Australian Art - General

  • # 27064

    TAYLOR, George A.

    “Those were the days” being reminiscences of Australian artists and writers (presentation copy from Florence Mary Taylor)

    With 28 sketches and photographs. Sydney : Tyrrell’s Limited, 1918. Second edition. Octavo, lettered papered boards (repairs to spine), lacks the lower free endpaper, presentation inscription from Florence Taylor to verso of frontispiece, illustrations by Norman Lindsay, Percy Spence, Livingstone Hopkins, Tom Roberts, D. H. Souter, B. E. Minns and others, photographs of Henry Lawson, …

  • # 27102

    [BOXER, A. H.]

    The Boxer collection : modernism, Murrumbeena and Angry Penguins.

    Canberra : Nolan Gallery, 1981. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Illustrations of works by Boyd, Tucker, Blackman, Perceval, Williams, Dickerson et al.

  • # 27097

    ANDREW, Brook (curator)


    Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013. Octavo, cards in plastic dustjacket, pp. 175, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. Scarce. ‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Brook Andrew at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this book presents challenging encounters with a range of …

  • # 27114

    [GILL, S. T.; CHEVALIER, Nicholas et al.]

    Victoria Illustrated. Second series, with descriptive letterpress

    Melbourne : Sands, Kenny & Co., and Sydney : Sands & Kenny, 1862. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with elaborate gilt ornamentation and rules (neatly rebacked), all edges gilt, letterpress title page (tissue repairs to worn edges); engraved title page; 44 steel-engraved plates (including the title page), with accompanying descriptive letterpress text and interleaved guard sheets, …

  • # 27103

    [BOXER, A. H.]

    The Boxer collection : the Sydney alternative

    Canberra : Nolan Gallery, 1982. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 12, illustrated. Illustrations of works by Olsen, Whiteley, Connor, Lynn, Lanceley, Fairweather et al.

  • # 27074

    SCOTT, Jane

    Images of Australian men : photographs from the Monash Gallery of Art collection

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [12], illustrated, exhibition checklist. Catalogue essay by Peter Timms. Includes illustrations of photographs by Olive Cotton (the cover image is of Max Dupain), David Moore, Bill Henson, Wolfgang Sievers, Roger Scott, Jeff Carter, Matthew Sleeth, and Axel Poignant. Printed in an edition of 1500 …

  • # 27073

    MILES, Melissa

    Dreams and imagination : light in the modern city

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 68, illustrated, exhibition checklist. Includes illustrations of photographs by Olive Cotton, David Moore, Mark Strizic, Wolfgang Sievers, Max Dupain, Harold Cazneaux et al.

  • # 27058

    BUTLER, Roger

    Printed: images by Australian artists 1885 – 1955

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2007. Quarto, pictorial boards in dustjacket, corners bumped, slightly bowed, pp. 328, colour illustrations, very good. ‘This volume follows printmaking through a seventy-year period, from the latter part of the ninteenth century as the print, freed from its reproductive bonds, became a vehicle for pure artistic expression; through the …

  • # 27055

    FERSON, Mark and NILSSON, Mary (eds)

    Art Deco in Australia : sunrise over the Pacific

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 2001. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (spine slightly sunned), pp. 204, illustrated; a very good copy. Includes chapters on fashion, jewellery, furniture, architecture, publications etc.

  • # 27040

    [HESTER, Joy]; BURKE, Janine

    Joy Hester

    Melbourne : Greenhouse Publications, 1983. Folio, hardcover in dustjacket (light wear), pp 184, illustrated, light foxing to half-title. A very good copy of the detailed monograph on Hester.

  • # 27024

    Australian Academy of Art

    Australian Academy of Art (Southern Division) : Fifth Annual Exhibition July 20 to 31, 1943.

    Athenaeum Gallery, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne. Melbourne : The Academy, 1943. Large octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 11 pp. Catalogue listing over 90 priced works by Academy members, including Nora Heysen, Arnold Shore, Buckmaster, Rowell, Frater, Violet McInnes, Winifred McCubbin, Dargie, Murch, Hele and Annois, with two works by Lionel Lindsay (N.S.W.).

  • # 27016

    MAXWELL, Anne and CROCI, Josephine (editors)

    Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1850-1920

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 296, illustrated. New copy ‘The essays collected here examine a wide range of photographs produced in Australia and the Pacific between 1850 and 1920. Combining the scholarship of twenty-two Australian Art historians, Historians, Anthropologists and Curators, the collection establishes photography’s documentary and artistic role and …

  • # 27019

    GREGG, Simon

    Spirits in the Bush: The Art of Gippsland

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 361, illustrated. New copy. ‘Spirits in the Bush surveys the art of Gippsland, from the colonial to the contemporary. This expansive, original and illuminating compendium leads readers on a journey through artistic and provincial history, interweaving the lives of residents and visitors. Collectively, it presents …

  • # 27017

    HARTRICK, Elizabeth

    The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. New copy ‘This book brings to life the story of the magic lantern in colonial Australia and New Zealand. It describes the extraordinarily wide use of magic lantern images and technology across the colonies’ – the publisher

  • # 26575

    Melbourne Society of Women Painters

    Melbourne Society of Women Painters : Twenty-fifth annual exhibition. Paintings, sculpture, and applied art

    Athenaeum Art Gallery, Collins Street. Open October 16-27, 1934. Quarto, graphically designed wrappers, pp. [8], catalogue of 115 works, addresses of the members. Includes works by Thea Proctor, Sara Levi, E. W. Syme, Dora Serle, Violet Teague, Sybil Craig, Jessie Macintosh, Dora Wilson, Margaret Preston, Hilda Rix Nicholas, A.M.E. Bale, Aileen Dent, Adelaide Perry, J.C.A. …

  • # 26316

    EAGLE, Mary and MINCHIN, Jan.

    The George Bell School : students, friends, influences (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art and Sydney: Resolution Press, 1981. Quarto, blindstamped leather bound boards (foxed), lacking the dustjacket, in orange slipcase, 272 pages, fully illustrated, light foxing to preliminaries, internally clean. The deluxe edition limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by twelve artists from the school on the limitation page as issued: Eric Thake, …