Self contained (1972) [W/P]

Pencil and fibre-tipped pen on paper, 51 x 76

titled [on reverse, in pencil]

Coll.: unknown

This work, exhibited in the 1991 Monash Arkley survey, appears in installation photos taken for the Monash Visual Arts slide library (as reproduced here); unfortunately no better image is available.

A detail of a different pencil drawing, also titled ‘Self-contained’, but dated 1970, is reproduced in Spray (14); that work, preserved in Arkley’s studio collection, shows similar ‘creatures’ in boxes (for this motif, characteristic of Arkley’s early work, see Carnival 161-3).


  • artist’s collection (noted thus in HA Monash 1991)


  • HA Monash 1991, cat.3 (details as above)