The State Library of Victoria holds a number of documents relating to Isabel Davies in their Australian Art and Artists file. The Library holdings include a set of five artist’s journals/scrapbooks which contain documents relating to Davies’ career. The SLV also holds three artist's books created by her: Italian Memory Boxes, One Hundred Days around Australia and Transition at Chillagoe.
Davies' most recent exhibition was reviewed by Victoria Perin on 18 May, 2019 for Memo Review. This can be found on the Memo Review website.
The Women's Art Register holds information relating to individual artists. Many of the images and most of the text on this website are held in an information folder at the Women’s Art Register. Details about how to access these folders are available in the Resources section of their website.
The National Library of Australia holds a number of items relating to Isabel Davies including three artist's books created by her: Italian Memory Boxes, One Hundred Days around Australia and Transition at Chillagoe.
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Davies, I. (2016), One Hundred Days around Australia, self-published. ISBN: 978-0-9943338-1-0.
Davies, I. (2015), Italian Memory Boxes, self-published, Mebourne.
Davies, I. (2011), Transition at Chillagoe, self-published, Melbourne.
Davies, I. (1993), Journey: Lake Eyre to the Kimberley, self-published, Melbourne.
Davies, I. (1991), ‘Isabel Davies’, Craft Art International, No 23, November 1991 – January 1992.
Davies, I. (1981–82), ‘Monthly Cycle: The Women’s Art Game’, LIP: Australian Feminist Arts Journal, Melbourne, No 5, p 53. [This edition of LIP also included a lift-out version of the game.]
Davies, I. (1981–82), ‘Isabel Davies’, LIP: Australian Feminist Arts Journal, Melbourne, No 5, p 12.
Davies, I. (1978), ‘Women Artists – Talking, Writing, Thinking’, Women’s Art Forum Annual, Melbourne, pp 70–3.
Davies, I. (1980), ‘Isabel Davies – Multi-media assemblage artist’, in J. Duncan (ed.), Women and Art: Into the Eighties – Women and Writing: Into the Eighties, Clayton, VIC: Monash University, Dept. of Visual Arts.
Bagnall, D. (1988), ‘Art in the Box’, Australia Vogue Living, October, No 8, pp 140–3.
Campioni, M. (1992), ‘Isabel Davies: The Desert, the Artist, the Work’, Refractory Girl, No 42, Autumn.
Chamberlin, L. (1996), Art InSight, McGraw-Hill Book Company.
Chamberlin, L. (1998), Art Smart, McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
Drury, N. (1988), New Art Two: New Directions in Contemporary Australian Art, Roseville, NSW: Craftsman House.
Ely, M. (ed.) (1985), I50 Victorian Women Artists, Melbourne, Women 150, Visual Arts Committee.
Fenelon, J. (1981–82), ‘Currents in Criticism’, LIP: Australian Feminist Arts Journal, No 5, pp 48–52.
Fuller, M. (2003), ‘The Artist, the Headhunter, and the Playwright’, Australian Psychological Type Review, Vol 5, No 2, July, pp 3–8.
Germaine, M. (1979), Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney: Lansdowne Editions.
Germaine, M. (1990), Artists and Galleries of Australia, Roseville, NSW: Craftsman House.
Grant, K. (1994), Artwork of the Month, Queensland Art Gallery, September.
Isaacs, J. (1987), The Gentle Arts: 200 Years of Australian Women’s Domestic and Decorative Arts, Sydney: Lansdowne.
Kirby, S. (1989), ‘Echoes of Mungo’, Craft Arts International, No 16.
Kirby, S. (1992), Sight Lines: Women’s Art and Feminist Perspectives in Australia, Sydney: Craftsman House.
Kirby, S. (1993), ‘Messages from a Journey’, Women’s Art Register Bulletin, No 17, pp 6–7.
Macquarie Galleries (1988), Macquarie Galleries Bulletin, October, No 27.
Macquarie Galleries (1990), Macquarie Galleries Bulletin, July, No 34.
McCulloch, A. & McCulloch, S. (1994), Encyclopaedia of Australian Art (3rd edn, revised and updated by Susan McCulloch), Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
McHunter, E. (1993), ‘Collect, Recollect’, Farrago, Edition 5, Vol 72, 11 May.
McIntyre, A. (1990), Contemporary Australian Collage and its Origins, Roseville, NSW: Craftsman House.
Sarris, J. (1991), ‘Fragments of Information’, Portfolio, Vol 7, No 4, February, p 82.
Scarlett, K. (1980), Australian Sculptors, West Melbourne, VIC: Nelson.
Stacey, W. (1972), The Artist Craftsman in Australia: Aspects of Sensibility, Crows Nest, NSW: Jack Pollard.
Sturgeon, G. (1985), Sculpture at Mildura: The Story of the Mildura Sculpture Triennial, 1961–1982, Mildura, VIC: Mildura City Council.
Who’s Who of Australian Women (1982), compiled by Andrea Lofthouse; based on research by Vivienne Smith, Sydney: Methuen Australia.
Women Artists of Australia (1981), Chrysalis Films for South Australian Film Corp. [Video]
Women’s Art Forum of Victoria (1978), Women’s Art Forum Annual.
Women’s Art Movement (1978), The Women’s Show, Adelaide, St Peters, SA: Experimental Art Foundation.
Women’s Art Register of Victoria (1989), News Bulletin, Vol 2, No 3.
Women’s Art Register of Victoria (1993), News Bulletin, No 17.
Women’s Art Register of Victoria (2003), News Bulletin, No 35.