Current update

Notice of significant additions, deletions and title changes made since June 2010

Various amendments, corrections and improvements have been made to the catalogue since it was first launched (including new auction details, changes of ownership, upgrading several photographs, and adjusting a number of entries previously listed as ‘attributed’), but only major changes are listed below. Owners and other interested users are advised to check individual entries for the latest version.

As before, feedback is invited via email. Many thanks to users who have got in touch already. The editor will be happy to consider any work for inclusion, and also to take into account any new information regarding works previously noted. However, it does need to be emphasized that no work will be included in the catalogue unless there are strong reasons to consider it authentic (particularly in the case of works without any apparent record prior to Arkley’s death).

Key changes made since June 2010 are as follows (* an asterisk signals a new entry) {date of amendment noted at end of each entry: e.g. 6/12 = June 2012}:

Individual catalogue entries (in alphabetical order by title)

After Durer’s illustrations, Treatise on Measurement (1525) (1987): previously titled After Durer (1987) {8/13}

* After Durer’s illustrations, Treatise on Measurement (1525) 1987 [W/P] {8/13}

Arabesque 1978: previously listed as Arabesque 1979 [Curvilinear] {12/15}

Cactaceae-Horstii (1985) [W/P]: entry deleted: see now Conophytums (?) (1984?) [W/P] {6/12}
Chair (unfinished) (1991) [3/M]: re-titled Untitled (Chair) (1991) [3/M] {6/12}
Colour Field Home 1999 [previously listed as Untitled [House #1] (1999)] {11/12}

Doomsday Notations (1975) {unidentified} {10/15}
* Dull Home 1998 [W/P] {5/12}
Eastern Suburbs Pink Home 1991: entry deleted pending further investigation of provenance {5/11}
Figurative 1981: previously titled Figurative [aka ‘Primitive Silver’] 1981 {6/12}

Floral Facarde [sic] 1995: previously listed as Floriated Address (1995) {11/16}

* Freeway – Exit 1997 [W/P] {3/13}
* Grey House 1999 [W/P] {3/13}

Home with Eucalyptus (1999): previously listed as Home with Eucalytus (1999) [Lovegrove] {4/14}
* The Home with the Purple Gate 1998 [W/P] {5/12}

House with Native Tree [aka Established Garden] 1996: previously listed as House with Native Tree (1996) {4/14}

House with Native Tree 1997: previously listed as House with Native Tree (1997) [TarraWarra] {4/14}

* The Icon Head 1997 [W/P] {5/12}

Interstellar/Offcuts [aka Thermonuclear] 1989: new information and photo added {6/15}

Lace-Lanced (1984) [W/P]: entry deleted: see now Untitled [Lanced Lace] 1983 [W/P] {6/12}

Lattice and Grids 1980 [aka 'Lattices']: previously listed under 1981; inscribed date of 1980 and other new information added {6/15}

* Letter-box Home [interior] 1995 [W/P] {5/15}

Mills & Boon books: new details added, especially for Courage, My Heart (original book) {12/15}
Nude dreaming of spiders 1982 [W/P]: previously listed as Nude Dreaming of a Spider (1982-3) [W/P] {8/12}

Organic Model (Intuitive Reason) (1976): previously listed as Organic Model D (Intuitive Reason) (1976) {9/16}

Picasso Head 1996 [W/P] {6/14}
* Portrait of David Bromley 1997 [W/P] {12/11}
Primitive Gold (?) (1984): previously listed as Untitled [aka ‘Primitive Gold’?] (1981?) {6/12}
* Primitive Silver 1984 {5/12}
Recording (wave study) 1976: previously listed under 1977 (?) {5/11}

Schizo 1983: NB new information received Dec.2012 indicates this is the work previously listed as Untitled [Billboard variant?] (1983?) {5/13}

Shadow Factories 1991: previously listed as Shadow Factory (1989?) {6/14}

Sketchbooks: NB significantly revised main entry with new numbering from 1-33 to correspond with State Library of Victoria catalogue (also new/revised entries for individual sketchbooks) {12/15}

* Space Between Events(1975) [W/P] {4/13}

* Still Life (1986) {8/10}

* Stillife Petunia 1998 {4/14}
Study for Actuality
[A93] (1974) [W/P]: previously listed as Study for Actuality [Spray] (1974) [W/P] {6/12}
Study for Oriental Wave Study
#1 [A94] (1974) [W/P]: previously listed as  Study for Oriental Wave Study (#1) (1974) [W/P] {6/12}

Suburban 1983: substantially revised entry {10/15}
* Suburban Exterior
(1995) [W/P] {7/11}
Suburban Interior
(1995) [W/P]: previously listed as Untitled [Interior] (1995?) [W/P] {7/11}

Suburban Landscape 1987 [Howard Arkley & Christine Johnson] {10/15}

Suburban Window 1987 [aka Suburban Landscape] [Howard Arkley & Christine Johnson] {previously listed as Suburban Landscape 1987 [aka Suburban Window] [Howard Arkley & Christine Johnson] {10/15}

* Sun Shades Home 1998 [W/P] {3/13}
* The Tatooed Head
1985 {6/12}

Third Overpass 1998 {11/14}

Triple Fronted 1987: previously listed as Triple Fronted 1988 (modifications and new information added following acquisition for the AGNSW early in 2014) {4/14}
* Tulips – Still Life 
1997 [W/P] {3/13}

Two Figures 1986 {10/15}

Untitled (1983) [W/P] {previously titled Untitled (Agave study) (1982) [W/P]} {12/14}

* Untitled 1985 [W/P] {3/14}
*
Untitled [‘Abstract’] 1976 {6/12}
Untitled [aka ‘Primitive Gold’?] (1981?): entry deleted: see now Primitive Gold (?) (1984) {6/12}

Untitled [Billboard variant?] (1983?): entry deleted: see now Schizo 1983 {5/13}
Untitled (Chair)
(1991) [3/M]: previously listed as Chair (unfinished) (1991) [3/M] {6/12}

Untitled ['Cacti and Succulents'] 1986 {7/15}
* Untitled [‘Head’] (1996?) [W/P] {5/12}
Untitled [Interior] (1995?) [W/P]: now re-titled Suburban Interior (1995) [W/P] {7/11}

* Untitled [‘Home with a Column’] 1998 [W/P] {4/14}

Untitled [‘House with Tree’] (c.1995-6) [W/P]: previously listed as Untitled [House with Tree] (1996?) [W/P] {4/14}
Untitled [Retro 1-20]: various works on paper listed under 1974, now re-titled according to artist’s studio numbering: see Untitled [A4] (c.1974-76) [W/P] etc. {6/12}

* Untitled [‘The Second Village’] 1998 [W/P] {4/14}

Untitled [Shadow Factory collage] (c.1991) [W/P]: previously dated to c.1989-90 {5/14}
* Untitled [Suicide study] (1982-3) [W/P] {2011}

* Untitled [‘The Sunshade Home’] 1997 [W/P] {4/14}
* Untitled [‘Wallpaper Palette’] 1998: new entry, replacing Wallpaper Palette 1989 {6/12}
Untitled [Zappo study #1] (1982) [W/P]: previously listed as Untitled [Zappo study] (1982) [W/P] {8/10}
* Untitled [Zappo study #2] (c.1982-3?) [W/P] {8/10}

Visual Diaries: completely revised main entry with new numbering from 1-48, as in State Library of Victoria catalogue {12/15}

* Vowel Formats [A126] (c.1974-76) [W/P] {4/13}

Wallpaper Palette : entry deleted: see now Untitled [‘Wallpaper Palette’] 1998
* The Yellow Green House 1998 {3/13}

NB in addition to the works listed above, a large number of new entries for ‘white’ works on paper (dating from 1975 to 1978) were added in April 2013. The majority of these drawings come from the artist’s own studio collection, and most are catalogued as ‘Untitled’ followed by an inventory number preceded by A or W: see e.g. Untitled [A1] (c.1974-76) [W/P]. All new entries are listed in the A-Z Index; and for a systematic catalogue, see the Appendix ‘White’ works on paper (c.1974-78). {4/13}

2010

* New main entry

2011

* New main entry

2012

* New main entry {5/13}

2013

* New main entry {4/14}

2014

* New main entry {12/14}

2015

* New main entry {12/15}

* ‘Howard Arkley and Friends’ (TarraWarra Museum of Art, Dec.2015 – Feb.2016)

Bibliography

New entries:

1987: Cass

1988: Brown (Tension, June 1988)

2003: Naylor

2004: Aitken

2005: Butler; Webb

2007: Alexander & others; Fish

2008: Gregory (“A Bakhtinian View…”)

2009: Chapman; Nainby & others

2010: Craven; Crawford & others; Fitzgerald; Greenfield; O’Sullivan

2011: Crafti; Day & others; Hansen; Renwick

2012: Bellamy; Coote; Jones; Nicholls

2013: Cuthbertson; Grishin; Hughes & Croggon; Keneally & others; Strickland (2)

2014: Abazi; Akerman & Boland; Jaspers; McCaughey; McDonald; Tunnicliffe & Jaspers

2015: Crawford; Fitzpatrick & Lynn; Raffan