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image of Jubilee Exhibition of Australian Art

Jubilee Exhibition of Australian Art

by THOMAS, Laurence, organiser

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Published
1951
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First Edition
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1951. First Edition. Catalogue for the exhibition organised by Lawrence Thomas. Perhaps most interesting for its mixture of indigenous and non-indigenous artists. Small octavo, decorated wrappers, catalogue with plates in colour and black & white, near fine.
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image of Rex Battarbee.; Artist and Founder of the Aboriginal Art Movement in Central Australia

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Sydney: Legend Press, 1956. "It was almost certainly Battarbee's paintings of their homeland that first induced Namatjira and his Aboriginal followers to take up water-colour painting. There is perhaps no higher tribute possible to a painter from his public than the admiration that has been bestowed by a dispossessed native population upon an intruding white man engaged in interpreting… Read more
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image of Warlukurlangu Artists. Yuendumu Doors. Kuruwarri

Warlukurlangu Artists. Yuendumu Doors. Kuruwarri

by [Aboriginal Art]

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1987. First Edition. This study of the Warlukurlangu Artists from the Northern Territory explores the complex relationship between paintings, stories and Dreamings. The first painting in the book is of the Young Boys' Dreaming. The book proceeds through 29 other paintings including such Dreamings as Yam, Witchetty Grub, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Honey Ant, Rain… Read more
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Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

by BATTARBEE, Rex

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Published
1951
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First Edition
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1951. First Edition. Examines the emergence of the "Hermannsburg School of Native Painting". Chapters on the following Aboriginal artists of historical significance: Albert Namatjira, Edwin, Otto and Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos, Ewald and Oscar Namatjira, Henoch Raberaba & Richard Moketarinja. Card paper-clipped to front endpaper reads: Merry Christmas Reg, Colin Roderick (highly influential figure… Read more
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image of Time Before Morning. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines

Time Before Morning. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines

by ALLEN, Louis A.

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Published
1975
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First Edition
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. First Edition. First edition work on the art and myths of the Aborigines of Arnhem Land. This copy has been inscribed to esteemed anthropologist Dr Fred McCarthy and signed by the author. Small quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original brown cloth, near fine copy in a clean dust-jacket.
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Prehistoric Art of Australia

by STUBBS, Dacre

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Published
1979
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Melbourne: Sun Academy Series, 1979. General editor: Cedric Flower. Abridged edition of the 1974 Macmillan imprint. Includes chapters on cave paintings, carved trees, and rock engravings, Quarto, colour and black & white illustration; original illustrated wrappers, a bit scuffed, still a good copy.
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Art in Arnhem Land

by ELKIN, A.P. & BERNDT, Catherine and Ronald

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Published
1950
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1950. Scarce first Australian edition. Detailed account of Arnhem land art and artefacts: both authors were leading anthropologists and their analysis of the images remains within social and technological frameworks. Loosely inserted small photograph of Aboriginal warrior-theme artwork (wooden relief with shield and figure) dated 1951. Quarto, colour and black & white plates, fold-out black… Read more
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image of Art in Australia. A Quarterly Journal. Third Series Number 59

Art in Australia. A Quarterly Journal. Third Series Number 59

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon

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Published
1935
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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1935. Of interest: 'Inspiration and Design in Aboriginal Art' by Ursula H. McConnel, detailed eight page article with four plates in colour of shield patterns and eight plates of Aboriginal subjects in black & white: the Chinese porcelain collection of Dr. R.S. Godsall, illustrated; tipped frontispiece plate of a watercolour by Kenneth Macqueen; some… Read more
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