Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 27056

    McLEAN, Ian and BENNETT, Gordon

    The art of Gordon Bennett

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1996. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (lower edge lightly rubbed), pp. 140, illustrated. A few handling marks and light spots of foxing.

  • # 27099

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine lightly sunned), pp. 71, illustrated. A very good copy. The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes 24 illustrated works by Old Walter Tjampatjimpa, Johnny Warrangula Tjaparula, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamara, Old Tutuma Tjapangati, Old Mick Tjakamara, …

  • # 27098

    PIZZI, Gabrielle (curator)

    Metamorphosis : contemporary Australian Aboriginal photography and sculpture

    Curated by Gabrielle Pizzi. Melbourne, Vic. : Gabrielle Pizzi, 1997. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers, pp. 93, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Palazzo Papadopoli, Venice, 14 June – 13 July 1997 ; includes carved and painted spirit figures by various artists from Arnham Land and cibachrome photographs by Leah King-Smith. “La Biennale di …

  • # 27057

    BENNETT, Gordon

    Gordon Bennett. Notes to Basquiat : modern art

    Sydney : SHerman Galleries, 2001. Quarto, exhibition catalogue, pp. 6, light wear, essay bu Ian McLean, illustrations. Adhesion damage with loss to lower panel.

  • # 27105

    COOK, Michael (1968 - )

    Michael Cook

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, circa 2015. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [20], illustrated. ‘Michael Cook is a photographer who worked commercially both in Australia and overseas for twenty-five years. In 2009, Cook was drawn into art photography by an increasingly urgent desire to learn about his Aboriginal ancestry and identity. As a child, Cook …

  • # 27104

    COOK, Michael (1968 - )

    Michael Cook : majority rule

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Essay by Louise Martin-Chew. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ‘Michael Cook is a photographer who worked commercially both in Australia and overseas for twenty-five years. In 2009, Cook was drawn into art photography by an increasingly urgent desire to learn about …

  • # 27096

    PERKINS, Hetti and FINK, Hannah (editors).

    Papunya Tula : genesis and genius

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 319 extensively illustrated. Quickly out of print and now scarce, this landmark exhibition catalogue surveys the Papunya Tula movement which founded the contemporary Australian Aboriginal art market.

  • # 27087

    [NAMATJIRA]. HARDY, Jane, MEGAW, J.V.S., and MEGAW, M. Ruth

    The Heritage of Namatjira : the watercolourists of Central Australia.

    Melbourne : Heinemann, 1992. Large octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xxii; 350, illustrated in colour, an excellent copy.  The primary reference work on the Hermannsburg school. A quality copy of a title which is out of print and quite scarce.

  • # 27085

    Warlukurlangu Artists

    Kuruwarri : Yuendumu doors

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1987 (1992 reprint). Small quarto, lillustrated laminated card covers (lower cover slightly creased, spine sunned as usual), 143 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white.

  • # 27062


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by …

  • # 27036

    KING, Natalie (editor)

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Octavo, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 96, illustrated, essay by Colm Toibin. New copy.

  • # 27020

    BATTARBEE, Rex 1893-1973

    Modern Australian Aboriginal art. (Limited edition, signed by the artists)

    With a foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952. Folio, quarter crushed morocco with gilt rule over green cloth, spine with gilt lettering and rule (light rubbing to head and foot), top edge stained blue, endpapers foxed, pp. [viii]; 55; 23 tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece, and a further 12 tipped-in black …

  • # 26970


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art (signed copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951. First edition. Quarto, boards (rubbed and flecked), lacking the dustjacket, paper tape reinforcement to hinges, pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos and Oskar Namatjira, Henoch Raberaba, Richard …

  • # 26809

    [MOFFATT, Tracy]

    Tracy Moffatt : Free-falling

    New York : Dia Center for the Arts, 1998. Oblong octavo, pictorial gold laminated boards, pp 60. Art monograph of one of Moffatt’s early solo museum exhibitions, with three essays and colour reproductions throughout.

  • # 26808

    RILEY, Ginger (1936 - 2002)

    Ginger Riley : the boss of colour

    Castlemaine, Vic. : Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, [2015]. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp.  [50], illustrated. New copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Society 15 January – 8 March, 2015. ‘Castlemaine Art Gallery is proud and privileged to present the exhibition, ‘Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour’. This …

  • # 26789

    BAGLIN, Douglass and MULLINS, Barbara

    Aboriginal art of Australia : An introduction to the vast world of traditional Aboriginal art : rock engravings, cave and bark paintings, decorative and symbolic designs both sacred and secular.

    Sydney : Reed, 1976 (reprint). Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. 34, illustrated.