Indigenous Australian Artists

  • # 17075

    BATTARBEE, Rex and Bernice

    Modern Aboriginal paintings

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1971. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, unpaginated, illustrated in colour. 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. Slight crease lower edge dustjacket else a fine 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.

  • # 17013

    HALL, Vic

    Namatjira of the Aranda

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 56, plus numerous photographic plates, publisher’s Compliments slip pasted on to the front free endpaper, signed by the author on the title page. A very good copy.

  • # 17009

    HUTCHERSON, Gillian

    Djalkiri wänga. The land is my foundation : 50 years of Aboriginal art from Yirrkala,

    Nedlands, W.A. : The University of W.A. Berndt Museum of Anthropology, [1995]. Berndt Museum of Anthropolgy, Occasional Paper No. 4. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 52 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition first exhibited at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, July 1995. Text partly based on …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15243

    RENNIE, Reko; GILCHRIST, Stephen

    Reko Rennie : Patternation

    Charlottesville : Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, [2011]. Folded sheet, 230 x 450 mm, comprising [6] pages each 230 x 150 mm, colour illustrations; fine. Catalogue for the Reko Rennie : Patternation exhibition held at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 28 January to 4 April 2011, curated by …

  • # 15704

    Jilamara Arts and Crafts

    Living Tiwi: Tiwi Awuta Yimpanguwi. Contemporary Tiwi paintings from Milikapiti, Melville Island

    Melville Island, Northern Territory : Jilamara Arts and Crafts, 2004. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (stickers on lower wrapper), pp 40. Text in English and German.

  • # 15313

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

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

    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, …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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. 

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.  

  • # 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.

  • # 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. …

  • # 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.

  • # 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. 

  • # 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.