Walking Abstract (1994) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 76 x 56

Coll.: unknown

Unidentified work on paper, exhibited at both the Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, and the Dick Bett Gallery, in 1994; also listed in Arkley’s stock-book under 1994.

Possibly a variant of the box-on-legs composition used for Happenstance (1987), Crawling Nature (1986) [W/P] and Pittoresque (1988) [W/P]). A sketch of this motif appears in one of Arkley’s visual diaries, annotated ‘Title idea walking Fats Domino’ (referring to a well-known song by the legendary jazz musician): for a reproduction of the relevant page, see Visual Diary D19 (1987ff.).


  • Listed in HA’s 1993-6 stock-book for 1994


  • HA Bellas 5/94 (list by Alison Burton)
  • Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart 8/94 (‘Beyond the Surface’, cat.11: details as above; $1100)