Featured Acquisitions | Australian Art Winter

We present a list of 300+ books and catalogues on AUSTRALIAN ART & ARTISTS.

  • # 22512

    THOMAS, David

    The life and art of Rupert Bunny : a catalogue raisonné in two volumes.

    Melbourne : Thames &​ Hudson Australia, 2017. Two volumes, quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 88. 208, extensively illustrated, in buckram slipcase. New copy. ‘Australia’s most internationally acclaimed artist of his time, Rupert Bunny’s life and career was predominantly spent in France before his return to Australia. Combining research from previously unknown letters and diaries with works …

  • # 22506

    KING, Natalie (series editor)

    Polixeni Papapetrou

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. 96, illustrated in colour.

  • # 22508

    TUNNICLIFFE, Wayne (editor)

    John Russell : Australia’s French Impressionist

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales and Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 264, illustrated in colour. Contributions by Hilary Spurling, Anne Galbally, Elena Taylor, Anne Ryan, Paula Dredge, Jackie Dunn, Nick Yelverton, and Anne Gerard Austin Australian artist John Russell (1858-1930) was an active and influential member of the …

  • # 22507

    KING, Natalie (series editor)

    Del Kathryn Barton

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. 96, illustrated in colour.

  • # 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.

  • # 22483

    OPPEN, Monica; LYSSIOTIS, Peter, et al.

    The silent scream.

    Political and social comment in books by artists. Essays by Monica Oppen, Peter Lyssiotis, Walter Struve, Scott McQuire, Humphrey McQueen, Des Cowley. Sydney : Ant Press for Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, 2011. Quarto, laminated card wrappers, 189 pp. fully illustrated. Produced to accompany the exhibition at Monash University Library of international and Australian artists’ books …

  • # 22474

    [PLATTEN]. LOCK-WEIR, Tracey

    Anna Platten

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2012. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp. 132, richly illustrated in colour, foreword by Nick Mitzevich (director), text on Platten’s works and practice written by Tracey Lock-Weir. A new copy.

  • # 22472

    QUILTY, Ben

    Ben Quilty.

    [Docklands, VIC] : Penguin Random House, 2019. Quarto (300 x 260 mm), publisher’s boards in illustrated dust jacket, 343 pp, colour illustrated; with a foreword by Richard Flanagan; an as new copy. A celebration of the last two decades of work from Australian artist Ben Quilty, to coincide with a major retrospective of his work.

  • # 22461

    McKAY, Peter et al

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious affection

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2018. Quarto, illistrated boards, pp. 202, illustrated. Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative and startlingly life-like artworks surprise and enchant with their fantastic rendering of the near future — a world in which DNA editing is commonplace, machinery is sentient, and life both old and new is flourishing. This publication accompanying the exhibition …

  • # 22456

    [NOLAN, Sidney]

    Sidney Nolan : Landscapes and legends

    Sydney : Gould Galleries, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, [pp 100]. Gould’s exhibition of Nolan paintings brought together 30 pieces, all shown in full colour, that ranged across the artist oeuvre, from his iconic Kelly paintings, to his Leda and the Swan and Burke & Wills series.

  • # 22455

    [NOLAN, Sidney]

    Nolan 1917 – 1992

    Sydney : Eva Breuer Art Dealer, [2007]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, colour illustrations throughout. Catalogue of 65 works including items from the Ned Kelly, Leda and the Swan, and Africa collections.

  • # 22424

    CANNING, Criss

    Criss Canning 2008

    Melbourne : Metro 5 Gallery, 2008. Small quarto, blind embossed diecut wrappers, pp. 24, illustrated. Fine copy.

  • # 22423

    SUMMERHAYES, Catherine

    The moving images of Tracey Moffatt

    Milan : Charta, 2007. Quarto, boards, pp. 250, illustrated. As new copy in shrinkwrap. A monograph which comprehensively examines Moffatt’s contemporary cinematic oeuvre, approaching it simultaneously as film, performance art, documentation and photography

  • # 22391

    LYNN, Victoria (curator); PICCININI, Patricia; HESTER, Joy

    Patricia Piccinini & Joy Hester : through love

    Melbourne : TarraWarra Museum of Art, November 2018. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, illustrated endpapers, pp. 126, illustrated Catalogue for an Exhibition held at TarraWarra Museum of Art from 24 November 2018 – 11 March 2019. ‘Love and intimacy are the focus of this major exhibition that pairs the work of globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini with …

  • # 22379

    SMITH, Ivan and OLSEN, John

    A sliver of time

    Sydney : Harper & Row, 1981. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (lightly sunned), pp. 80, illustrated. A very good copy of the illustrated story.

  • # 22378

    [TUCKER, Albert]

    Albert Tucker : the timeless land

    Sydney : Second East Auction Holdings, 2010. Quarto, white illustrated wrappers, pp. 116, illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue of 54 works by Australian artist Albert Tucker. Includes price list.