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Howard Arkley
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

Howard Arkley's obsessive portraits of suburban Melbourne houses are among the most dedicated and serious studies of Australian popular culture in postwar painting. Despite their satirical humour and parody, Arkley's works are a careful portrayal of subject matter which fascinated the artist for more than two decades. This retrospective exhibition presents the evolution of Arkley's oeuvre from the early 1970s to the final major works shown at the Venice Biennale in 1999, just before his death the same year.

A National Gallery of Victoria Touring Exhibition