Australia Artists A-D

  • # 28405

    [BOWERY, Leigh]

    Take a Bowery : The art (and larger than) life of Leigh Bowery

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …

  • # 28397

    [COBURN]. ROZEN, Alan.

    The art of John Coburn

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1979. Folio, laminated cards, 96pp, illustrated throughout. The scarce first monograph on Coburn.

  • # 28395

    [BROWN, Vincent]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).

    Vincent Brown. Life and Work.

    Sydney: Odana Editions, 1980. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, 80pp. fully illustrated. Limited to 1000 copies, of which the first 160 are deluxe editions, containing an original etching. This is one of the standard copies.

  • # 28362

    ANDREWS, Gordon.

    Seeing : a photographic voyage of discovery and delight.

    Introduction by David Moore. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, gilt-titled linen boards in lettered sculptural slipcase, 106pp. illustrated with the artist’s photographs. The de luxe edition, limited to 75 signed and numbered copies, with an original signed photograph by the artist loosely enclosed in paper folder. An artist also renowned for his industrial design – …

  • # 28352

    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. Edges rubbed, small sticker adhesion mark to upper wrapper, light handling creases, moisture wave to lower portion of text block, a good working copy only. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Howard Arkley’s paintings showcased at the 1999 Venice Biennale. The …

  • # 28349

    PRESTON, Edwina

    Howard Arkley : not just a suburban boy

    Sydney : Duffy &​ Snellgrove, 2002. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 262, illustrated; an excellent 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 also a wild …

  • # 28317

    BOOTH, Peter

    Peter Booth. Works on paper 1963 – 1985.

    Melbourne : University Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, catalogue of 162 works, illustrated. Essays by Frances Lindsay and Cary Catalano. Waterstaining along upper margin and some spotting inside upper wrapper, a working copy.

  • # 28198

    CARRUTHERS, Jane and STIEBEL, Lindy

    Thomas Baines : exploring tropical Australia 1856 to 1857

    Canberra, ACT : National Museum of Australia, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 178, illustrated, large fold out map in rear pocket. Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857 focuses on a little known but fascinating contribution by Baines to Augustus Gregory’s North Australian Expedition: the artist–explorer’s audacious attempt, in an open longboat with two …

  • # 28200

    TAYLOR, Elena

    Grace Crowley : being modern

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2006. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 28292

    CAZNEAUX, Harold.

    Harold Cazneaux photographs.

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 12, illustrated. Includes Cazneaux’s 1921 portrait of Norman Lindsay.

  • # 28291

    CONNOR, Kevin; HASTINGS, Elizabeth

    Kevin Connor paintings and drawings 1983 – 2016 (deluxe edition)

    Selected and edited by Lou Klepac. With contributions by Barry Pearce, Hendrik Kolenberg and Margaret Connor. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2016. Quarto, lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 204, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 25 copies, spcially bound, signed by the artist, with an original signed etching ‘Figure on Observatory Hill’ …

  • # 28286

    CONNOR, Kevin; HASTINGS, Elizabeth

    Kevin Connor paintings and drawings 1983 – 2016

    Selected and edited by Lou Klepac. With contributions by Barry Pearce, Hendrik Kolenberg and Margaret Connor. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2016. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 204, fully illustrated. New copy. Kevin Connor, born 1932, has had an exceptional career as an artist. He has won the Archibald prize on two occasions as well …

  • # 28273

    [BOYD]. BOASE, T. S. R.


    34 paintings and 18 drawings by Arthur Boyd. London : Thames and Hudson, 1972. Quarto hardcover with illustrated dustjacket, richly illustrated with numerous tipped-in colour plates, text by T. S. R. Boase. Dustjacket is lightly marked and bumped, a fine copy.

  • # 28230

    THOMAS, David.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2013. Third edition. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp 192, fully illustrated. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. All three editions quickly sold out and are highly sought after. A lightly handled copy in very good condition, the text block slightly sprung, …

  • # 28216

    BOYD, David (1924 - 2011)

    DAVID BOYD. A retrospective exhibition 1957 – 1978.

    The Albert Hall, Canberra 2-19 February 1979. Organised by Marcia Hill Galleries, Canberra. Small folio, pp. 24 plus illustrated wrappers, numerous illustrations and catalogue of 148 David Boyd paintings, light wear, a very good copy.

  • # 28184

    DUNN, Lee

    Nutter Buzacott artist : observations of life and landscape

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 101, illustrated. New copy. ‘Nutter Buzacott was well known and admired in Melbourne’s early modernist art scene of the 1930s and 1940s, and his art attracted very favourable attention when he moved to Brisbane in the late 1940s, but it has been overlooked since his …