Australian Women Artists

  • # 35986

    McCORMICK, Alice; RHODES, Sarah

    The artist’s lunch : at home with Australia’s most celebrated artists

    Text : Alice McCormick; photography : Sarah Rhodes. Foreword by Margaret Olley. Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2008. Quarto, board, lacking the dustjacket, pp. 231, illustrated. “Join photographer Sarah Rhodes and writer Alice McCormick as they meet up for lunch with 18 of Australias most lauded artists. From beans on toast with Margaret Olley to a …

  • # 35984

    SIBLEY, Irena (1943-2009); SIBLEY, Andrew (1933- )

    The calming of Harry

    Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1987. ONE OF ONLY TWELVE. ‘The first edition of “The calming of Harry” is limited to ten numbered copies and two artist’s proof copies. This edition is handwritten on French “lana” paper and the illustrations which are hand printed on Japanese mulberry paper are each individually coloured by …

  • # 35960

    PEERS, Juliet

    More than just gumtrees

    A personal, social and artistic history of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. Melbourne : Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors and Dawn Revival Press, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (spine slightly sunned), pp. 308, illustrated. Includes biographies on several hundred artists.

  • # 35952

    FULLERTON, Patricia and SMITH, Bernard

    The flower hunter Ellis Rowan

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2007. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. vi; 106, illustrated.

  • # 35950

    STEWART, Meg

    Margaret Olley : far from a still life

    NSW : Random House Australia, 2006.  Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp. 568, biography on Olley written by Meg Stewart, illustrated with several colour and black & white plates being reproductions of Olley’s work and photographs of Olley; a very good copy of this popular biography.

  • # 35949

    NORTH, Ian

    The art of Dorrit Black

    Melbourne: Macmillan and the Art Gallery of South Australia, 1979. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp 152; bookplate to pastedown, a fine copy. The standard monograph on the artist, illustrated throughout with a detailed catalogue.

  • # 35942

    McCORMICK, Alice; RHODES, Sarah

    The artist’s lunch : at home with Australia’s most celebrated artists

    Text : Alice McCormick; photography : Sarah Rhodes. Foreword by Margaret Olley. Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2008. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 231, illustrated. “Join photographer Sarah Rhodes and writer Alice McCormick as they meet up for lunch with 18 of Australias most lauded artists. From beans on toast with Margaret Olley to a sumptuous …

  • # 35933

    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 fine, pp. 294; 328; 416, extensively illustrated in colour, bookplate from the Chapman collection to first volume (illustrating the Charlotte medal, which is illustrated and discussed on pp. 4-6), small bump to foot of spine …

  • # 35919

    [MORT, Eirene]; Australian Bookplate Club

    Checklist of the bookplates of Eirene Mort.

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. Octavo, lettered blue wrappers (spine and edges sunned, as usual) over stiff card, pp. [xvi], 7 tipped-in bookplates, a fine copy. A checklist of 75 bookplates. The third publication of the Australian Bookplate Club, printed in an edition of 150 copies. THP 12.

  • # 35865

    KING, Natalie

    Destiny Deacon : walk & don’t look blak

    Sydney (N.S.W.) : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 134, illustrated. As new copy. Text in French and English. Catalogue of an exhibition to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, from 26 November 2004 to 30 January 2005 ; and the Cultural Centre Tjibaou, Noumea, New Caledonia, 1 June-28 …

  • # 35863

    CRAIG, Gordon (curator)

    Over the fence : contemporary indigenous photography from the Corrigan collection

    [Brisbane, Queensland] : The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Destiny Deacon, pp. 93, illustrated. Includes works by Dr. Christian Thompson, Michael Riley, Fiona Foley, Ricky Maynard, James Taylor, Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Tracey Moffatt, Leah King-Smith and others.

  • # 35818

    LINDSAY, Norman; LINDSAY, Lional; et al.

    The Lone Hand. The Australian monthly. Vol. V, No. 30, October 1, 1909.

    Sydney : Printed and published by William Macleod for The Bulletin, 1909. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with colour design by Sydney Ure Smith; small pen annotation, small amount of paper loss to spine, pp i-xvi; 593-708; l. With articles on hunting, fishing and the Fisher Library. Illustrations from artists including Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, …

  • # 35808

    SPECK, Catherine

    Painting ghosts. Australian women artists in wartime

    Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2004. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, light edge wear, pp. 239, illustrated. ‘Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston. Some women became official war artists producing an alternative set of …

  • # 35779

    [CARRICK FOX]. DE VRIES, Susanna

    Ethel Carrick Fox: travels and triumphs of a post-impressionist

    Brisbane : Pandanus Press, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, illustrated dust jacket (very good), illustrated throughout with colour and black & white plates, scholarly text on the artist by Susanna de Vries, a very good copy.

  • # 35778

    [COSSINGTON SMITH]. JAMES, Bruce

    Grace Cossington Smith

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1990. Quarto, standard edition, boards with dust jacket, pp 190, a couple of spots of foxing to endpapers, extensive text on Cossington Smith and her work by the author Bruce James, illustrated throughout with colour and black & white plates, a fine copy.

  • # 35773

    [KNGWARREYE]. ISAACS, Jennifer et al.

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye : paintings

    With contributions by Jennifer Isaacs, Terry Smith, Judith Ryan, Donald Holt & Janet Holt. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1998. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 204, illustrated in colour throughout. A fine copy of this scholarly publication, scarce. Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c. 1910-1996) was a senior member of the Anmatyerre community resident at Utopia, a former cattle station, …