Floral Exterior (1996)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 174.5 x 134.5

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra [2001.64]

This smaller variant of Floriated Address 1995 was acquired by the NGA in 2001).

In an eloquent essay on this painting, Deborah Hart (2002) describes it as an unusually expressive example of Arkley’s suburban style, and draws particular attention to the fleshy flourish of pinks in the foreground. See also Hart’s earlier comments on the work in Kennedy 2001: 19.


  • Purchased for the NGA in 2001


  • NGA Annual Report 2000-1, pp.82, 67 (ill.)
  • Kennedy 2001: 19 (ill.and discussed by Deborah Hart)
  • Hart 2002: 395 (cited above)