Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 23795

    MARAWILI, Nongirrna

    Nongirrna Marawili : from my heart and mind

    Edited by Cara Pinchbeck with Djambawa Marawili, Kade McDonald and Henry F Skerritt. Sydney, NSW : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2018. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, illustrated. Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is one of the most distinctive Aboriginal artists working today. From her home in Yirrkala, Marawili has revolutionised the art of north‐eastern Arnhem Land …

  • # 23794

    ALBERT, Tony.

    Tony Albert : visible

    Brisbane : QAGOMA, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 104, illustrated. New copy, in shrinkwrap. This publication, which accompanies the QAGOMA exhibition of the same name, chronicles the development of the career of Tony Albert, one of the country’s brightest rising art stars. His work has come to prominence through its ability to speak to important …

  • # 23580

    MEEKS, Arone (1957- )

    Arone Meeks : Celebration

    Cairns, QLD : KickArts Contemporary Arts [2008]. Quarto folding card (300 x 210 mm), illustrated front, inside double-page colour illustration from the major work Celebration, rear with artist’s biography, selected solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and collections; fine condition. Indigenous artist Arone Meeks is a Kuku Yalani speaker from Far North Queensland. Appears to be held …

  • # 23709

    BARDON, Geoffrey and BARDON, James.

    Papunya : a place made after the story. The beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2004 (2006 reprint). Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. A significant monograph on the foundations of the contemporary indigenous Australian art movement.

  • # 23321

    WALSH, Grahame L.

    Bradshaw art of the Kimberley (signed copy)

    Toowong : Takarakka Nowan Kas Publications, 2000. Oblong quarto, faux crocodile skin with pictorial inlay, illustrated endpapers, pp. [vi]; x; [4], 464, extensively illustrated; a fine copy, signed on the title page by Grahame Walsh. Original prospectus enclosed. Since their ‘discovery’ by pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw in 1891, the Bradshaw rock paintings of the Kimberley, or …

  • # 23099

    KUPKA, Karel

    Dawn of art : Painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines

    With a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton. Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965. First English language edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. x; 180, plates in colour and black and white, previous owner’s stamp to a couple of pages, offsetting to endpapers.

  • # 23100

    le BRUN HOLMES, Sandra

    Yirawala : artist and man.

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1972. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (spine sunned), pp. xii; 92, illustrated. Acclaimed as Australia’s ‘greatest traditional Aboriginal artist’.

  • # 23317

    Forbidden. Fiona Foley

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art; Brisbane, University of Queensland Art Museum, [2009]. Quarto, cloth, pp. 152, illustrated. Curators: Michele Helmrich, Christine Morrow, Rachel Kent. Fiona Foley is a leading contemporary Australian artist as well as a curator and lecturer. This exhibition presented a survey of Foley’s art from 1994 to 2009 and included key …

  • # 23116

    [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.

  • # 22721

    [KLINGENDER, Tim].


    London : Hamiltons, 2006. Quarto, cards in blind embossed dustjacket, previous owner’s name to pastedown, pp. [42], illustrated in colour. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies. Curated by Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with Tim Klingender. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Hamiltons, London, 28 June-11 August, 2006. Artists include Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, George …

  • # 23110


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • # 23022


    Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alkahere. Paintings from Utopia (hardcover)

    Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 1998. Quarto, embossed cloth boards in illustrated dustwrapper, 154pp. illustrated throughout. An important monograph, this is one of less than 10 copies specially bound in hardcover by the publisher for presentation.

  • # 22722

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Streets of Papunya : the re-invention of Papunya painting

    Sydney : New South Books, 2015. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 238, illustrated. Some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s, the founding fathers of the desert art movement. Streets of Papunya is the story of the women painters of Papunya today, rising stars …

  • # 22543

    McLEAN, Bruce (editor)

    My Country, I still call Australia home : Contemporary art from Black Australia

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery/​Gallery of Modern Art, 2013. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. Published to coincide with a major exhibition of the same name, My Country features the work of over 130 artists around Australia and makes an important contribution to writing on Aboriginal art. Interviews with exhibiting artists highlight their experiences and …

  • # 9927

    McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie

    Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country. (Special edition, with original painting)

    Translation into French by Flore Gregorini. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. ‘This special presentation of Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura – My Country, authored by Ken McGregor and Marie Geissler, translated into French by Flore Gregorini and published by Macmillan, has been compiled by Ken McGregor. It is limited to 40 copies. Each copy, consisting …

  • # 22493


    Aboriginal art : The Western Australian Art Gallery Collection.

    Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery Board, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (designed by Frank Norton), pp. 15, 109 works described and illustrated, chiefly from Western Australia and Arnhem Land; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue.