Drawing for Tram (1980) [W/P]

SPP on card, 41.5 x 83  (irreg.)
Private collection, Melbourne

This drawing, one of several works on paper related to Arkley’s Tram no.384 1980 [3/M], is recorded in its original form in an archive slide dated Dec.1983. It survives, somewhat cut down (as reproduced here), on the verso of W Chair (Functional Objects series) (1980) [W/P].

There are several pencil inscriptions, including a note below the sprayed coloured dots (“may drop this near[er] to wheels”), suggesting that it may have served as a working drawing for the decoration of the tram.

See also Drawing for Decorated Tram Project 1980 [W/P] (NGA, Canberra, 84.1558), Tram Drawing 1980 [W/P] (NGA, Canberra, 84.1559) and Printout – Drawing for Decorated Tram 4 (1980) [W/P] (collection unknown).