A major survey exhibition of painting, photography and film by leading Australian artist David Griggs is currently showing at Lismore Regional Gallery. Mounted by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Between Nature and Sin features a decade of past paintings, photographs and videos, and features the premiere of Cowboy Country, Griggs’ first feature film, which follows the story of a American-Filipino teenager held captive for ransom. Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominantly portraiture, focuses on the human condition, drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. For the last 10 years Griggs has resided in the Philippines and has created a significant body of work, often collaboratively with local communities, that reveals the social hierarchies and underground culture of his adopted home. The exhibition is part of the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project, a collaboration between the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Mosman Art Gallery and Peacock Gallery (Auburn) in association with Museums & Galleries of New South Wales. Between Nature and Sin will tour nationally throughout 2019 and is on at Lismore Regional Gallery until February 24, 2019 before travelling to Griffith Regional Art Gallery from March 22 until April 21, 2019.
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