Untitled [W13 (i)] (c.1974-76) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint, ink and pencil on paper, 56.3 x 38 (sheet)

State Library Victoria [MS 14217/1/1702]

Short sprayed strokes with two vertical lines. There is an obvious relationship with several other ‘white’ drawings based on the same formal idea, e.g. Untitled [A144] (c.1984-76) [W/P].

This drawing was exhibited in 1988, together with Untitled [W13 (ii)] (c.1974-76) [W/P] and Untitled [W14] (c.1974-76) [W/P], as part of Untitled [‘White Painting’]; and source material (1988 and earlier) [W/P]. The present drawing and Untitled [W13 (ii)] (c.1974-76) [W/P] were preserved together in Arkley’s studio, attached to a single sheet of clear plastic.

= ‘White’ W/P cat.no.186 [previous no.169]


  • artist’s collection (no.W13 [left])
  • P/C Melb.
  • State Library Victoria (gift of the Estate of Howard Arkley through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020)


  • ‘HA: Casual Works’, Melbourne & Brisbane 1988: in ‘White Painting’ ensemble