Stroke (1975)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 183.2 x 163

National Australia Bank Art Collection, Melbourne

Arkley’s file slides (with process date May75) point to the possibility that this painting was shown under a different title in his first solo show at Tolarno in April-May 1975, possibly cat.nos.4 or 5 (see exh. details).

Felicity St John Moore, former curator of the NAB collection, confirms the details noted, and mentions that the work was considered initially for the HA Monash 1991 exhibition (email correspondence 3/09).


  • acquired from Tolarno in 1975


  • (possibly shown in HA Tolarno 4/75 under a different title: see comments above)
  • NGV, Oct.-Nov.1982 (‘The Seventies: Australian Paintings and Tapestries from the Collection of National Australia Bank’)


  • Lindsay 1982 [NAB collection book], p.15: rose-coloured photo