Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 23189

    THOMAS, Rover

    Roads cross. The paintings of Rover Thomas

    With Kim Akerman, Mary Macha, Will Christensen and Wally Caruana. Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 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.

  • # 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, …

  • # 22720

    Culture warriors. Australian indigenous art triennial.

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2007 (2009). Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 218, previous owner’s name to half title, else fine. Presenting the work of thirty artists from each Australian state and territory, the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial demonstrates the incredible range of contemporary Indigenous art practice. The works included were created during the …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22725

    RYAN, Judith and HEALY, Robyn.

    Raiki wara : long cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, c1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 132, illustrated. This important exhibition celebrates the use of an introduced medium, which has encouraged a daring break with tradition in contemporary Aboriginal and Toores Strait Islander art. In focussing on painted and printed textiles and on the last three decades, Raiki Wara draws …

  • # 22998

    BATTARBEE, Rex and Bernice

    Modern Aboriginal paintings

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1971. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, unpaginated, illustrated in colour; a very good copy. Includes work by Albert Namatjira; Enos, Oscar, Gabriel, Ewald, Keith, and Maurice Namatjira; Edwin, Otto and Reuben Pareroulta; Henoch and Herbert Raberabe; Benjamin Landara; and the Ebatarinja family.

  • # 22930

    ALLEN, Lindy et al.

    Story place : indigenous art of Cape York and the rainforest

    South Brisbane, Qld. : Queensland Art Gallery, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 239 pp, illustrated. This publication accompanies the first major survey exhibition of historical and contemporary art work from Australia’s Cape York Peninsula. For the first time in one book, the art and culture of Cape York is observed through a series of essays, interviews, …

  • # 22925

    BELL, Richard

    Richard Bell : Positivity

    Brisbane : Institute of Modern Art, c. 2007. Brisbane aboriginal artist Richard Bell’s work develops out of protest politics, responding to a history of oppression and discrimination. While he challenges non-aboriginal artists who appropriate aboriginal imagery, he is an appropriation artist himself, borrowing from artists like Imants Tillers and Emily Kngwarreye to score his points. His …

  • # 22639

    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 (title label applied to spine, illustration from the absent dustjacket tipped-on to front pastedown, pp. 94, illustrated. The book is dedicated to Albert Namatjira. An early survey of indigenous Australian art.

  • # 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.

  • # 22466

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 22362

    FIELD, Jennifer Joi

    Written in the land : the life of Queenie McKenzie (casebound edition)

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2008. Oblong quarto, laminated boards with cloth spine in slipcase (one of 200 copies specially bound), illustrated, a new copy. ‘This beautifully produced book tells the story of Queenie McKenzie, a remarkable indigenous woman from the East Kimberley in Western Australia. Queenie was an exceptional teacher, elder and internationally recognised artist. Written …

  • # 21832

    ANDREW, Brook (b. 1970)

    Brook Andrew : Eye to eye

    Clayton, Vic. : Monash University Museum of Art, 2007. Square octavo, pictorial stiff card covers, pp 86, illustrated; an as new copy. Superb catalogue for Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew’s exhibition Eye to eye, held at Monash University Museum of Art 4 April -23 June 2007 ; Penrith Regional Gallery &​ the Lewers Bequest 18 August – …