Ornamentik (1981)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 162 x 324 (?)

Coll.: unknown

The curious pink skull/acorn pattern also appears in two other works: Untitled [Ornamentik variant] (1981?), and Untitled [‘Abstract’] 1981 [W/P].

Arkley’s files contain slides of the work (two with process date Oct81), and a Monash Visual Arts slide identifies it as the work shown at the 1981 McCaughey Prize. The slides indicate the horizontal orientation shown here.


  • unknown


  • NGV, 8/81 (McCaughey Prize), cat.2: as 162 x 324 cm
  • 1981 Capital Permanent Award, Geelong Art Gallery, late 1981-Jan.1982, cat.9