Untitled [A142] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint, ink and pencil on paper, 38.5 x 56.5 (sheet)
Geelong Art Gallery

One of several drawings related to Arkley’s key ‘white’ painting Actuality (Is the Void Between Events) 1976. However, by comparison with most of the work-on-paper versions of this composition (see e.g. Study for Actuality [A93] (1974) [W/P]), this example is horizontal in format, like theĀ 1976 canvas, thus accentuating the ‘void between.’

Tape on the back suggests that this drawing may have been mounted and exhibited at some stage.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.162


  • artist’s collection (no.A142)
  • private collection, Melbourne
  • Geelong Art Gallery, 2017