Room Interior 1980 [W/P] (‘Functional Object’ series)

Room Interior 1980 [W_P]#B5A3

Alternate title: Silver Room
Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 54.6 x 78.9 (sheet) [backing: 70.8 x 100.2]
signed, dated and titled [on reverse: ‘From Functional Object series / Title: Room interior / Size 81.5 cm x 57 cm / Medium: Acrylic on paper / Date: 1980’]
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra [84.1555]

First exhibited in Canberra (1983) as ‘Silver Room’.

Crawford & Edgar (Spray 71) compare Arkley’s 1984 work-on-paper mural at ACCA, for which this may have served as a prototype: see now Untitled room installation (ACCA mural) (1984) [3/M].

Provenance

  • acquired by NGA 1984 (details via NGA website)

Exhibited

  • NGA 1983 (‘A Melbourne Mood’): as ‘Silver Room’
  • HA Monash 1991, cat. 25 (as Room Interior)

Literature

  • Spray 71 and ill. (as Room Interior, 70.8 x 100): see above