Northern Territory

  • # 28198

    CARRUTHERS, Jane and STIEBEL, Lindy

    Thomas Baines : exploring tropical Australia 1856 to 1857

    Canberra, ACT : National Museum of Australia, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 178, illustrated, large fold out map in rear pocket. Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857 focuses on a little known but fascinating contribution by Baines to Augustus Gregory’s North Australian Expedition: the artist–explorer’s audacious attempt, in an open longboat with two …

  • # 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 …

  • # 28011

    DE LISLE, Gordon (1923-2002) (photographer)

    Djawa painting a bark at Millingimbi Mission, Arnhem Land.

    Front cover photographic illustration for Parade magazine, August 1965, no. 177. Melbourne : Southdown Press Pty. Ltd., 1965. Quarto (285 x 200 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, stapled, 66 pp (including wrappers), illustrated; a fine complete copy of the August 1965 issue. From page 3: ‘Our cover: Djawa, head man of an Arnhem Land tribe, spends his …

  • # 28086

    WALSH, Grahame L.

    Bradshaw art of the Kimberley (signed copy)

    Toowong : Takarakka Nowan Kas Publications, 2000. Oblong quarto, faux crocodile skin with pictorial inlay, illustrated endpapers, pp. [vi]; x; [4], 464, extensively illustrated; a fine copy, signed and inscribed on the title page by Grahame Walsh. Original prospectus enclosed. Since their ‘discovery’ by pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw in 1891, the Bradshaw rock paintings of the …

  • # 27464

    LAVERTY, Colin and Elizabeth, et al

    Beyond Sacred. Recent paintings from Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities : the collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2008. First edition. Folio (34 cm tall), boards in diecut folding dustjacket (very lightly marked), illustrated endpapers, pp. [viii]; 352, extensively illustrated. A comprehensive, visually stunning survey of recent Aboriginal art, with images of more than 250 paintings. It tells the story of Aboriginal art and its growing presence in …

  • # 27265

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Lives of the Papunya Tula artists

    Alice Springs : IAD Press, 2008.Quarto, illustrated boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 402, extensively illustrated. ”Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists’ chronicles the beginning of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men …

  • # 27541

    FORTESCUE, Elizabeth

    Art of Utopia

    Introduction and essays by Elizabeth Fortescue; illustrations, comments, footnotes, Werner Obermeier; photography, Elena & Werner Obermeier. Adelaide : Boomerang Art, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, previous owner’s name to half-title, pp. 120, illustrated. ‘Packed with bright images of their paintings, this 120-page illustrated publication gives a colourful account of the art of the late Minnie Pwerle …

  • # 27603


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, Monday June 24 2002.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2002. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 232; auction catalogue with 407 lots, most illustrated in colour, with index of artists; contains many important works including a drawing by 19th century Victorian artist Tommy McRae, watercolours on paper by Kimberley (northwest Western Australia) artist Wattie Karruwara (cover illustration), wandjina …

  • # 27794

    KEAN, John (curator)

    East to West : Land in Papunya Tula painting

    [Adelaide] : Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., 1990. Illustrated card portfolio, map of the key sites and language groups for Papunya Tula painting, 10 illustrated cards on the painting movement and individual artists including Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Uta Uta Tjangala, and Anatjari Tjakamarra. Scarce.

  • # 27764

    WEST, Margaret K. et al.

    Hermannsburg potters : lyate nwerne urrkngele mpareme = (now we are working with clay)

    Darwin, N.T. : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated. Catalogue for exhibition; essays cover history of pottery at Hermannsburg; development of the Hermannsburg potters; works in exhibition include pots and ceramic tiles; biographies of artists.

  • # 27634

    TJAPALTJARRI, Clifford Possum, et alia

    Mr. Sandman bring me a dream

    Alice Springs : Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., and Sydney : Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd., 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. 64, preliminaries foxed, illustrated with images of the artists and their paintings. Foreword by Clifton Pugh. An early publication on the Papunya Tula painters.

  • # 27617

    PERRURLE, Billy Benn (1943 - 2012)

    Billy Benn

    Bill Benn Perrurle, Catherine Peattie ; with essays by Ian McLean, Judith Ryan ; translations by David Moore. Alice Springs, N.T. : IAD Press, 2011. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 164, illustrated. New copy. Billy Benn is a landscape painter from Atitjere (Artetyerre/Harts Range) in Central Australia. He primarily paints the country passed to him …

  • # 27562

    BOULTER, Michael

    The art of Utopia: a new direction in contemporary Aboriginal art

    Sydney : Craftsman, 1991. Quarto, boards in pictorial dust jacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 180, foreword by Christopher Hodges, text by Michael Boulter, includes illustrated works from a vast number of important Australian artists. A good copy. Includes work by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Petyarre sisters, and others.

  • # 27148

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)

    Атлас мира. Австралия и Океания Антарктида / Atlas mira. Avstralii︠a︡ i Okeanii︠a︡ Antarktida

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …