Family Home (1988)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 166 x 240

Coll.: unknown

Widely-reproduced work shown in Arkley’s 1988 Tolarno exhibition, exemplifying his developing suburban style. The car gestures directly to human habitation.

The artist worked out the composition in a detailed working drawing (reproduced in Spray 96).


  • Arkley’s list of sales for 1988 records the original buyer and price of  $8,500


  • HA Tolarno 8/88, cat.2 (details as above)


  • Brown 1989:37 (ill.)
  • Spray 96 (ill.) and 127
  • Carnival 9 and Fig.1.2 (large colour ill.)