Australia Artists A-D

  • # 24454

    Soul of a city : the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Conception: Oswald Ziegler; principal photography: Max Dupain; text: John Thompson. Sydney : produced by O. Ziegler Pub., and distributed by Angus &​ Robertson, [1962]. Quarto, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (chipped and stained), pp. [72], illustrated. Sydney in the sixties, photographed by Dupain.

  • # 24606

    PRESTON, Edwina

    Howard Arkley : not just a suburban boy

    Sydney : Duffy &​ Snellgrove, 2002. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (worn at lower corner), pp. 262, illustrated. 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 …

  • # 24587

    LOCK, Tracey

    Dorrit Black : unseen forces

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017. Second edition. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 224, illustrated. “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. Her importance to …

  • # 24753

    ARKLEY, Howard (1951 - 1999)

    Howard Arkley : The home show. Australian Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale of Art 1999 (in illustrated folder)

    Melbourne : Australia Council, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly rubbed lower edge, 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 …

  • # 24748

    FRY, Gavin

    Rick Amor

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2008. 2010 reprint. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 216, illustrated. New copy. A new book on Melbourne artist Rick Amor. A master draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject matter is, more often than not, the mundane and everyday places …

  • # 24741


    John Coburn. The spirit of colour.

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2003. Quarto, yellow boards in dust jacket, 216 pp, colour illustrations. New copy. John Coburn’s extraordinary career as painter, printmaker and designer of tapestries is reviewed in this comprehensive book. Fully illustrated with detailed biographical notes, exhibition lists and bibliography, the book includes some seldom-seen works painted in the 1950s …

  • # 24730

    [BOCK]. BUTLER, Roger, et al.

    Thomas Bock. Convict engraver, society portraitist

    Tasmania, Canberra : Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Australian National Gallery, 1991. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 108, preface by Kevin Munn, introduction by Diane Dunbar, chronology of Bock’s life and work, essay on Bock by Roger Butler, essay by Andrew Sayers, essay on Thomas Bock’s portraits of the Tasmanian Aborigines by N. J. …

  • # 24684

    DRYSDALE, Russell

    Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Russell Drysdale (1965)

    With a preface by Alan Ross and a descriptive note by Russell Drysdale. London : The Leicester Galleries, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 20, cover illustrated with colour plate, preface by Alan Ross, six colour and black & white plates, descriptive note by Russell Drysdale, biographical and exhibition notes on the artist, catalogue of 24 …

  • # 24665

    GREGG, Simon

    Nicholas Chevalier : Australian odyssey

    Sale, Vic. : Gippsland Art Gallery, 2011. Small quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 330, extensively illustrated. New copy. ‘Nicholas Chevalier (1828 – 1902) was one of Australia’s most accomplished and acclaimed colonial artists. Australian Odyssey is the first ever survey of his Australian works. Detailing over two hundred and didty works in lavish …

  • # 24654

    STEPHEN, Ann

    Artists think : the late work of Ian Burn

    Sydney : Power Publications in association with the Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers in printed acetate dustjacket, pp. 119, extensively illustrated. An extensive and detailed monograph on the noteworthy Australian conceptual artist.

  • # 24638

    [ARKLEY]. CRAWFORD, Ashley and EDGAR, Ray.

    Spray. The work of Howard Arkley

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 152, illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 24632

    [COBURN]. ROZEN, Alan.

    The art of John Coburn

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1979. Folio, boards in dustjacket, 96pp, illustrated throughout. The scarce first monograph on Coburn, in the hardcover format.

  • # 24630

    HART, Deborah (editor)

    Grace Cossington Smith (softcover edition)

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 187, illustrated.

  • # 24619

    CATALANO, Gary

    The solitary watcher : Rick Amor and his art

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2001. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 199, extensively illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies.

  • # 24618

    GREGORY, John

    Carnival in Suburbia. The art of Howard Arkley

    Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2006. Folio, illustrated boards (corners bumped and edges a little rubbed, lacking the acetate dustjacket, pp. 214, extensively illustrated. A good reference copy of a scarce monograph.      

  • # 24429

    THOMAS, Daniel.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty. (Deluxe edition with original signed etching)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. Quarto, gilt-lettered teal cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 192, fully illustrated. First edition, the deluxe edition, limited to 75 numbered copies, with an original signed etching ‘Banksia’, printed at Port Jackson press, loosely accompanying the book. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. …