Untitled [Shadow Factory collage] (c.1991) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and collage on paper, c.27.5 x 21.5

Howard Arkley archive: State Library of Victoria, MS 14217/1/1175

Based on two separate reproductions of Shadow Factories (1988) (as published in Brown 1989:36), this working drawing provides illuminating insights into Arkley’s creative method, as noted in Carnival.

The added neon ‘EATS’ sign at lower left indicates a close relationship with Shadow Factories 1991, for which this may be seen as a sketch. Accordingly, the suggested date of this collage has been amended from c.1989-90 (as first proposed in this catalogue) to c.1991.


  • Artist’s collection
  • Howard Arkley archive (acquired by SLV 2011)


  • Carnival 45 and Fig.1.27 (full-page ill.)