Sketchbook no. 6 (early 1970s and later?)

S6

‘Olympic’ brand school project scrapbook with blue/black cover (mostly early 1970s?)

62 unruled pages, 34.7 x 24.5

State Library of Victoria: Howard Arkley collection, MS 14217, series 2, no.6 [F BOX 4256]

Contents: more critters, doodles and compositional sketches (comparable with several of Arkley’s extant early 70s paintings). A number of pages have been left blank.

Overall, the contents suggest the book was initiated in the early 1970s, but there appear to be some later additions. A typical page of doodles and sketches in red fibre-tipped pen and pencil is reproduced here.