Untitled [A21] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Ink and pencil on paper, 31.8 x 25 (sheet)

Private collection, Melbourne

One of the ‘white’ drawings shown in the 2006-7 Arkley retrospective; here a series of forms is developed from straight lines and segments of circles.

This sheet in particular brings to mind Paul Klee’s famous Bauhaus teaching idea of ‘taking a line for a walk’ (well-known to the young Arkley through his wider reading: see e.g. Carnival pp.114 and 141).

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.8


  • artist’s collection (no.A21)


  • HA NGVA 2006-7 (‘Studies 1974’ [1-20], #14; shown in Melbourne only)