Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 20068


    Art of Aboriginal Australia

    Vancouver, BC : Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited, [1974]. “We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, and the Peter Stuyvesant Trust, for making this exhibition possible” (p.1). Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, 130 exhibition items photographically illustrated in …

  • # 20416

    KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame

    Earth’s creation : the paintings of Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

    Melbourne : Malakoff Fine Art Press, 1998. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers, 16pp. map with gallery directions in biro to title page. Catalogue for Laurine Diggins Fine Art exhibition, illustrated in colour with essay “Taking Charge: The Art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye” by Daniel Thomas and a personal tribute “In my own words” by Fred Torres. …

  • # 19355

    BUTLER, Roger.

    Islands in the sun. Prints by indigenous artists of Australia and the Australasian region.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2001. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp.116, illustrated.

  • # 19105

    BÜHLER, Alfred; BARROW, Terry; MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    Oceania and Australia : the art of the South Seas

    London : Methuen, 1962. First edition. Series: Art of the World, VIII. Small quarto, publisher’s maroon cloth boards, spine (a little sunned) lettered in gilt, front free-endpaper with previous owners’ inscriptions, pp 250, profusely illustrated with 63 tipped-in colour plates, 94 b/w line drawings, and 4 maps; housed in the original pictorial laminated slipcase (some …

  • # 18139

    BARDON, Geoffrey

    Papunya Tula : art of the Western Desert

    Marlston, S.A. : J.B. Books, 1999. First soft cover edition. Quarto, pictorial card covers, half-title with gift inscription, pp 140, illustrated in colour and black-and-white, with diagrams by Judith Ryan; a very good copy.

  • # 18458

    McIVOR, Roy

    Cockatoo : my life in Cape York / stories and art by Roy McIvor

    Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2010. Small quarto, pictorial limp boards, 176 pp, illustrated in colour; an as new copy. Roy McIvor was 10 when his community were rounded up by the military and shipped 1500 km Woorabinda because of allegations the community was collaborating with the Japanese under the guidance of German Lutheran Missionary …

  • # 18332


    Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alkahere. Paintings from Utopia.

    Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, illustrated cards in paper dustwrapper, 154pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph, scarce.

  • # 17370

    [ROOTSEY, Joe]

    Joe Rootsey : Queensland Aboriginal painter 1918-63

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2010. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 79. Published for the Queensland Art Gallery’s exhibition of Rootsey’s works, illustrated with over 70 colour and black and white images.

  • # 17410

    [Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art]

    The Torres Strait Islands

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 319. An exhibition monograph exploring the artistic culture of the Torres Strait islands, with examples of photography, painting, sculpture, and dance reproduced. Illustrated in full colour.

  • # 17427

    LOWE, Pat; PIKE, Jimmy (illustrator)

    Desert cowboy

    Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2000. First edition. Small quarto, illustrated stiff wrappers, pp [vi], 119, colour illustrations (many full-page) by Indigenous artist Jimmy Pike; the stories are based on true incidents from Pike’s life; a fine copy.

  • # 17428

    LOWE, Pat; PIKE, Jimmy (illustrator)

    Yinti : desert child

    / by Pat Lowe, based on true stories told by Jimmy Pike. Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 1992. First edition. Small quarto, illustrated stiff wrappers, pp [x], 91, colour  illustrations (most full-page) by Indigenous artist Jimmy Pike; a fine copy.

  • # 17534

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    The art of Albert Namatjira

    Foreword by R.H. Croll. Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1944 (1953). Seventh edition. Quarto, papered boards with gilt lettering, in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of chips with loss), 79 pp, illustrated with b/w and colour plates, a good copy.

  • # 17533

    HALL, Vic

    Namatjira of the Aranda

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of small chips), pp. 56, plus numerous photographic plates. A very good copy.

  • # 15343

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Michael Jagamara Nelson

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 167, illustrated. A detailed monograph.

  • # 16305

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    The art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

    Sydney : Gordon and Breach International, 1994. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 177, extensively illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 15671

    NICHOLLS, Christine

    Yilpinji : love art and ceremony

    Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2006. Square octavo, white boards with lettering in blind, pictorial wrappers, pp 86. Illustrated exhibition monograph exploration the notion of Yilpinji, the ceremonies and arts of love as practiced by the Warlpiri and Kukatja people of the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.