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cotton nightdresses, wire coathangers, cotton thread
(a-c) 215.0 × 900.0 × 500.0 cm (variable) (installation)
Accession Number
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Moët and Chandon Art Acquisition Fund, Governor, 1996
© Rosslynd Piggott
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Conversation consists of two outsized white cotton nightgowns, modelled on nineteenth century nightgowns, suspended in a blue painted space. The arms of each nightgown hang down to fold upon the floor and are connected. Down the front of each nightgown is a list of words, English and French respectively, embroidered in red cotton. Each word on a nightgown is connected with a red cotton thread to its opposite word on the other.