Freeway Exit 1996

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 203 x 153

Signed, dated & titled (on verso: ‘Howard Arkley / Freeway Exit / 1996 / Arylic on canvas / Howard Arkley.96’ [according to Gould 2/16])

Private collection, Melbourne

The painting reproduced here (from a slide in Arkley’s archive) appears to equate to a work listed in his 1993-6 stock-book under March 1996, as ‘Freeway Painting ’96 for Swiss collector’. It was previously listed in this catalogue as ‘Freeway Painting (1996)’. However, in 2016, Robert Gould kindly forwarded the details indicated here (including additional provenance information and a photograph).

This is obviously a different painting from the one noted separately in the 1993-6 stock-book as ‘Freeway Exit’ (as with Bellas 12/95): see now Freeway (Exit) 1995.


  • listed in HA’s 1993-6 stock-book, as quoted above
  • Peter Bellas Gallery, Brisbane ( Gould 2/16)
  • Purchased from Nellie Castan Gallery, Melburne, 1996 ( Gould 2/16)