Australia Artists Q-Z

  • # 16997

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009)

    When the sun took the colour away

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ‘The first edition … is limited to fifteen numbered copies. The text and illustrations were cut and hand-coloured by Irena Sibley and printed by Benedict Sibley. This book is copy No. 4 [signed in pencil] Irena Sibley, 1987.’ Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in blue calf over red …

  • # 17596


    Point to Point. The art of Tim Storrier (deluxe edition with original lithograph)

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Folio, linen bound boards in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pictorial endpapers, 174pp. illustrated throughout. One of the deluxe edition of 150 copies signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by an original signed lithograph by Storrier, a delicate and detailed study of a saddle, typical of the artist’s background and …

  • # 17598

    ZOFREA, Salvatore; SNELL, Ted

    Salvatore Zofrea. Images from the Psalms (deluxe edition with original etching)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1992. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 170, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 30 copies only, signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by a large original signed etching ‘Psalm V’ measuring 440 x 610 mm, matted. This deluxe edition is now rarely found with the accompanying …

  • # 17626

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Eighteen.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1924. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (minor sunning on spine), 80pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes essay by William Moore on The Year’s Etching; essay by J.S. McDonald on Some Victorian Landscape Painters. Illustrations by …

  • # 17618

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Sixty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1935. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 86pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, spine with light sunning. Features essay on Lionel Lindsay’s book on Charles Keene, Will Ashton and Arthur Streeton, among others. Also includes colour and black and white plates …

  • # 17617

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Twenty.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1927. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 88pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an extremely fine copy. Includes various essays and literary pieces; and an essay by Margaret Preston entitled ‘Colour;. Illustrations by Streeton, Young, Leist, Feint, Will Ashton, Fizelle, et …

  • # 17615

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Thirty-Seven. Longstaff Number

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1931. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 72pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. A special edition focussing on the Life and works of Sir John Longstaff. Includes essay by J.S. McDonald on Longstaff’s art; biography of Longstaff by …

  • # 17531

    ROPAR, Dennis

    Ropar: God Save America.

    Melbourne: Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art, 2003. Quarto, wrappers (with original graphic), 22pp., illustrated. Limited to 1000 copies, the front cover is a striking original aerosol stencil print signed and numbered by the artist. Dennis Ropar is a popular Melbourne graphic artist in the street art style.

  • # 17535

    MOLLISON, James

    A singular vision : the art of Fred Williams

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1989. Quarto, hardcover in dust jacket (spine a little faded, corners rubbed), 255 pp, profusely illustrated, inscription to front free endpaper. Along with McCaughey, the standard monograph on Williams; a good copy. Scarce.

  • # 17210

    [NEVILLE, Richard; SHARP, Martin]

    Oz magazine, Sydney. Issue no. 25. January, 1966.

    Sydney : Oz Publications Ink Limited, January 1966. Quarto, staple bound, printed in black ink, 20 pp, upper wrapper with light staining, otherwise a good copy. The Australian satirical magazine Oz was an important phenomenon of the underground press of the 1960s and early 1970s. Initially edited by Richard Neville, Richard Walsh and the artist …

  • # 16424

    SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)

    [POSTER] Tiny Tim, eternal troubadour. Opera House 5 Sept. 1982

    [Sydney, N.S.W. : McGregor, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from four stencils, 1010 x 760 mm, initialled “S” at lower right; a fair example with a few marks made by tape and white paint, mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …

  • # 16987

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009); SIBLEY, Andrew (1933- )

    The calming of Harry. (Artist’s proof copy)

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ONE OF TWO ARTIST’S PROOF COPIES. ‘The first edition of “The calming of Harry” is limited to ten numbered copies and two artist’s proof copies. This edition is handwritten on French “lana” paper and the illustrations which are hand printed on Japanese mulberry paper are each individually …

  • # 16974

    WALLACE, Helen E.; YOUNG, Blamire (1862-1935) (illustrator)

    [BLAMIRE YOUNG] Magic casements.

    With three plates from watercolours by Blamire Young. Melbourne: Brown, Prior & Co., 1926. Deluxe edition of one thousand copies (this is no. 205; only the first 150 copies were signed by author and artist). Quarto, gilt-titled ivory buckram (lightly marked), 104 pp, the plates tipped-in; a very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Muir …

  • # 16948

    COOK, Hume

    Australian Fairy Tales.

    With illustrations by Christian Yandell. Melbourne : J. Howlett-Ross, 1925. Quarto, decorated cloth (small tear to foot of spine), 140 pp., tipped-in colour frontispiece, light foxing, ornate gift inscription to front free endpaper, colour and black and white plates by Christian Yandell (later Waller). A very good copy of a fine Australian art nouveau publication.

  • # 16942


    Jeffrey Smart. A man is illogical on horseback; but in a satellite, surreal (signed copy)

    Foreword by Germaine Greer. Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1983. Quarto, cloth bound boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 131, colour plates (many tipped-in), signed by Jeffrey Smart on the half-title page.

  • # 16577

    [GRIFFIN, Richard; REES, Lloyd]. KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Lloyd Rees etchings and lithographs (in an unique binding by Richard Griffin)

    A catalogue raisonne by Hendrik Kolenberg with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1986. Quarto, uniquely bound by private press publisher and bookbinder Richard Griffin in full morocco, with insert illustration and portrait silhouette, 112 pp, illustrated throughout.

  • # 16367

    Fred Williams : Pilbara feelings

    Melbourne : Ian Potter Museum of Art, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44. Colour illustrations throughout.

  • # 16435


    Exhibition of oil paintings by Arthur Streeton. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1927

    [Exhibition title: Landscape with variations]. Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries, 1927. Duodecimo,  6 pp (scattered foxing). List of 28 works with dimensions and prices.

  • # 15762

    CRAWFORD, Ashley

    Lines of Fire. Works on paper by Tim Storrier.

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated.

  • # 16258

    [STREETON, Arthur]. CROLL, R. H.

    Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition

    National Gallery of South Australia, 9th November to 10th December 1944. Adelaide : National Gallery of South Australia, 1944. Quarto, folded sheet, pp. 4, one of two variant editions (this edition printed in black & white), black & white illustration on cover of catalogue number 22, ‘Victoria Tower, Westminster’, essay on Sir Arthur Streeton by R. …

  • # 16276

    HALL, Rodney

    Focus on Andrew Sibley (signed copy)

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1968. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (edges rubbed), pp. 70, illustrated, Signed on the title page by the artist. In the ‘Artists in Queensland’ series.

  • # 16256

    [ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Streeton Memorial Exhibition Souvenir Catalogue, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1945

    [Sydney] : National Art Gallery of N.S.W., 1945. Large octavo, printed wrappers (lightly marked), 16pp (foxing to inside front and rear covers), illustrated (4 black and white, 4 colour plates). List of 61 works and an essay by Lionel Lindsay.

  • # 16236

    THOMAS, David

    Andrew Sibley. An epic of the everyman (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2004. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 192, illustrated in colour. A substantial monograph on the artist. Signed by Sibley on the title page.

  • # 16252

    [ARTHUR STREETON]; National Art Gallery of New South Wales

    In remembrance, Christmas, 1943 : Arthur Streeton’s Dandenongs

    [Melbourne] : Webb Printing, 1943. Duodecimo, printed green wrappers (spine faintly sunned), 8 pp. A fine copy. An anonymous eulogy for Streeton focusing on his ‘own beloved hills – his Dandenongs.’

  • # 16250


    Exhibition and auction sale of pictures by Arthur Streeton

    Auction prospectus for a sale held by J.R. Lawson, Auctioneer, 196 Castlereagh Street. Sydney : Farmer &​ Company, [1923]. Octavo, single folded sheet (4 pp), (faint vertical crease). The prospectus includes discussion of the sale history of ‘Golden Summer’, the price escalation of Streeton’s works, and comment on the works by Norman Lindsay and Charles …

  • # 16262


    Mr. Arthur Streeton’s exhibitions : the Gallery, Education Department.

    Sydney : Education Dept., [1920]. Octavo, single folded sheet (4pp). A very good copy. Includes the history of Streeton’s painting Golden Summer, as well as numerous reviews of his work, particularly from the war period.

  • # 16235

    WHITELEY, Brett.


    Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1979. Quarto, full black leather with inlaid white leather lettering, unpaginated, 38 plates reproducing Whiteley’s drawings and paintings of the animals in Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo, and a large original etching (240 x 195 mm) of a monkey, bound in. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, signed by the artist …

  • # 16277


    Point to Point. The art of Tim Storrier.

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (the laminate lightly lifting), 174pp. profusely illustrated, faint foxing to extremities.

  • # 16288

    UHL, Christopher

    Albert Tucker

    Melbourne : Lansdowne, 1969. Quarto full suede in dustjacket, pp. 114, tipped-in plates, a fine copy. The deluxe edition of the first major monograph on Tucker, limited to 250 numbered copies. Scarce.

  • # 16233

    CROLL, Robert Henderson

    The life and work of R. W. Sturgess

    Melbourne : The Fine Arts Society, 1938. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards, pasted on colour illustration, in the rare original plain paper dustjacket (with some loss), endpapers offset with previous owner’s name cut from top corner, pp. 11, 18 tipped-in colour plates with text. Limited to 300 copies. A very good copy of a rare …

  • # 16266


    Catalogue : Mr. Streeton’s pictures. East Melbourne June 1914

    Melbourne : [Victorian Artists Society Galleries, 1914]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some loss due to silverfishing along top edge and towards tail of spine, mild silverfishing at lower right and fore-edge), original red cord ties, 8 pp, illustrated with 6 sepia plates. Major exhibition catalogue listing 114 oil paintings and 56 watercolours, with …

  • # 16238

    CROLL, Robert Henderson

    Tom Roberts. Father of Australian landscape painting

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1935. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), pp. 231, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. This copy with ownership inscription of Lady Maie Casey, noting that the book was given to her by Leon Gellert. Rare.

  • # 16221

    URE SMITH, Sydney and BERTIE, Charles

    Old colonial by-ways

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1928. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards (somewhat sunned and flecked), essay, 55 plates (some in colour, tipped-in), the deluxe edition, limited to 40 copies, with an original signed by Ure Smith. Rare.

  • # 16234

    [STORRIER]. LUMBY, Catherine.

    Tim Storrier : the art of the outsider.

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 2000. Quarto, fine gilt-titled cloth in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, 216 pp. illustrated throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by Storrier (this is copy no. 56), with an original signed colour lithograph Sunset Run loosely enclosed.

  • # 16232

    KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Lloyd Rees etchings and lithographs

    A catalogue raisonne by Hendrik Kolenberg with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1986. Quarto, gilt-lettered black calf finely bound with matching slipcase, 112 pp, illustrated throughout. This one of 100 copies of the special collectors’ edition, signed by the artist with an original signed Lloyd Rees lithograph loosely enclosed.

  • # 16080

    Britain’s Austral Empire. Portraits of the statesmen and officials concerned in the work of establishing the Commonwealth of Australia

    The portraits from life, drawn by Percy F. S. Spence. The letterpress by G. Firth Scott. London : Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1901. Folio, gilt-decorated cloth portfolio (stained, the ties perished) containing one volume of letterpress text (pp. 54, top edge unopened), one volume of engraved plates with title guards of dignitaries associated with …

  • # 15903

    FULLERTON, Patricia and SMITH, Bernard

    Hugh Ramsay. His life and work.

    Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. xii; 227, extensively illustrated. A scholarly work.

  • # 15929

    ROSE, Margaret A.

    Victorian artists : Margaret Baskerville (1861 – 1930) and C. Douglas Richardson (1853 – 1932)

    Melbourne : the author, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 268, illustrated. An extensive study on the colonial Melbourne artists, associated with the Heidelberg School.

  • # 15901

    DRAFFIN, Nicholas

    The art of M. Napier Waller

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1978. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated in colour and black and white.

  • # 15915


    The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith

    Introduction by Hal Missingham with an article on etching processes by Sir Lionel Lindsay. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1950. Duodecimo, papered boards, pp. 16, 32 black and white plates.

  • # 15918

    [ROBERTSON, Bryan]

    Recent Australian painting. (Signed by John Olsen)

    London : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961. Quarto, laminated illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting, as always), signed by artist John Olsen on the title page; approx 60pp., 23 black and white plates plus numerous portrait photographs. Foreword by Kenneth Clark, preface by Bryan Robertson, introduction by Robert Hughes. An important catalogue, this exhibition was the first major …

  • # 15792

    Artist Sigismondo Zacutti’s ticket for the inauguration ceremony of Governor Sir George Clarke, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 10 December 1901.

    [Melbourne : Govt. Printer?, 1901]. Lithographed card, 95 x 117 mm, recto endorsed with name of ticket holder in manuscript ‘Mr. S. Zacutti’; verso with plan of seating for the Exhibition Building; some edge wear and toning, but overall in good condition. The ticket holder was none other than Signor Sigismondo Zacutti, an esteemed Italian artist from Venice who had settled in Melbourne in 1889, …

  • # 15794

    [McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.

    The Darkening Ecliptic by Ern Malley.

    Melbourne and Adelaide: Reed and Harris, 1944. Small quarto, 46 pages, in original wrappers illustrated by Sidney Nolan of ‘The Arabian Tree’ from the ‘Malley’ poem Petit Testament, further reproduced as a black and white frontispiece, spine chipped, a couple of minor stains, upper wrapper nearly detached. The first edition variant in illustrated wrappers, a …

  • # 15711

    SENBERGS, Jan (1939 - )

    In the studio. Original lithographs by Jan Senbergs

    Melbourne : Zimmer Editions and Townsville : Lyre Bird Press, 1998. Folio, full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket lacking, unpaginated, essay by Jenny Zimmer, two folding lithographs of Senbergs’ studio, printed by John Robinson. Numbered 29 of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

  • # 15673

    [SCULPTURE] Andrew Rogers : A retrospective: Maquettes 1996-2015

    Langwarrin, Victoria : McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 2015. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 144. Exhibition monograph, illustrated with colour photographs throughout.

  • # 15769

    SWALLOW, Ricky

    Showbag from the Australian Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2015, featuring Ricky Swallow

    Printed paper showbag containing: Ricky Swallow. This time another year (exhibition catalogue). Sydney : Australia Council, 2005. Octavo, lettered red cloth, illustrated endpapers, pp. 144, illustrated. Essays by Charlotte Day, Jennifer Higgie and Tom Nicholson. Ricky Swallow. This time another year (room brochure). Octavo, folded sheet, pp. 8, illustrated. Ricky Swallow. This time another year. Card …

  • # 15243

    RENNIE, Reko; GILCHRIST, Stephen

    Reko Rennie : Patternation

    Charlottesville : Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, [2011]. Folded sheet, 230 x 450 mm, comprising [6] pages each 230 x 150 mm, colour illustrations; fine. Catalogue for the Reko Rennie : Patternation exhibition held at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 28 January to 4 April 2011, curated by …

  • # 15551

    THAKE, Eric

    The Christmas Linocuts of Eric Thake 1941-1975

    Melbourne : The Croft Press, 1978. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth, unpaginated, tipped-in plates, foreword by Ron Radford. Limited to 250 copies signed by Eric Thake.

  • # 15344


    A singular vision : the art of Fred Williams

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1989. Quarto, softcover, 255 pp, profusely illustrated. Along with McCaughey, the standard monograph on Williams; a fine copy.

  • # 15039

    [SANSOM, Gareth]

    Gareth Sansom : Paintings 1956-1986

    Melbourne : University Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1986. Quarto, black wrappers, pp 56. Illustrated with colour and monochrome images, with introduction by Jack Lindsay.