Untitled [A121] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and ink on paper, 38.5 x 56.5 (sheet)
Geelong Gallery (acc.no.2016.74)

The overall sense of this elaborate drawing is of a collection or catalogue of different formal motifs; compare for example Inventory 1976Here, though, the style is loose and painterly, rather than precise; some of the line-work is in coloured ink.

In this case, most of the paper is used (the whole sheet is reproduced here), rather than a smaller rectangular field outlined in pencil, as in most other works in this series.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.168 [previous no.153]


  • artist’s collection (no.A121)
  • private collection, Melbourne
  • Geelong Gallery (gift of the Estate of Howard Arkley through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016)