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Aboriginal Art BooksAboriginal Art Books: Sale


Aboriginal art books cover a wide range of topics and regions. Below and on the following pages is a selection of the best books currently available. These include surveys of contemporary Aboriginal art and culture, overviews of art from different regions of Australia or by particular artists and accounts of rock art.

Book sale! All of the books listed below are being sold at or below wholesale price as we have decided, after 16 years, to focus solely on the sale of paintings and prints. Postage costs mean that these sell-out items are only available to buyers in Australia - inquire now as book stocks are low!

Note that the prices shown include packing and delivery within Australia.

Please ignore the box listing: "Delivery charges for this item" - the details are not correct; books are NOT available for export (postage costs too high).

 

Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs
Title: Contemporary Aboriginal Art - The Complete Guide
Price: $38.50 in Australia
$35.00 for Export.
BB69, 2008
Soft cover, 308 pages, McCulloch & McCulloch Art Books
19 x 27 cm
This book is the complete guide to Aboriginal art of Australia featuring: extensive profiles on more then 80 art regions, art centres and artists; more than 400 illustrations of artwork, landscape and artists in their country; a comprehensive introduction detailing the history of contemporary Aboriginal art; location maps; buyer's guide; and an exploration of the new media and styles of city-based artists. For more details see our information page.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $38
Mike Donaldson
Title: Kimberley Rock Art: Volume 1 Mitchell Plateau Area
Price: $110.00 in Australia
$100.00 for Export.
BB75, 2012
Hardcover book, section-sewn and case-bound, 528 pages
27 x 27 cm
The Mitchell Plateau area in Western Australia's Kimberley region has some of the world's most spectacular and ancient rock art, but much of it is remote and rarely seen. This beautifully illustrated book has more than 600 images of the art and its setting. All images have been approved for publication by the traditional owners. The book includes a comprehensive introduction covering early descriptions of the art and brief summaries of archaeology, geology and the importance of past sea-level changes. This is the first of 3 volumes covering the rock art of the Kimberley region. The book weighs 3.3 kg so only surface parcel post has been quoted - please contact us if you wish the parcel to be sent by air mail (approximately twice the cost).
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $55
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $55
Tjala Arts, Wakefield Press
Title: Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu - The lives and stories of the Tjala artists
Price: $49.50 in Australia
$45.00 for Export.
BB78, 2015
Hardcover book, 288 pages
29 x 26 cm
This collection of stories and artworks provides an exquisite insight into the individual and family histories that make Tjala Arts at the forefront of the Western Desert painting movement. Tjala Arts is located at Amata in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. This book weighs more than 2kg so unfortunately the postage charges are high.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $2
Europe/Other $2
Asia/Pacific $66
Wally Caruana, Thames and Hudson
Title: Aboriginal Art
Price: $27.50 in Australia
$25.00 for Export.
BB05, 2003 (2nd edition)
Paperback 143 pages
This is an excellent general overview and introduction to Aboriginal art, organised by regions and well illustrated.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $16
Judith Ryan
Title: Colour Power: Aboriginal Art Post 1984 in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria
Price: $38.50 in Australia
$35.00 for Export.
BB48, 2004
Soft cover, 160 pages publisher National Gallery of Victoria
24 x 29 cm
Colour Power reflects the diversity and dynamism of contemporary Aboriginal artwork. With artworks gathered largely from the National Gallery of Australia, this exhibition catalogue captures the vibrancy and beauty of Aboriginal artwork that is defined by colour. It features a variety of mediums, including acrylic and enamel paints, neon, glitter, wools, inks and dyes, metal, paper, canvas and textiles. Artists exhibited include: Willie Gudabi, Bert Jackson, Ngarta Biddy Bonney and Tracey Moffatt.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $38
Howard Morphy, Phaidon
Title: Aboriginal Art
Price: $30.80 in Australia
$28.00 for Export.
BB06, 1999
Paperback 448 pages
Morphy's book is the best overall description and review of Aboriginal art and culture. Unlike many other books, it is not organised by regions but rather by themes such as country, society, ritual, history and the struggle for survival. This offers a considerable richness of insight and understanding.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $77
Europe/Other $77
Asia/Pacific $27
Seear, L, Allen L, Mundine D, Quaill A et al.
Title: Story Place - Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest
Price: $40.70 in Australia
$37.00 for Export.
BB35, 2003
Soft cover, 240 pages, Queensland Art Gallery
22 x 28 cm
This book accompanied the first major survey exhibition of historical and contemporary art work from Cape York Peninsula. It surveys the art and culture of Cape York through a series of essays, interviews, and artist and community profiles. Richly illustrated, it features the art work, the people and the environments of Cape York.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $45
Europe/Other $55
Asia/Pacific $38
Anangaku Arts
Title: Tjukurpa Pulkatjara: The Power of the Law
Price: $30.80 in Australia
$28.00 for Export.
BB71, 2010
Soft cover, 180 pages, Wakefield Press
21 x 28 cm
This book celebrates the works of 48 senior artists from the tri-state region in the far north west of South Australia and the work of their Aboriginal-owned community art centres. The artists are at the heart of the contemporary Indigenous art movement and include: Jimmy Baker, Maringka Baker, Wingu Tingima, Tommy Mitchell, Harry Tjutjuna and Dicky Minyintri among others.
Delivery charge for this item:
Australia $33
North America $29
Europe/Other $38
Asia/Pacific $27
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