australian impressionist & realist artists

    [s.l] : Graphic Management Services, [c.1990]. Quarto, buckram boards with illustrated dust jacket (corners bumped), pp 228. Showing 210 works from 70 artists including Jack Absalom, Kenneth Jack, Sir Ivor Hele, and Herman Pekel.

  • # 29888

    FAIGAN, Julian

    The colonial art of the Western District

    Hamilton : City of Hamilton Art Gallery, 1984. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [60], illustrated in colour and black and white.

  • # 29881

    GOTT, Ted

    Fred Williams : drawing the nude. An exhibition from the estate of Fred Williams

    Melbourne : Heide Gallery, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, illustrated in colour.

  • # 29877

    BECKETT, Clarice.

    Clarice Beckett. Politically Incorrect.

    Melbourne: Ian Potter Museum of Art, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (sunned, as commonly found), 76pp., illustrated. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies, now scarce. Text by Rosalind Hollinrake.

  • # 29876

    AMADIO, Nadine et al

    Albert Namatjira. The life and work of an Australian painter

    Compiled and edited by Nadine Amadio. Melbourne : Macmillan, 1986. First edition. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket (chipped and torn with loss to the lower panel), pp. 102, illustrated with numerous full page colour plates, previous owner’s name to endpapers, a good copy