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1993


Artist
Howard Arkley  (1951-1999)
Nationality
Australian
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Accession Number
1994.065
Credit line
Purchased by Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund with assistance from VRGAFTF to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Trust Fund
 
 The Estate of Howard Arkley, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
Collection Area
Australian Paintings
Gallery location
Not on display

Purchased in August 1994 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Trust fund the inclusion of this work in the collection is testament to the foresight of those involved in its purchase. Melbourne born Arkley first came to prominence during the 70s and has been described as Australia's only true proponent of Pop Art. He quickly gained international acclaim as an artist who celebrates the rich tapestry of Australian suburbia. In the 1997 publication Spray: Arkley reflects that; 'Australian art has been dominated by the rural landscape and I think there is something false and overrated - it's romanticised or, at the very least, lopsided. Most of the population live in an urban environment.' This significant work articulates Arkley's vision and firmly establishes the 'Australian dream' of the 1950's as an icon of contemporary Australian Art.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria