Deriving from many modernist sources, Arch’s early paintings showed cubist, abstract and finally texture painting influences. One of his best known works is a large mural for the Commonwealth Bank in Ballarat. He received several other ceiling commissions (mural) in Ballarat.

He held about 30 solo exhibitions between 1961 – 2000 in Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Sydney. These included six with Barry Stern in Sydney and three with Eastgate & Holst (1992, 1996 and 2000) in Melbourne. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions including an exhibition at Geelong Regional Gallery highlighting four Geelong artists in 1987 and again in 1991 for the Scotchmans Hill Prize.

VIEW AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS AND REPRESENTATION

AWARDS

1964 F E Richardson Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
1966 Crouch Prize, (Minnie – for works on paper) Ballarat
1968 Bendigo Prize (purchase award)
1988 Watercolour Australia Prize, Swan Hill Art Gallery of Contemporary Art

APPOINTMENTS

1956 – 1958 Geelong Teachers College
1959 – 1968 Ballarat Teachers College
1971 – 1973 Gordon Institute Geelong
1974 – 1984 Deakin University Geelong

REPRESENTED

National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of South Australia
Rotarua Art Gallery, NZ
Parliament House Canberra
Deakin University
La trobe University
University of New York
Art Bank
Regional Galleries of Bendigo,Ballarat,Geelong, Hamilton, Swan Hill and Warrnambool
State Colleges of Ballarat, Bendigo, Burwood, Frankston and Melbourne

Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, 1970,  acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm $8800
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, 1970, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm $8800
Untitled, 1960, Oil on board, 92x122cm
Untitled, 1960, Oil on board, 92x122cm
Forging the Image, Oil on board, 122x92cm
Forging the Image, Oil on board, 122x92cm
Image in Flight, 1965 , Oil on board, 92x122cm
Image in Flight, 1965 , Oil on board, 92x122cm
Winter, 1961, Oil on board, 74x122cm
Winter, 1961, Oil on board, 74x122cm