Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 28422

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 71, illustrated, previous owner’s name to endpaper. A fine copy, uncommonly so. 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, …

  • # 28391

    [PETYARRE, Kathleen, 1940 - 2018]. NICHOLLS, Christine and NORTH, Ian

    Kathleen Petyarre : genius of place (signed copy)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2001. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (edges a little creased), pp. 96, illustrated throughout, essays on the artist and her work written by Christine Nicholls and Ian North, contains glossary, map and notes, the artist’s curriculum vitae, references and further reading. Signed by Petyarre on the half-title.

  • # 28350

    [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. Features Moffatt’s ‘Up in the sky’ series, commissioned by the Dia Center.

  • # 28338

    HALL, Vic

    Namatjira of the Aranda

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (some wear and short tears), pp. 56, plus numerous photographic plates. A good copy.

  • # 28203

    BRODY, Anne Marie (editor)

    Stories : eleven aboriginal artists. Works from the Holmes à Court collection

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustkjacket (lightly marked, spine sunned), pp. 176, illustrated. Art of Peter Skipper, Jarinyanu David Downs, Eubena Nampitjin and Wimmitji Tjapangarti, Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Abie Jangala, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Jack Wunuwun, Jimmy Wululu. English language version of a catalogue of an exhibition which toured …

  • # 28239

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Copyrites : Aboriginal art in the age of reproductive technologies

    [Sydney] : National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association and Macquarie University, 1996. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. A fascinating exploration of the history of the commercial exploitation of Aboriginal art without legal permission.

  • # 28241


    Art aborigène australien : Collection Peter Los

    Paris : Artcurial (Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan), 2008. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 87 plus advertisements, 60 lots all illustrated in colour; a very good copy. Scarce, well-illustrated Parisian auction house catalogue for the sale of an important private collection of Central and Western Desert art from Papunya, Utopia and Balgo …

  • # 28242

    CARUANA, Wally; DARDEL, Jean-Jaques de

    Art aborigène : jouvence millénaire

    [Cover: Aboriginal art : an immemorial fountain of youth]. Lausanne : International Olympic Committee, [2000]. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 166 pp, illustrated in colour; parallel text in French and English; a fine copy. Splendidly produced catalogue to accompany an exhibition surveying Australian Indigenous art staged at the …

  • # 28244

    CROSSMAN, Sylvie; BAROU, Jean-Pierre

    Peintres aborigènes d’Australie

    Montpellier, France : Indigène éditions, 1997. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers with French flaps, pp 125, colour illustrations, maps; inscription on inside front flap, but a fine copy. Superb catalogue for an exhibition of Central and Western Desert art staged in Montpelier by L’Établissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle …

  • # 28243

    [KNGWARREYE]. ISAACS, Jennifer et al.

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye : paintings

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1998. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 20, illustrated in colour throughout. A fine copy of this scholarly publication, scarce. Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c. 1910-1996) was a senior member of the Anmatyerre community resident at Utopia, a former cattle station, now reclaimed by its Aboriginal land owners. She is widely regarded as one of …

  • # 28236

    NEALE, Margo

    Yiribana : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gallery

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 18, illustrated. Brochure developed for the opening of the Yiribana Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales ; provides an overview of Aboriginal art and information on the collection’s seven themes ; ‘classic’ …

  • # 28235

    NEALE, Margo


    : An introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Collection, The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sydney : The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 143, illustrated in colour throughout with works by Australian indigenous artists including Gungiambi, Ellen Jose, Katy Kemarre, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Crusoe Kurdal, Charlie …

  • # 28218

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

    The Heritage of Namatjira

    Curated by Angela Tidmarsh and J.V.S. Megaw on behalf of The Flinders University of South Australia; catalogue edited by M. Ruth Megaw. Melbourne : Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency, 1991. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, book label to title page, illustrated. Includes historical photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission. Scarce. A fine copy.

  • # 28176

    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 …

  • # 28155

    MARTIN, Edward

    Battarbee and Namatjira

    Sydney : Giramondo, 2014. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp 341. Autobiography of Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) and his mentor Rex Battarbee (1893-1973). Previous owner’s name to half-title, one corder slightly creased, else very good.

  • # 28150

    CROFT, Brenda et al.

    Indigenous art : Art Gallery of Western Australia

    Edited by Brenda L. Croft; essays by Michael A. O’Ferrall and Brenda L. Croft. Perth, W.A. : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2001. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers (spine slightly sunned), pp. 112, illustrated (some folding). This book offers a window into the indigenous art collection in the Art Gallery of WA. Through comprehensive essays by past …