Felony (1983)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 160 x 120

Private collection, Melbourne

First shown in HA Tolarno 10/83, and then at ANZART Edinburgh (U.K.) in 1984. Easily confused (as in Spray) with the almost identical 1987 variant.

The main source is a 1960s children’s book illustration (reproduced in Carnival Fig.4.19). See also Untitled [Felony study] (1982) [W/P] (the earliest version) and Felony (1983) [W/P]


  • P/C Melb., acc.to NGV Arkley retrospective planning notes 2006


  • HA Tolarno 10/83, cat.5
  • ANZART Edinburgh 8/84
  • HA NGVA 2006-7 (shown at all 3 venues)


  • Brophy 1985: 78 (B&W photo of the work as shown at ANZART Edinburgh)
  • NB the work illustrated in Spray 65 as this painting is actually Felony 1987