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10 September – 1 October 2011

Sam Cranstoun has a talent for the conceptual folding of historical material. The work in Oil! explores the amalgamation and editing of particular tidbits of historical research. This merging and blurring allows questions surrounding the subjectivity of historical construction to emerge. Cranstoun challenges the realities of what we perceive true, within the representation of historical content.

Sam Cranstoun is an Australian artist working in drawing and installation.Past exhibitions include group shows with Accidentally Annie Street and inbetweenspaces, Metro Arts and Melbourne’s 2010 Next Wave Festival. Sam has twice been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, while still completing his Fine Arts degree at the Queensland University of Technology.

Exhibition Catalogue | Essay by Tess Maunder

Exhibition Documentation

Artist Interview

Image: Sam Cranstoun Untitled (Oil!) 2011. Digital print.