Stamps May 2003 copy

(photo: Arkley postage stamp and first day cover, 6 May 2003)

Family Home: Suburban Exterior (1993) was one of four art-works featured on a new Australia Post stamp issue (the other artists were Joy Hester, Robert Jacks and Sidney Nolan): reproduced above.

Arkley auction activity was quiet in 2003, and there were few publications of any substance, although two of his works held in the NGV were included in new publications devoted to the Gallery’s collections: Muzak Mural – Chair Tableau (1980-81) [3/M] in Bernard Smith & others, Two Centuries of Australian Art; and the 1988 work on paper Tattooed Head was included in Kirsty Grant & Cathy Leahy, On Paper: Australian Prints and Drawings in the National Gallery of Victoria.

2003 Exhibitions [1]

‘Modern, Traditional, Contemporary’, Gould Galleries, Sydney & Melbourne, Feb. – March 2003

‘Blue Chip V: the Collectors’ Exhibition’, Niagara Galleries, Richmond, 4-29 March 2003

  • (Arkley work/s shown yet to be established)

‘Reunion: the art of sixteen graduates: the University of Melbourne’s 150th Anniversary”, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 13-30 May 2003

‘See Here Now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s’, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 8 July – 10 Dec.2003

‘You Beaut Country’, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Yarra Valley, Vic., 18 Dec.2003 – 20 May 2004

  • (Arkley work/s shown yet to be established)