Drawing for Decorated Tram Project 1980 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint, pencil and ink on paper, 67.6 x 96.2 (image), 70.6 x 98 (sheet)

signed, dated and titled [s+d l.r.in pencil: ‘H Arkley 80’; also sd+t on reverse: ‘Drawing for Decorated Tram Project / Medium: Acrylic on paper / Date: 1980 / Howard Arkley’]

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra [84.1558]

Shown in Canberra in 1983 and acquired for the NGA in 1984; possibly identical with one of the drawings shown at Hamilton in 1980 (see exhibition details).


  • acquired by the NGA 1984


  • NGA 1983 (‘A Melbourne Mood’: as ‘Tram Drawing’)
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.26 (as ‘Tram Drawing’)


  • Spray 40 (ill.: as ‘Tram Drawing’)