Shadow Factories 1989

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 175.5 x 274
signed, dated and titled
Coll.: unknown

Exhibited in the ‘Downtown’ show at Heide, 1995 (the identification is verified by installation photos taken at Heide for the Monash Visual Arts slide library). This work is easily distinguishable from Arkley’s other large factory canvases (1990) by the mainly yellow sky and other variant details.


  • P/C Qld and PC Melb. (according to Deutscher-Menzies)
  • Auctioned by Deutscher-Menzies, Melb., 21 Aug.2000, lot 7 (ill.: details and history as above; sold for then record price of $366,887)


  • ‘Downtown’, Heide 1995: incorrectly catalogued as 280 x 175 in size, and with a photo of Shadow Factories (1988)


  • Ingram 2001: 446 (commenting on recent auctions; ill.)