What it’s like to be captured by my friends (1972) [W/P]


Synthetic polymer paint, pencil, ink and collage on paper, 43.5 x 68.5

signed and titled [on reverse in pencil: ‘H.Arkley / What it’s like’]

Private collection, Melbourne


Shown together with Have you any glass friends (1972) [W/P] in the 1991 Arkley survey at Monash. This work is clearly identified via Monash VA slide (taken at the 1991 exhibition).

Arkley’s archive contains several slides of this work, one with process date Dec72, labelled ‘Flying In’ (evidently an alternative title).


  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.


  • HA Monash 1991, cat.1 (details as above)


  • Spray 15 (B&W reproduction: as ‘Glass Friends’ 1970)