Impossible Conversations

Sam Cranstoun
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 to Sunday, 31 March, 2019

Sam Cranstoun Impossible Conversations series 2018, watercolour.  Artwork courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery.

Inspired by Vanity Fair’s bitingly satirical 1930s series ‘Impossible Interviews’, nine Brisbane residents shared the conversations they would like to have with their chosen figure from Italian history.

Sam has interpreted these conversations through a series of watercolour paintings.

Because the historical figures are unable to take part in the conversations, Sam’s paintings hover in the space between question and answer. He offers glimpses of the conversations through imagery and text, inviting us to weave our own narratives.