Howard Arkley
Untitled [A128]  c. 1974–76
synthetic polymer paint, ink and pencil
Geelong Gallery
Gift of The Estate of Howard Arkley through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016
© The Estate of Howard Arkley, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Howard Arkley
Untitled [A128]  c. 1974–76
synthetic polymer paint, ink and pencil
Geelong Gallery
Gift of The Estate of Howard Arkley through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016
© The Estate of Howard Arkley, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art


Howard Arkley—white drawings

Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 6 March 2022

This exhibition profiles a suite of ten ‘white’ drawings by Howard Arkley dating to the mid-1970s and gifted to the Gallery by the artist’s Estate in 2016. Drawn from a corpus of 258 ‘white’ drawings, they reveal something of the exceptional range of Arkley’s graphic investigations. They exemplify his openness to experiment and chance; his mathematical precision and refined sense of line and pictorial composition; his testing of the technical capacities of various media (pen, brush and ink, airbrush); and the development of a lexicon of graphic approaches and shapes that directly inform the 25 highly important paintings central to this period in his career.

 A Geelong Gallery exhibition