Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 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 …

  • # 18436

    SMITH, Terry

    Transformations in Australian art. Volumes One and Two.

    St. Leonards, NSW : Craftsman House, 2002. First edition. Two volumes, large octavo, publisher’s cloth boards in pictorial dust jackets, Volume One. The nineteenth century : landscape, colony and nation, pp 130; Volume Two. The twentieth century : modernism and Aboriginality, pp 175; both volumes profusely illustrated in black-and-white; a fine set.

  • # 18332

    [KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo.

    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.

  • # 17007

    BARRETT, Charles and CROLL, Robert Henderson

    Art of the Australian Aboriginal

    With a foreword by A. P. Elkin. Melbourne : The Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 94, bookplate to front pastedown, illustrated.

  • # 16983

    URE SMITH, Sydney

    Art of Australia 1788-1941 : An exhibition of Australian Art held in the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada under the auspices of the Carnegie Corporation

    New York : published for the Carnegie Corporation by the Museum of Modern Art, 1941. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp 58 plus black and white plates, mild foxing to preliminaries otherwise a very good copy. Foreword by R. G. Casey, Australian Minister to the United States. Short essay on Aboriginal Art by Margaret Preston, catalogue, plates. …

  • # 15245

    FIELDHOUSE, Janet; BOSSE, Joanna

    Janet Fieldhouse : body ornaments

    Charlottesville : Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, [2017]. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers, [10] pp,  colour illustrations; fine. Catalogue for the Janet Fieldhouse : body ornaments exhibition held at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 27 January to 21 May 2017, curated by Joanna Bosse; includes an essay by Joanna Bosse on the art …