Floriated Room (1993)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, c.173 x 254
Private collection, Melbourne

This painting, first exhibited in Arkley’s 1993 solo show at the Bellas Gallery in  Brisbane, is documented by a slide in Arkley’s archive (reproduced here).

The  fevered colour and turbulent patterning complicate the bland compositional source – the ‘lounge/dining room’ page in Gold’s Instant Decorator.


  • Collection of Stephen Skala, Melbourne (according to Gould 11/13)
  • Private collection, Melbourne, 1997- (see also Gould 11/13)


  • HA Bellas, Brisbane, 5/93, cat..4 (title only given in the check-list; priced at $12,000)
  • HA Gould 11/13 (ill., provenance details as shown above)