Australian Artists A-D

  • # 42793


    A matter of mind : an introduction to the art of Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (1918-1999)

    Adelaide : Moon Arrow Press, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. With a signed inscription from the author. Original prospectus enclosed.

  • # 43095

    GOLD, Frances Joslin

    [HOWARD ARKLEY] The instant decorator

    New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1976. First edition. Oblong folio, spiral bound, cloth covered boards (short splits and cracking along spine, the laminate flaking), pp. xiii; 104; colour plates, glassine stencilled designs of interiors, internally clean, protected in a modern mylar jacket. A good copy of this classic guide to 1970s interior design. Gold’s …

  • # 43087

    HART, Deborah (editor)

    Grace Cossington Smith (softcover edition) (from the library of Criss Canning)

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 187, illustrated. Signed by Australian artist Criss Canning in ink on the endpaper. Provenance: Criss Canning, acquired in 2023      

  • # 43083

    AUDETTE, Yvonne

    Yvonne Audette. Paintings and drawings 1949 – 2003

    Essays by Christopher Heathcote, Bruce James, Gerard Vaughan and Kristy Grant. With a preface by Chris Wallace-Crabbe. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2003. First edition. Folio, boards in dustjacket (slight edge wear), pp. 240, a very good copy. Signed by Australian artist Criss Canning in ink on the endpaper. Provenance: Criss Canning, acquired in 2023

  • # 43081

    THOMAS, David.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty (signed copy of the first edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2007. First edition. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp 192, fully illustrated. First edition. Signed by the artist on the title page. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, both standard and deluxe editions quickly sold out; as did all four editions. ‘David …

  • # 43076

    [DAWS, Lawrence]. BRUCE, Candice

    Lawrence Daws : asylum in Eden (signed presentation copy for Criss Canning)

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Art Museum, 2000. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 152, signed and inscribed by Lawrence Daws on title page to contemporary painter Criss Canning, illustrated throughout with colour and black & white plates, scholarly text, artist biography, list of solo and group exhibitions and public collections. A fine copy.

  • # 43075

    THOMAS, David.

    Criss Canning : the pursuit of beauty (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2008. Second edition. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp 208, fully illustrated. Written and published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Four editions were published, all have sold out. Signed by the artist on the title page. ‘David Thomas’ Monograph, tracing Criss Canning’s career as …

  • # 43074

    CANNING, Criss (1947 - )

    Criss Canning (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Smith & Singer, 2022. Quarto, gilt-lettered black cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 36, illustrated with 14 oil paintings by the artist. Signed by the artist on the endpaper. Hardcover exhibition catalogue of the popular still life painter. Printed in a small edition of approximately 300 copies.

  • # 43073

    [COBURN]. ROZEN, Alan.

    The art of John Coburn (hardcover)

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1979. Folio, boards in dustjacket, 96pp, foxing to preliminaries, illustrated throughout. The scarce first monograph on Coburn, in the hardcover format.  

  • # 43068

    BENNETT, Gordon

    Gordon Bennett

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2007. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 136, illustrated. This publication accompanies an exhibition with the same title which toured Brisbane, Darwin and Perth. It examined the artist’s work since 1987.

  • # 43067

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated, light foxing to preliminaries. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, …

  • # 43032

    McKENZIE, Janet

    Godwin Bradbeer

    Foreword by Kenneth Wach. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd, 2018. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 272, illustrated. New copy. Godwin Bradbeer welcomes the reader into the vast, drawing-filled studio of the Melbourne artist. Beginning his career as a photographer, Bradbeer later re-ignited a youthful passion and aptitude for drawing. His works are …

  • # 43030


    John Coburn. The spirit of colour.

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2003. Quarto, yellow boards in dust jacket, 216 pp, colour illustrations. A very good second hand copy. John Coburn’s extraordinary career as painter, printmaker and designer of tapestries is reviewed in this comprehensive book. Fully illustrated with detailed biographical notes, exhibition lists and bibliography, the book includes some seldom-seen works …

  • # 43027

    FRY, Gavin

    Rick Amor (signed copy)

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2008.  First printing. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 216, illustrated. Signed by Rick Amor on the title page. ‘A new book on Melbourne artist Rick Amor. A master draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject matter is, more often than …

  • # 43020

    FOX, Stephen and MAUGHAN, Janet

    Ian W. Abdulla : Elvis has entered the building

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2003. Quarto, 280 x 240 mm mm, boards in dustjacket, pp. 104, illustrated. New copy. For a painter who wishes to be remembered as a ‘quiet lad’, Ian Abdulla has been creating quite a stir over the last 15 years. He is recognised as one of Australia’s most distinctive and appealing …

  • # 43019

    ARKLEY, Howard (1951 - 1999)

    Howard Arkley : The home show. Australian Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale of Art 1999

    Melbourne : Australia Council, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, colour illustrations. A fine copy. A mint copy of Arkley’s last lifetime exhibition catalogue. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Howard Arkley’s paintings showcased at the 1999 Venice Biennale. The body of work exhibited transformed the familiar and mundane of suburbia into the …