Untitled [Tunic] (1981) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and collage on shaped cardboard, {size unknown}

Private collection, Melbourne

This work relates to the artist’s ‘Functional Object’ series (1980), and also his subsequent plans for a ‘Fashion Show’ (1984): see discussion in Carnival 137. The pattern is similar to that used in Arabesque [aka Floral] 1979 and Floral (1981). Arkley’s files include a slide with process date Mar81, suggesting the date proposed here.


  • artist’s collection
  • P/C Melb.



  • Carnival 137 and Fig.4.50 (as undated)