Explosion 1996

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 135.1 x 120

Signed, dated and titled (in black fibre-tipped pen on verso)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; presented through the Art Foundation of Victoria, 2000 [2000.170]

One of the three small canvases Arkley made for an Ericsson mobile phone project (for further discussion, see under general comments for 1996). This work is a modified variant of Fast (1986).


  • listed in HA’s 1993-6 stock-book as delivered to Tolarno 6/96 (with the other 2 Ericsson canvases)
  • Gould Galleries (acquired directly from the artist)
  • donated to the NGV by Robert Gould (2000)


  • Tolarno at Art Cologne 1996
  • HA Gould, Melb., Feb.-March 2000, cat.3 (size given as 138 x 123)
  • HA TarraWarra 12/15-2/16 (details as above; ill.)


  • Ericsson 1996 brochure (Arkley archive )
  • NGV Annual Report 2000 (ill.)