Indigenous Australian Artists

  • 2017_DSFB_0555

    # 15101

    [Konemann]

    Gwion Gwion : Secret and sacred pathways of the Ngarinyin Aboriginal people of Australia

    Kol, Germany : Konemann, 2000.  Quarto, orange cloth boards with pictorial dustjacket, pp 336. Monograph exploring the cave and rock paintings of Northern Australia, thought to be some of the oldest figurative artwork in existance. Text in English, German, and French.

  • Australian Aboriginal art
BERNDT, Ronald et al.
# 14945

    # 14945

    BERNDT, Ronald et al.

    Australian Aboriginal art

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1963. First Australian edition. Quarto, decorated cloth, illustrated dustjacket (a few short tears with tape repairs verso), illustrated endpapers with previous owner's signature, pp. xiii; 118, colour illustrations. Designed by Hal Missingham. 

  • Tony Albert (signed copy)
[PERKINS, Hetti et al]
# 14943

    # 14943

    [PERKINS, Hetti et al]

    Tony Albert (signed copy)

    Edited by Art in Australia. Sydney : NSW Dott Publishing, 2015. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp.80, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by the artist. “Tony Albert is a comprehensive survey of the extraordinary oeuvre of contemporary Australian artist Tony Albert. Featuring a foreword by Hetti Perkins and an in-depth interview with the artist by notable curator Maura …

  • Aboriginal Art Series
ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian
# 14838

    # 14838

    ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian

    Aboriginal Art Series

    [North Sydney] : Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Pty. Ltd., with assistance from the Aboriginal Arts Board and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, [c.1975-79]. Complete set of 10 pamphlets, nos. 1 – 10, each a single sheet folding to 220 x 105 mm, each with 8 pp, illustrations in colour and black and white, and a …

  • Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia
MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny. [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]
# 14729

    # 14729

    MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny. [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]

    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia

    [Souvenir catalogue].  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. Souvenir catalogue, large format poster, folded into 3 panels, 435 mm tall.  A rare souvenir catalogue of the first exhibition of …

  • Albert Namatjira. The life and work of an Australian painter
AMADIO, Nadine et a
# 14286

    # 14286

    AMADIO, Nadine et a

    Albert Namatjira. The life and work of an Australian painter

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1986. First edition. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 102, illustrated, previous owner's name to endpaper. 

  • Desert Mob 20th Anniversary Print Folio
WATSON, Judy Napangardi et al
# 13688

    # 13688

    WATSON, Judy Napangardi et al

    Desert Mob 20th Anniversary Print Folio

    Darwin : Basil Hall Editions, 2010. Folding clamshell box with a unique piece of Tjanpi Desert weaving set into the lid, housing 40 original woodblocks by Aboriginal artists from 38 art centres across Australia. Limited to 10 copies, accompanied by certificates of authenticity from each art centre. In 2010 a commemorative folio of original artworks …

  • Rex Batterbee : artist and founder of the Aboriginal art movement in Central Australia
STREHLOW, T. G. H.
# 11691

    # 11691

    STREHLOW, T. G. H.

    Rex Batterbee : artist and founder of the Aboriginal art movement in Central Australia

    Sydney : The Legend Press, 1956. Quarto, boards (a little worn along lower edge) in illustrated dustjacket (worn), pp. 48, previous owner's name to endpaper, illustrated.

  • Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson Ngayuku Ngura - My Country (special edition, with original painting)
McGREGOR, Ken and GEISSLER, Marie

# 9953

    # 9953

    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 …

  • A myriad of dreaming : Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art
DIGGINS, Lauraine
# 11577

    # 11577

    DIGGINS, Lauraine

    A myriad of dreaming : twentieth century Aboriginal Art

    Melbourne : Lauraine Diggins, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, top edge slightly sunned, pp. 140, illustrated, a few leaves slightly water damaged, overall a good copy.

  • Spirit in land : bark paintings from Arnhem Land in the National Gallery of Victoria
RYAN, Judith
# 11482

    # 11482

    RYAN, Judith

    Spirit in land : bark paintings from Arnhem Land in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, [1990]. Quarto, pictorial card covers, viii, 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition staged at the NGV in 1990. 

  • Contemporary Aboriginal Art : a guide to the rebirth of an ancient culture
MCCULLOCH, Susan
# 11576

    # 11576

    MCCULLOCH, Susan

    Contemporary Aboriginal Art : a guide to the rebirth of an ancient culture

    Melbourne : Allen & Unwin, 1999. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (sunned), pp. 240, illustrated. Includes sections on the Central and Western Deserts, The Kimberley, Arnhem Land, contemporary art. 

  • The art of Albert Namatjira (signed with a drawing)
MOUNTFORD, Charles P.
# 10195

    # 10195

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    The art of Albert Namatjira (signed with a drawing)

    Foreword by R.H. Croll. Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1944 (1949). Fifth edition. Quarto, papered boards with gilt lettering, in illustrated dust jacket (loss to lower corner), 79 pp, illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Signed by the artist on the dedication page with a full page ink drawing of a landscape with a …

  • The Heritage of Namatjira. The Watercolourists of Central Australia.
[NAMATJIRA]. HARDY, Jane, MEGAW, J.V.S., and MEGAW, M. Ruth
# 10190

    # 10190

    [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.

  • White on black. The Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (presentation copy to Sidney Nolan)
[NOLAN]. DUTTON, Geoffrey.
# 10311

    # 10311

    [NOLAN]. DUTTON, Geoffrey.

    White on black. The Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (presentation copy to Sidney Nolan)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1974. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a little worn), pp. 168, extensively illustrated. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Sidney and Cynthia Nolan by the author 'For Cynthia & Sid with love Geoff. 26 February 1974 & thanks for plate 28!'. Colour plate 28 is of 'Aboriginal Miner' by Sidney Nolan …

  • Walkabout : The early art of the Australian Aborigines / L’art ancien des Aborigènes d’australie
GALERIE MEYER.
# 10285

    # 10285

    GALERIE MEYER.

    Walkabout : The early art of the Australian Aborigines / L’art ancien des Aborigènes d’australie

    And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d'art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11-Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth century …

  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alkahere. Paintings from Utopia (hardcover)
[KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo.
# 10136

    # 10136

    [KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo.

    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.

  • Australian Aboriginal art
BARRETT, Charles L and KENYON, A. S.

# 9318

    # 9318

    BARRETT, Charles L and KENYON, A. S.

    Australian Aboriginal art

    Melbourne : National Museum of Victoria, 1952. Octavo, decorated paper wrappers, pp. 40, numerous illustrations, a very good copy.

  • The art of Albert Namatjira
MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

# 9218

    # 9218

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    The art of Albert Namatjira

    Foreword by R.H. Croll. Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1944 (1945). Third edition. Quarto, papered boards with gilt lettering, in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of neat tears, edges rubbed), 79 pp, illustrated with b/w and colour plates, a good copy.  

  • Kathleen Petyarre : genius of place
NICHOLLS, Christine; NORTH, Ian

# 8806

    # 8806

    NICHOLLS, Christine; NORTH, Ian

    Kathleen Petyarre : genius of place

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 96pp. Exhibition catalogue of indigenous with numerous full page coloured plates throughout. Bookseller's stamp on title page.

  • Gummaroi dreaming : Biggibilla, Australian Aboriginal Artist

# 8799

    # 8799

    Gummaroi dreaming : Biggibilla, Australian Aboriginal Artist

    Venice : Comune di Venezia Assessorato all Cultura, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 70pp, numerous full page coloured plates throughout. Text in Italian, English, and Japanese.

  • Spirit country. Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art
ISAACS, Jennifer

# 8326

    # 8326

    ISAACS, Jennifer

    Spirit country. Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2004. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 240, gallery stamp to title page, reprint of the original 1999 edition, illustrated in colour throughout, produced in association with the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco on the occasion of the exhibition 'Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Ganther Myer Collection' in 1999. …

  • Hot springs : the Northern Territory and contemporary Australian artists
MURRAY, Daena

# 8305

    # 8305

    MURRAY, Daena

    Hot springs : the Northern Territory and contemporary Australian artists

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2012. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket (light crease to top edge), pp. 320, vibrantly illustrated in colour throughout, foreword by Nicolas Rothwell, informative text by Daena Murray, contains over 120 illustrations including works by great Australian artists Ian Fairweather, Emily Kngwarreye, Pamela Lofts, Judy Cassab, Ningura Napurrula, Lawrence Daws, Kim …

  • Jimmy Pike : graphics from the Christensen Fund Collection.
[JIMMY PIKE]

# 8016

    # 8016

    [JIMMY PIKE]

    Jimmy Pike : graphics from the Christensen Fund Collection.

    Perth : Christensen Fund, 1988. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 55pp. Illustrated in colour, with essays 'The Song of Jimmy Pike' and 'The Art of Jimmy Pike' by Nadine Amadio.

  • The dictionary of Australian artists.
KERR, Joan

# 7632

    # 7632

    KERR, Joan

    The dictionary of Australian artists.

    Painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1992. Thick quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine with a couple of short tears and a little sunned), pp. 889 extensively illustrated. An invaluable reference on colonial Australian artists.

  • Australian Aboriginal Art
BARRETT, Charles L and KENYON, A. S.

# 5825

    # 5825

    BARRETT, Charles L and KENYON, A. S.

    Australian Aboriginal Art

    Melbourne : National Museum of Victoria, 1958 (reprint). Octavo, decorated paper wrappers, pp. 40, numerous illustrations. 

  • The art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
JOHNSON, Vivien

# 4080

    # 4080

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    The art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

    Sydney : Gordon and Breach International, 1994. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 177, extensively illustrated. Scarce

  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alkahere. Paintings from Utopia.
[KNGWARREYE]. NEALE, Margo.
# 2971

    # 2971

    [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.