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Tim Storrier (deluxe edition with signed etching))

KLEPAC, Lou Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2018. Quarto, gilt-blocked red cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 264, fully illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies, specially bound, signed by the artist, with an original four colour signed etching 'Night Horse' loosely enclosed. A mint copy. Tim Storrier (b. 1949) is a consummate and acclaimed artist who has made a significant contribution to Australian art. He has been awarded some of the most prestigious prizes including the Sulman Prize (twice), the Archibald Prize, the Art Gallery Packing Room Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. He was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for three terms and in 1994 was awarded an Order of Australia (AM). He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and in all major Australian public collections, as well as in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He became a celebrity when at the age of nineteen he was awarded the Sulman Prize, the youngest artist ever to win it. Talented and precocious, he had two mentors who provided the young artist with support and encouragement, Brett Whiteley and John Olsen. Olsen also introduced him to Lake Eyre in 1976, which was a seminal experience for the young artist. Through a long and active career, Storrier has produced a large body of work which includes some paintings on a heroic scale. Known for his dramatic paintings of incendiary fires, Storrier only began to include the figure in his most recent work, where he has revealed another facet of his consummate skill as a painter. There have already been six books devoted to his work. In the foreword to one of them John Olsen described Storrier as: ?One of the most secretive and enigmatic artists working in Australia today ? a man of unpredictable intentions and directions, and one of the most original.? The book, written and created by Lou Klepac, contains paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture. Included are numerous quotes by the artist which adds a personal dimension to this comprehensive overview of Storrier?s achievement.
  • $672
[NEW GUINEA] 'Pa Ixa: (Debepali)

[NEW GUINEA] ‘Pa Ixa: (Debepali)

UNEVANGELIZED FIELDS MISSION [Drop title]. Port Moresby, PNG : Unevangelized Fields Mission Press, [between 1960 and 1970]. Octavo (215 mm), stapled pictorial red wrappers printed in black, pp. 26; Christian hymn book with English hymn titles and main text of each hymn in an (unidentified) indigenous Papuan language; outermost leaves very lightly foxed, else very good throughout. No other copy located; appears completely unrecorded. Note: As we have not been able to uncover any linguistic information about Debepali, it seems doubtful that this word in the title refers to the language or dialect used in this hymn book. 'When the Unevangelised Fields Mission (UFM) was formed in England in 1931, Australian missionary work in Papua New Guinea conducted by the Melbourne Bible Institute under the auspices of the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade was transferred to the UFM. In the 1930s, three UFM missionaries, Albert Drysdale of the Melbourne Bible Institute, Theo Berger and Gordon Rodgers, undertook pioneering work in the Western Province. By 1935 there were four UFM missionaries at the head station of Madiri, three at Balimo, and two at Awaba on the Aramia River. Another station at Wasau on the Fly River was under preparation. The Mission gained in stability and direction when, in 1939, J.T. Storey was appointed general secretary of the Home Council in Melbourne, Len E. Buck was appointed chairman of the Council and George Sexton became field leader. These three men retained their positions for 30 years. In 1940, the Mission expanded into Gogodala territory and shifted its headquarters to Wasau. In December 1941, the Australian missionaries were evacuated, leaving the mission stations in charge of evangelistic converts who consolidated Christianity among the Gogodala people. After the war, the UFM established a Bible school and an indigenous pastorate, and a Gogodala district church council was constituted in 1954. Mission work spread into the Southern Highlands. In 1966, the UFM churches officially constituted a national church, the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea. In 1969, the UFM Australia and New Zealand Branch became independently known as the Asia Pacific Christian Mission (APCM), and extended its activities in the Asia-Pacific region. It went on to establish missions in Irian Jaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. In 1998, APCM and Pioneers USA formally merged, to form Pioneers International. APCM's former director, Doug McConnell became the Pioneers International director.' (National Library of Australia)
  • $41