Freeway Exit (1999) [Buxton]

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 175 x 135

The Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne

Grey line-work, typical of many of Arkley’s later works, and a feature of most of his freeway compositions, is particularly prominent here, and in this case the reduced tonality does project a cool, almost diagrammatic air, by comparison with other, more vividly coloured examples also produced in 1999, e.g. The Freeway (1999) and the version shown in Los Angeles: Freeway Exit (1999) [Lovegrove].

This canvas, first exhibited in the Buxton Collection exhibition at Heide in 2001, is documented in a studio photo (Arkley archive).


  • unknown


  • Heide 11/01 (Buxton Coll. exh.)
  • HA TarraWarra 12/15-2/16 (as Freeway Exit 1999; ill.)


  • Crawford 2001 (Buxton coll., p.14 (ill.)
  • Carnival 46 (not illustrated)