Untitled room installation (ACCA mural) (1984) [3/M]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, dimensions unknown

{no longer extant?}

This work-on-paper mural, deploying cactoid and other ‘doodled’ imagery drawn from Arkley’s imaginative stock, formed part of a temporary installation at the soon-to-be-developed premises of the first incarnation of ACCA near Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens. The other rooms were decorated by Juan Davila and David Larwill.

Arkley’s room developed on his earlier experiments in mural decoration in both Wall Painting (Muzak Mural) (1981) [3/M] and Primitive [mural] (1981) [W/P]. For further comments on this work, see references listed below; the ACCA website includes further details and photographs of all three rooms, and links to the articles by Clarke and Cramer.


  • installed at ACCA, Melbourne, 1984
  • subsequent history unknown


  • ‘3 Artists / 3 Rooms’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 14 May – 2 June 1984