Winter Notations 1975 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, 49.4 x 73 (sheet)
signed, dated and titled [signed and dated in pencil, l.r.: ‘Howard Arkley 75’; also inscribed in pencil on verso: ‘Name  Howard Arkley / Address  72 Essex Rd Surrey Hills 3129 / Title  Winter Notations / Price $100.00’]
Private collection, Melbourne

This drawing, submitted for the Minnie Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery 1975, is one of several extant large-scale works on paper based on the same formal idea of an abstract ‘landscape’ of various air-brushed monochrome shapes: see now Untitled [Winter Notations variant] 1974 [W/P] and Untitled [Winter Notations variant] 1976 [W/P]. This example is in excellent condition.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.230

NB Winter Notations 1975, a large white canvas auctioned in 1995, and possibly exhibited at Tolarno in 1975, is based on a different composition made up of groups of short sprayed lines.


  • artist’s collection (no.A222)


  • Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, July-Sept. 1975 (Minnie Crouch Exhibition), cat.3