In July 2020 Piper Press relaunched this site to continue to provide art books of outstanding quality and value. 

For 30 years Piper Press has showcased leading Australian writers and artists through books that are meticulously designed and edited to make contemporary art accessible and inspiring for us all.

Piper Press sells a range art books by leading publishers. Many titles are exclusive to Piper Press and all represent what we believe are the best titles on their particular subject, and the subjects chosen are the most compelling for our audiences.

Subjects include women, Indigenous, emerging and established artists, and these are grouped into collections that are accessed by the links on this page – Australian, Aboriginal, Women, etc.

Many titles are discounted between 10% and 50%, and occasionally higher discounts apply.

The directors of Piper Press, John Dunn and Margaret Bishop both had careers in art education and curriculum development before Piper Press. It was while working in art education in the 1970s and 1980s that we noticed women, Indigenous artists and mid-career artists were underrepresented in publications, and this was a motivating factor in establishing Piper Press.

Subjects of early titles included Tracey Moffatt, Julie Rrap, Fiona Foley and Fiona Hall. More recent titles have included Patricia Piccinini, William Robinson, Euan Macleod, Del Kathryn Barton, Bronwyn Oliver and the Sirius building.

Piper Press is partnering with NewSouth Books to distribute Piper Press titles to booksellers, allowing Piper Press to concentrate on providing art books to individuals, schools and libraries.

Regards – John + Margaret



Piper Press
37 Lower Fort Street Dawes Point

phone. 02 9251 8650
email. piperpress@bigpond.com