Australian Art - General

  • # 44358

    MORGAN, Denise

    ROAR re-viewed 30 years on

    with an introduction by Sasha Grishin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, cloth-covered boards with paste-down illustration, stitching exposed on spine with title (as issued), illustrated thoroughly throughout, text by Denise Morgan. The pink boards variant. A publication on the Melbourne Roar Studios and the artists who were its contigents. Sasha Grishin not only descirbed ROAR …

  • # 44299

    HIBBERD, Liby (curator)

    Living traces : Parragirls Female Factory Precinct Memory Project

    Sydney : Lily Hibberd, 2016. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [48], illustrated. ‘The Parragirls Factory Precinct Memory Project was established in 2012, and operates from leased premises in the Kamballa section of the original Orphanage/Parramatta Girls Home. It aims to develop a new model of ethical practice to engage with and interpret instituitional sites of …

  • # 44349

    ANEMAAT, Louise

    Natural Curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet)

    Sydney : State Library of New South Wales, 2014. Quarto, illustrated limp boards, light handling marks, pp. 256, illustrated. A fine copy. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in 18th-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds, and plants—and striking watercolor illustrations. The sudden …

  • # 44290

    LAWSON, Elizabeth


    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, light edge wear, pp. 12, illustrated, including images by Geraldine Rede, John William Lewin, Margaret Preston and Lionel Lindsay.

  • # 44345

    PEERS, Juliet

    More than just gumtrees

    A personal, social and artistic history of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. Melbourne : Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors and Dawn Revival Press, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 308, illustrated. Includes biographies on several hundred artists. Sticker on half-title from private institution library, with neat cancelled notes, a very good …

  • # 44319

    RAMSAY, Christine Wu

    Days Gone By, volume 2: A meeting of East and West

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2013. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 119, illustrated. New copy. In Days Gone By, Volume 2: A Meeting of East and West, Christine Wu Ramsay continues the personal story of her life in an ever-widening world – as East meets West. The story is told with warmth, insight and her …

  • # 44260

    McCORMICK, Tim

    First views of Australia 1788-1825 : an early history of Sydney

    Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, light handling marks, light foxing to preliminaries, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a very good copy of this important …

  • # 44231

    AGNEW, Julien

    Agnew’s ‘You beaut country’. A selection of Australian Art 1940 – 2000

    London : THos. Agnew and Sons, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated (approx 100 pp.) illustrated. Fine paintings by Sidney Nolan, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Rosalie Gascoigne, Russell Drysdale, Albert Tucker, Fred Williams, William Robinson, Ray Crooke, William Dobell et al.

  • # 44176

    HOLDEN, Colin

    The outsider : a portrait of Ursula Hoff (signed presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear), pp. xx; 275, illustrated. Presentation copy, with a warm inscription from the author to Peter Perry, former Director of the Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery to the title page. Perry has enclosed a number of related clippings and the prospectus to the …

  • # 44221

    GRANT, Kirsty

    In Relief: Australian wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts

    Melbourne : NGV, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Ex-library, the wrappers covered in contact, stamps and stickers (including on the cover, not apparent in the image), a good reference copy. Includes artworks by Violet Teague, Margaret Preston, Ethel Powers, Helen Ogilvie, Geraldine Rede, Lionel Lindsay, Thea Proctor, Sybil Craig, Noel Counihan, Eric Thake, …

  • # 44182

    NEWTON, Gael

    Picture paradise : Asia-Pacific photography 1840s – 1940s

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2008. Quarto (270 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers with French flaps; pp. 88, illustrated in colour; an excellent copy. Beautifully produced catalogue to accompany one of the most significant and ambitious exhibitions of historical photography ever staged in Australia.

  • # 44163

    McKenzie, Janet

    Contemporary Australian drawing #1

    By Janet McKenzie ; with contributions by Irene Barberis and Christopher Heathcote. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2012. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 239, illustrated. New copy of an out of print title. ‘Janet McKenzie visited Australia in 2008 to update her research and exercise a global perspective on the current state of drawing …

  • # 44138

    HURST, Nevin (1934 - 2011)

    My masterpieces (signed and inscribed copy)

    Hobart : Masterpiece@IXL, 2011. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. xx; 214, illustrated. Reflections of a lifetime dealing in Australian art by the late Hobart art dealer Nevin Hurst (1934 – 2023), with illustrations of many notable paintings which have passed through his hands. This copy warmly signed and inscribed to Douglas Stewart in …

  • # 44136


    The Owston Collection: Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June 2010

    Sydney : Bonhams Australia, 2010. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, approx. 480 pp. extensively illustrated. The extraordinary collection of Warren and Cheryl Anderson, sold by court order under divorce proceedings under the company name ‘Owston’, comprising over 1000 lots of the finest furniture, paintings, photographs, and objects d’art, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘Assembled over …

  • # 44156

    BUTLER, Roger

    Printed: images in colonial Australia 1801 – 1901 [with] Printed: images by Australian artists 1885 – 1955 [and] Printed: images by Australian Artists 1942 – 2020

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2007 – 2021. Three volumes, quarto, pictorial boards in dustjackets, light handling wear to the dustjacket of the second volume, a few spots of foxing, otherwise fine, pp. 294; 328; 416, extensively illustrated in colour, a very good set. The complete set of Roger Butler’s comprehensive survey of printmaking …

  • # 44124

    [JERREMS, Carol et al.].

    Woman 1975

    Melbourne : Young Women’s Christian Association of Australia, 1975. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (cover image by Laurie Wilson), lightly marked and rubbed; pp. 160, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; foreword by Stella C. Watson, introduction by Jennie Boddington; front free-endpaper inscribed ‘Mrs and Mr Annita Connor – for your contribution to International Women’s Year – Catherine 1975’; …