Australian Art - General

  • # 28373

    BASTIAN, Elisabeth

    The artist as designer

    Sydney : Sydney College of Advanced Education, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [28], illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Nov. 9-30, 1985. Essay by Elisabeth Bastian. Focusses on Australian and international artists’ commercial design work, including stamps, posters and dustjackets for books.

  • # 28361

    GRISHIN, Sasha et al.

    Paradise possessed : The Rex Nan Kivell collection

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1998. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 78, illustrated. A fine collection of colonial Australian and Pacific art. Essays to accompany the exhibition Paradise possessed: the Rex Nan Kivell collection, which has been prepared to celebrate the centenary of Nan Kivell’s birth on 8 April 1898.

  • # 28383

    KERR, Joan

    The dictionary of Australian artists.

    Painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1992. Reprinted 1993. Thick quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 889 extensively illustrated. An invaluable reference on colonial Australian artists. A fine copy.

  • # 28351

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century (signed copy)

    Selected and edited by Lou Klepac. Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2000. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, 241pp. illustrated. Includes chapters on important artists such as John Brack, Margaret Preston, Ian Fairweather, Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart, Albert Tucker and Sidney Nolan amongst others. A fine copy in near-mint condition, signed by Lou Klepac, art historian, author and …

  • # 28319

    JACKS, Robert et al.

    The Field

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1968. Folio, plain white card wrappers with die-cut title, 94 pp, extensively illustrated; light finger markings, but a very good copy. Catalogue for the exhibition held 21 August – 28 September, 1968, curated by Brian Finemore. The seminal exhibition of twentieth century abstraction in Australia, featuring colour-field works by …

  • # 28318

    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. As new condition. ‘The National Gallery …

  • # 28254

    RADFORD, Ron; HYLTON, Jane

    Australian colonial art : 1800 – 1900

    Adelaide : Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 216 pp. illustrated. As new copy. An excellent survey of Australian colonial art reproducing important works by Eugene von Guerard, Nicholas Chevalier, John Lewin, Conrad Martens, John Glover, Robert Dowling, Alexander Schramm, Martha Berkley, Tom Roberts, David Davies, W. C. Piguenit, Arthuir …

  • # 28202

    AMBRUS, Caroline

    Australian women artists : first fleet to 1945 : history, hearsay and her say (signed copy)

    Canberra : Irrepressible Press, 1992. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 246, illustrated. Signed by Ambrus on the title page. A fine copy. “This book is about the four generations of women artists who worked on the cultural fringes of Australian art from the First Fleet to the end of World War 11. The author traces …

  • # 28219

    FILMER, Veronica

    Making their mark : colonial artists of the Western District

    Geelong : Geelong Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 46, some colour illustrations. Catalogue of 69 works from the exhibition. A fine copy.

  • # 28197

    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

  • # 28196

    RADFORD, Ron and HYLTON, Jane

    Modern Australian women : paintings & prints 1925-1945.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2000. Quarto, laminated wrappers (light creasing to lower wrapper), pp. 144, illustrated throughout with colour plates of works by the artists Jean Appleton, Gwen Barringer, Clarice Beckett, Dorrit Black, Elise Blumann, Stella Bowen, Lina Bryans, Ethel Carrick (Fox), Dora Chapman, Sybil Craig, Grace Crowley, Anne Dangar, Bessie Davidson, …

  • # 28185


    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 256, illustrated with more than 70 colour prints from the Troedel archive, plus full reproduction of all 24 plates of The Melbourne Album (lithographic views of Melbourne from 1863–1864) plus select images from the New South Wales Album (1878). New copy. This book is the first to …

  • # 28122

    [ARKLEY, Howard]. LINDSAY, Robert

    Vox Pop – into the eighties

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1983. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Howard Arkley, pp. 56, illustrated. Preface by Patrick McCaughey, text by Robert Lindsay. Includes works by Davida Allan, Howard Arkley, Peter Booth, Juan Davila, Fraser Fair, Dale Hickey, David Larwill, Victor Rubin, Gareth Sansom, Imants Tillers, Jenny Watson, Peter Tyndall, Jan Murray, Paul Boston, …

  • # 28072

    WARD, Peter and Susan

    In a different light : Australian artists working in Italy

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1991. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. Slight moisture wave to fore edge. Includes works by Ken Whisson, Justin O’Brien, Jeffrey Smart, Peter Schipperheyn, Keith Looby, Lorri Whiting, Peter Blizzard and others.  

  • # 28069

    KIRBY, Sandy

    Sight lines : women’s art and feminist perspectives in Australia

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1992. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (by Sue Rogers), pp. 157, endpapers slightly tones, else a very good copy. Sight lines creates a context for understanding by explaining how various aspects of arts feminism are manifested in the groupings, activities, issues and ideas which have engaged female artists from the 70’s. …

  • # 28110

    LEWIS-JONES, Huw, et al.

    Explorers’ Sketchbooks : The Art of Discovery & Adventure

    London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016. Oblong quarto, laminated boards, cloth spine, pp. 320, extensively illustrated. New copy. Includes works by Roald Amundsen, Thomas Baines, Ludwig Becker, Charles Darwin, James Cook, Bruce Chatwin, Eugene von Guerard, William Hodges, Marianne North, Sydney Parkinson, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Abel Tasman, James Wallis, John White and …