Australian Art - General

  • # 33144

    DIXON, Christine and SMITH, Terry.

    Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942 – 1962. Dreams, fears and desires.

    Sydney : Power Institute, 1984. Quarto, illustrated cards, 96pp. illustrated. Cover illustration by Charles Blackman. Includes much on Nolan and his contemporaries.

  • # 33137

    CHRISTIE, Robyn and MILLER, Justin.

    The D.R. Sheumack Collection : eighty years of Australian painting.

    Compiled by Robyn Christie and Justin Miller. Sydney : Sotheby’s Australia, 1988. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), pp. [148], illustrated. Catalogue of one of the finest collection of traditional Australian paintings formed in the past century. Includes works by Norman Lindsay, William Dobell, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen etc.

  • # 33135

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    The all new Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1985. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [144] pp, all illustrated, light handling wear. Scarce. The third volume in Ellis’ series on Australian graffiti with hundreds of examples of street graffiti in the 1980s.

  • # 33134

    ELLIS, Rennie; TURNER, Ian

    Australian graffiti

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1975. First edition. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [96] pp, all illustrated, previous owner’s name to endpaper, foreword by Ian Turner. Scarce.

  • # 33132

    JACKS, Robert et al.

    The Field revisited

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria 2018. Two volumes in plastic slipcase, quarto, each with diecut wrappers, the first volume being a 144 page monograph on the seminal exhibition of Australian modernism held in 1968, the second volume being a 96 page facsimile of the rare original 1968 catalogue. Fine condition. ‘The National Gallery of …

  • # 33131

    Christie's Australia Pty. Ltd

    The Harold E. Mertz Collection of Australian Art

    Melbourne : Christie’s Australia Pty. Ltd., 2000. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (handling creases), pp. 172, 153 works catalogued, extensively illustrated. The hardcover catalogue for the Mertz Collection, the most valuable single owner collection of Australian art offered to that date, many new records for Australian artists were set at this sale. Masterpieces by John Brack, …

  • # 33127

    BROWN, Joseph

    Paintings from the Dr. Joseph Brown Collection

    Melbourne : Christie’s 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (after Blackman, a little creased at edges), pp. 216, 196 lots, illustrated, prices annotated. Important Australian art from the collection of one of the leading art dealers.

  • # 33107

    ROBERTS, Tom; GAYLARD, Geoff

    Australian impressionist & realist artists

    [s.l] : Graphic Management Services, [c.1990]. Quarto, buckram boards with illustrated dust jacket, pp 228. Showing 210 works from 70 artists including Jack Absalom, Kenneth Jack, Sir Ivor Hele, and Herman Pekel.

  • # 33068


    Traditional Australian painting 1880 – 1925

    Melbourne : Savill Galleries, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [8]. Exhibition catalogue illustrated in colour. Price list and invitation enclosed. Artists include Margaret Preston, Nicholas Chevalier, Ethel Carrick Fox, Sydney Long, Arthur Streeton etc.

  • # 33049

    PALMER, Maudie (editor).

    Encounters with Australian modern art (slipcase edition)

    Text by Christopher Heathcote, Patrick McCaughey, Sarah Thomas ; edited by Maudie Palmer. Melbourne : Macmillan Art, 2008. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 273, illustrated, a near mint copy. Housed in a slipcase. A survey of modern Australian art, largely drawn from the collections of the Tarrawarra Museum of Art. Includes works by Fred Williams, …

  • # 33047

    PALMER, Maudie

    100 works on paper from the Heide Collection

    Melbourne : Heide Park and Art Gallery, 1984. Quarto, illustrated white wrappers, pp. 12, no illustrations inside. Exhibition catalogue of 100 works on paper, by prominent Australian artists like Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Mirka Mora.

  • # 33043

    BOYD, Arthur (1920 - 1999)

    A tribute to Arthur Boyd

    Sydney : Savill Galleries, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [40]. Exhibition catalogue illustrated in colour. Essay by Tom Rosenthal.

  • # 32679

    TERRY, Martin

    Maritime paintings of early Australia 1788-1900

    Pictorial researchers Alexandra Bertram and Alisa Bunbury. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1998. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (spine sunned), preliminaries foxed, pp. xiii, 111, illustrated.

  • # 32989

    BUTLER, Roger

    Poster art in Australia : the streets as art galleries – walls sometimes speak

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 104, illustrated. Published in conjunction with the exhibition The streets as art galleries – walls sometimes speak : Poster art in Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 5 November 1993 – 6 February 1994. Includes works by Norman Lindsay, William Dobell, Mandy Martin, James …

  • # 32995

    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 but very fine, pp. 294; 328; 416, extensively illustrated in colour, a fine set. The complete set of Roger Butler’s comprehensive survey of printmaking in Australia. The first volume : ‘This volume follows printmaking through a …

  • # 32980

    PRESTON, Margaret et al.

    Motif & meaning : Aboriginal influences in Australian art 1930 – 1970

    Ballarat : Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (reproducing Margaret Preston), pp. 40, illustrated. A fine copy. Includes works by Carl Cooper, Gert Sellheim, Margaret Preston, Martin Boyd, Frances Burke, Olive Nock, Roma Thompson et al.