Australian Art - General

  • # 23104

    VIDLER, Edward A. (editor)

    Art & letters. Hassell’s Australian miscellany

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto, papered boards (with label that the sale benefits returned soldiers), black and white and colour plates; original stiff illustrated boards, a very good copy. Includes contributions from Hans Heysen, Vance Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Lionel Lindsay, John Shirlow, Victor Cobb, Henri van Raalte, Napier Waller, Arthur Streeton, …

  • # 23101

    WILSON, Gavin

    Escape artists : modernists in the tropics

    Cairns : Cairns Regional Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 185, illustrated. Artists include Ray Crooke, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, Tony Tuckson, Frank Hinder, Donald Friend, Ian Fairweather etc.

  • # 23202

    GRAY, Anne

    Out of the West. Western Australian art 1830s to 1930s.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2011. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, previous owner’s name to endpaper, illustrated.

  • # 23201

    McDONALD, John

    Federation. Australian art and society 1901 – 2001.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, extensively illustrated. Exhibition catalogue. “Federation is the most comprehensive survey of Australian art since the Bicentennial exhibitions of 1988. It juxtaposes familiar icons of Australian art alongside unusual and little-known works to chart the growth of a distinctively Australian culture. It features landscapes …

  • # 23196

    BUTLER, Roger.

    Australian prints in the Australian National Gallery

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated with images by Lewin, Rodius, Gillray, von Guerard, Roberts, Lindsay, Conder, Bunny, Trail, Preaston, Spowers, Waller, Brack, Williams, Boyd, etc.

  • # 23187

    HOLDEN, Robert

    Cover up. The art of magazine covers in Australia

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, self-wrappers, pp. 12, illustrated. Stunning art deco designs by Thea Proctor, Adrian Feint, Hera Roberts et al.

  • # 23069

    ARKLEY, Howard et al

    Downtown : Ruscha, Rooney, Arkley.

    Melbourne : Museum of Modern Art Heide, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Suburbia through the eyes of Ed Ruscha, Robert Rooney and Howard Arkley. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on the front free endpaper.    

  • # 23151

    EAGLE, Mary and MINCHIN, Jan

    The George Bell School. Students, Friends, Influences.

    Melbourne: Deutscher Fine Art and Sydney : Resolution Press, 1981. Quarto, blindstamped cloth in dustjacket, 272 pages, fully illustrated, light foxing to edges. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, featuring artists Eric Thake, Alan Sumner, Yvonne Atkinson, Geoff Jones, Jack Courier, Justin Gill, Sali Herman, Ian Armstrong, Fred Williams, Harry Rosengrave, Len French, Constance Stokes, Russell …

  • # 23055

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Twenty-Seven. Elioth Gruner Number.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1929. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers (damage on edges of wrappers), unpaginated (minor foxxing throughout), illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. A special edition of Art in Australia devoted to the Recent Work of Elioth Gruner, with13 colour …

  • # 23054

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Twenty-Five. Harold Herbert Number.

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1928. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. A special edition of Art in Australia showcasing Harold Herbert’s Watercolours, with13 colour plates, 13 monochrome plates, 3 etchings and 6 pencil drawings reproduced within. …

  • # 23053

    [URE SMITH, Sydney].

    Society of Artists Exhibition : 1922.

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1922. Quarto, decorated papered boards, unpaginated (minor foxxing), 52 plates (many tipped-in colour plates), advertisements. A very good copy. Includes illustrations by Norman Lindsay, Hans Heysen, Elioth Gruner, Thea Proctor, Penleigh Boyd, Roy de Maistre, Hilda Rix-Nicholas, Grace Crowley, Adrian Feint, Lionel Lindsay etc.  

  • # 22723

    CRUMLIN, Rosemary

    Beyond belief. Modern art and the religious imagination.

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Published in association with an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 24 April-26 July, 1998. Artists include Francis Bacon – Max Beckmann – John Bellany – Arthur Boyd – Leonora Carrington – Marc Chagall – Max Ernst – Frida …

  • # 22808

    CRAMER, Sue

    Less is more : minimal + post-minimal in Australian art

    Melbourne : Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2012. The exhibition examined the late modernist movement of Minimal art and its counterpoint Post-Minimalism within Australian art, which spanned from the 1960s until today. Artists include Robert Jacks, John Nixon, Robert Hunter etc.

  • # 22756

    CROMBIE, Isobel and VAN WYK, Susan

    Second sight. Australian photography in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2002. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 124, illustrated. The first book to celebrate the breadth and richness of the Australian photographs in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection and, in so doing, also recognises the creative history of the medium.

  • # 22877

    JERREMS, Carol et al

    Australian Photographers The Philip Morris Collection

    Melbourne : Philip Morris, 1979. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 108, illustrated throughout with photographs by Carol Jerrems, Roger Scott, Jon Lewis, Micky Allan, Athol Shmith, Max Dupain, Fiona Hall, Rennie Ellis etc.

  • # 22909

    KENEALLY, Thomas et alia


    London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2013. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 318, illustrated. Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the United Kingdom for 50 years, this catalogue spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation …