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Detail of front wrap of A KIMBERLEY ADVENTURE - Rediscovering the Bradshaw Figures (parker02ap 170/226  PARK02)
Parker, Adrian; John Bradshaw & Chris Done A KIMBERLEY ADVENTURE. Rediscovering the Bradshaw Figures. BNo.9780- 98035-213-9. First Edition, 2007 (pb). Pp: iv, 60; 280mm x 210mm; 0.32kg. num col, 2maps. Introduction, selected sources and further reading, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Gecko Books, Adelaide, 2007. (This book outlines the events of Joseph Bradshaw's 1891 Prince Regent River expedition through the remote Kimberley region to discover the galleries and mysterious rock painting figures. The book retrace Bradshaw's expedition with Adrian Parker and Chris Done and presents an extensive range of photographs of rock paintings and galleries encountered during the expedition) (Keywords: Ancient rock art, traditional, Australia, Aboriginal, Bradshaw figures, rock painting, galleries).
Book Code: W213 SOLD - now out of stock AU$27
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Detail of front wrap of CROSSING COUNTRY - The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art  (perkins6p  150/206  PERK6)
Perkins, Hetti (curatorial editor & essays). CROSSING COUNTRY: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art. BNo.0-7347-6359-X. First Edition, 2004 (pb). Pp: 240; 300mm x 245mm; 1.60kg. num col, some b/w, 1 map. Author's notes, lenders, acknowledgments, foreword, artist biographies, list of works, select chronology, glossary, contributos, select bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy in illustrated wrap. Wrp: vg. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004. (This book was published to accompany the landmark exhibition, Crossing Country: The alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, which reveals the strength and beauty of Western Arnhem Land. It is also the extraordinary story of the artists and their unique atanding in Australia's cultural landscape. Essays include: Crossing Country: The alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art by Hetti Perkins; Barridjangonhmi Bimi Paint It For Me! By Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek; Growing Up in a Painted Landscape by Murray Garde; Our Spirits Lie in the Water by Ivan Namirrkki; Fire in the Water: Inspiration from Country by Luke Taylor; That's My Story by Mary Marabamba; John Mawurndjul: The Artist at Work by Jenni Carter; I'm a Chemist Man, Myself by John Mawurndjul; Anchor Kulunba: The Artist at Work by Jon Altman; Kuninjku Women and the Power of Making Art by Apolline Kohen; and others) (Keywords: Contemporary, traditional art, Northern Australia, Aboriginal, Western Arnhem Land, bark paintings, sculptures).
Book Code: R502 AU$68
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Detail of front cover of GAMARADA. (phillips1p 150/194)
Phillips, Sandra (editor). GAMARADA - Friends. The Art Gallery of New South Wales. BNo. 0-7310-9716-5. First Edition, 1996 (pb). Pp: 84; 280mm x 240mm; 0.50kg. 87 col, 13 b/w. Contributors, foreword, introduction. A good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear; light water stain in edge-margin last two pages). The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1996. (This publication is a catalogue of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art donated to the Gallery by Friends) (Keywords: Tribal art, Australia, Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Arnhem Land, Groote Eylandt).
Book Code: R379 AU$35
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Detail of front cover of VOICES OF THE EARTH. (pizzi01p 170/220  PIZZ01)
Pizzi, Gabrielle (curator & text). VOICES OF THE EARTH. Paintings, Photography and Sculpture from Aboriginal Australia. BNo. 0-646-28895-4. First Edition 1996 (pb). Pp: 88; 280mm x 245mm; 0.45kg. 32 col. Acknowledgments, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, 1996. (This catalogue was produced for an exhibition in Seoul and it presents 18 paintings, 4 sculptures and 10 photographs. The painters exhibited are from Haasts Bluff, Papunya, Utopia, Balgo Hills, and Yuendumu) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Australia, Aboriginal, Central).
Book Code: T293 SOLD - now out of stock AU$55
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Detail of front cover of VOICES OF THE EARTH. (pizzi02p 170/221  PIZZ02)
Pizzi, Gabrielle (curator). METAMORPHOSIS. Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Photography and Sculpture - Palazzo Papadopoli, Venezia - 14 giugno - 13 luglio 1997. BNo. n/a. First Edition 1997 (pb). Pp: 96; 280mm x 210mm; 0.52kg. 56 col. Artists' details, selected bibliography, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Grafiche Vianello di Ponzano, Treviso, 1997. (This catalogue contains essays written in both Italian and English. The Liberty of Memory (Achille Bonito Oliva); Metamorphosis (Gabrielle Pizzi); Over the Garden Wall and Patterns of Connections (Leah King-Smith). The display section has two full-page colour presentations on each of 23 sculptures from eleven Arnhem Land sculptors and 10 colour photographs of Leah King-Smith) (Keywords: Sculpture, photographs, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land).
Book Code: V246 AU$45
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Detail of wrap - PUULWAY - Wik and Kugu Totems. (pizzi10p 170/218  PIZZ10)
Pizzi, Samantha (editor); Peter Sutton & Joanna Bosse (text). PUULWAY - WIK AND KUGU TOTEMS - Contemporary Australian Sculpture from Aurukun. Exhibition at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, 2007. BNo.978-0-646-47809-8. First Edition 2007 (pb). Pp: 68; 275mm x 210mm; 0.40kg. 48 col. Essays, curriculum vitae, biography, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, 2007. (This catalogue was published for the exhibition Puulway - Wik and Kugu Totems which was held in Melbourne at the Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in August and September 2007) (Keywords: Sculpture, Australia, Aboriginal, western Cape York Peninsula, Aurukun people, David Bell, Jack Bell, Maurice Kepple, Craig Koomeeta, Duncan Korkatain, Garry Namponan, Leigh Namponan, Arthur Koo'ekka Pambegan Jrn, Horace Wikmunea, Ron Yunkaporta, and Steven Yunkaporta).
Book Code: V251 AU$30
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Detail of wrap - TJUKURRPA.   Desert Paintings of Central Australia. (premont01bp 165/220  PREM01)
Premont, Roslyn & Mark Lennard. TJUKURRPA. Desert Paintings of Central Australia. Photography by Claude Coirault. BNo. 0-642-13192-9. Second Impression, 1989(1988) (pb). Pp: 63; 285mm x 210mm; 0.32kg. 70 col. Preface, foreword, introduction. A good paperback copy in illustrated card wrap. Wrp: g. (minor wear at corners). Centre for Aboriginal Artists, Alice Springs, 1989. (This book is a catalogue for a collection of Central and Western Desert paintings which were painted during 1987 and therefore the most recent developments at the time in style, colour and subject matter. There were 20 or so communities which produced this art) (Keywords: Contemporary art, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Warlpiri, Luritja, Anmatjera, Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Tjungurrayi,Tjupurrula, Tjapanunga, Tjampitjinpa, Tjungala, Napangardi, Nungurrayi).
Book Code: M680 AU$65
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Detail of wrapper - LEGEND AND DREAMING (robinson03ap 200/150 ROBI03)
Robinson, Roland. LEGEND AND DREAMING. Legends of the Dream-time of the Australian Aborigines as related to Roland Robinson by men of the Djauan, Rimberunga, Mungarai-Ngalarkan and Yungmun tribes of Arnhem Land. BNo. n/a. New Edition 1967 (1952). Pp: 48; 185mm x 245mm; 0.34kg. 3 col(pl), 11 b/w, 3 fig, 1 map. Foreword by A.P. Elkin. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor tear in dw now in protective sleeve). Edwards & Shaw Pty Limited, Sydney, 1967. (Illustrated from paintings of the legendary figures made by the narrators in earth colours and charcoal. This book is the poetry and drama of their mythology, expressed in their painting, music, singing and dancing) (Keywords: Anthropology, mythology, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land).
Book Code: J032 AU$50
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Detail of wrapper - THE FEATHERED SERPENT (robinson4p 160/208 ROBI04)
Robinson, Roland. THE FEATHERED SERPENT. The Mythological Genesis and recreative ritual of the aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia; the Kuppapoingo, Jumpapoingo, Birrikilli, Miarr-Miarr and Leagulawulmirree tribes at Milingimbi; BNo. n/a. First Edition 1956. Pp: xvi, 88; 275mm x 220mm; 0.69kg. 4 col(pl), 13 fig, 1 map. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow, author's introduction. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear on dw & cvr; faint offsetting of col plates). Edward & Shaw, Sydney, 1956. ((continuation of sub-title) the Murinbata and Djamunjun tribes of Port Keats; the Djauan and Ngalarkan tribes at the Roper River; the Arranda, Luritja and Pitjantjara tribes of the Centre; chanted and translated by the old-men of these tribes to Roland Robinson) (Keywords: Anthropology, mythology, Australia, Aboriginal, ritual, rainbow serpent).
Book Code: L064 AU$100
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