Transpass 1972

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 168 x 168

signed and dated [on reverse, in black fibre-tipped pen: H.Arkley 1972]

Private collection, Melbourne

One of the artist’s first significant works, this painting was included in a group show at the University of Melbourne in 1972, and subsequently earnt Arkley his first major award, the Frankston Art Prize, in 1974. Listed in HA Bio.1969-75 as 5½’ square.

For possible planning notes, see Sketchbook no. 5 (early 1970s?).


  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.


  • George Paton Gallery, Melb. Uni., 1972 (‘Paces’): price listed as $160
  • Frankston Art Prize, Jan.1974 (winner)
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.4 (details as above)


  • Spray 15 (B&W reproduction)