Australian Art - General

  • # 42597

    CRAWFORD, Ashley (editor)


    Tension Magazine (and Visual Tension) a broken run of issues Nos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13 & 14, and the one-off issue Visual Tension.  (issue 14 featuring Bill Henson) Melbourne : The Virgin Press/The Xtension Partnership 1983-1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, light handling marks, each approximately 40 pp. A broken run of Ashley …

  • # 42798

    Home sweet home : works from the Peter Fay collection (signed presentation copy for Colin and Liz Laverty)

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2003. Quarto, diecut wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. With a long and personal inscription from Peter Fay collection to friends and art collectors Colin and Liz Laverty “Art can illuminate and enrich our lives in many ways. It can excite, provoke, intrigue and inspire. Home Sweet Home: works from the …

  • # 42794

    SAWREY, Hugh et al.

    The Stockman (signed by R. M. Williams, Hugh Sawrey, Marie Mahood and Mary Durack)

    Cover title : The Stockman. Australian Outback Heritage. Sydney : Lansdowne, 1984. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine faded, a few small marks), pp. 280, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by by R. M. Williams, Hugh Sawrey, Marie Mahood and Mary Durack. Published with the support and cooperation of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

  • # 42797

    BEAUMONT, Julian

    The Australian Club Collection (signed presentation copy)

    introduction by Julian Beaumont ; commentaries by Gavin Fry. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2020. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket, pp. 232, illustrated. With a signed presentation inscription from Julian Beaumont to noted collector Liz Laverty on the half-title, additionally signed by Beaumont on the title page. Magnificent traditional, contemporary, and indigenous Australian art rarely …

  • # 43097

    HEATHCOTE, Richard

    Carrick Hill : a portrait (presentation copy for former Director David Thomas)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2011. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (short tear to upper panel), illustrated endpapers, pp. 152, illustrated. With a signed presentation inscription from the author and Director Richard Heathcote to former Director David Thomas, and with a signed With Compliments card gifting Thomas a copy of the book. ‘From the late 1930s Carrick …

  • # 43082

    AITKEN, Richard et al.

    Capturing flora : 300 years of Australian botanical art (from the library of Criss Canning)

    Ballarat : Art Gallery Ballarat, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (light shelf wear and jacket a little discoloured), pp. 287, illustrated. ‘Capturing Flora is a handsome historical survey of the botanical illustration of Australian plants, from the time of Dampier to 2012. This sumptuous publication accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the Art …

  • # 43025

    REID, Barrie

    Modern Australian Art. A Melbourne collection of paintings and drawings.

    Edited, with an introduction, by Barrie Reid. Melbourne: Museum of Modern Art of Australia, 1958. Quarto, wrappers (marked and foxed), 72 pages illustrated in black and white. Design and typography by Peter Burns. The first publication of the Museum of Modern Art (now known as the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Includes short essays, portrait …

  • # 43012

    PHIPPS, Jennifer

    Creators & inventors : Australian women’s art in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1993. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Includes works by Ellis Rowan, Louisa Anne Meredith, Bessie Gibson, Violet Teague, Thea Proctor, Clarice Beckett, Grace Cossington-Smith, Jessie Traill, Frances Derham, Janet Cumbrae Stewart, Margaret Preston, Christian Waller, Klytie Pate, Joy Hester, Grace Crowley, Daphne Mayo, Jean Bellette, Hermia …

  • # 42507

    HYLTON, Jane

    South Australia illustrated: Colonial painting in the land of promise

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2012. Quarto, gilt-decorated simulated leather, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, pp. 276, illustrated. ”The Art Gallery of South Australia’s impressive collection of Australian colonial art includes considerable holdings of works by South Australian nineteenth century artists; prints, drawings, watercolours, oil paintings and sculpture. The history of this South …

  • # 42867

    [DOBSON, Rosemary, KEESING, Nancy, et al.]

    Pen and ink : an anthology of prose and verse written by various members of the Frensham Pen and Ink Club. (With an original signed photograph by Harold Cazneaux)

    / chosen by E.L.T., R.D., J.P. ; the lino-cuts and the cover are designed by members of the Art Club. [Mittagong, N.S.W.] : Frensham Press, 1940. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), original mauve card covers with French flaps and linocut design to front (sunned at edges and along spine), inside front cover with limitation statement …

  • # 42821


    [FEMINISM] Lip. Issue 7. 1982/3. A feminist arts journal.

    Melbourne : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [1982].  Quarto, original wrappers (light handling marks), pp 89, b/w illustrations, a very good copy. ‘Lip is a collective of feminists who represent a wide range of political, social and cultural stances’ (p. 1) Lip was published in 8 issues from 1976 to 1984. This issue includes …

  • # 42820


    [FEMINISM] Lip (1976)

    Melbourne : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [October, 1976]. (First issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers covered in pink silk and printed in pink (a little marked); pp 44, b/w illustrations, lacking the double-page removable foldout with white doyly by artist Frances Phoenix (Budden) at centre, a good copy. ‘Lip is a …

  • # 42812


    The Berry Collection. Part II. Auction of Australian Aboriginal & Pacific Island artefacts,

    ceramics & glassware, Oriental items, silver, Australian pottery, art & items of interest. East Hawthorn, Vic. : Young’s Auctions, 2009. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 81, with descriptions of 913 lots, most illustrated in colour; a fine copy. Catalogue for one of a series of auctions held in 2007, 2008 and 2009 which featured items …

  • # 42528

    [RIORDAN, Captain A. W.)

    A collection of 14 engraved bookseller’s and art gallery receipts, 1930s

    The receipts made out to Captain A. W. Riordan of Caulfield, Melbourne, for the purchase of rare books, paintings and etchings from H. A. Evans & son (four receipts), Dymock’s Book Arcade (one receipt), Robertson & Mullens (two receipts), N. H. Seward (one receipt), Henry Sotheran of London (two receipts) and The Sedan Galleries (four …

  • # 42746

    PERICICH, Simon (curator)

    As long as the night is dark

    [Melbourne : MARS Gallery, 2017. Quarto (288 x 208 x 44mm), lettered wrappers (lightly marked), unpaginated (approx. 300 pages), illustrated. Exhibition catalogue for the dark art exhibition held at MARS in 2017. ‘With playful nihilism and prophetic vision, As Long as the Night is Dark is an exhibition that muses on the doomed nature of …

  • # 42909

    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 (another version had the boards coloured black). A publication on the Melbourne Roar Studios and the artists who were its …