Interview - David Griggs

We spoke to David Griggs about his survey exhibition BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, currently at Campbelltown Arts Centre before touring nationally. 


David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. His work is often collaborative, engaging directly with communities while remaining sensitive to the ethical and moral obligations this demands. For the last 10 years Griggs has resided in the Philippines and has created a significant body of work traversing painting, photography and film that reveals the social hierarchies and underground culture of his adopted home.

Developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre, BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN brings together key works produced during this time and is the first major Australian survey of this leading artist’s practice. The exhibition will include the premiere of Griggs’ feature film, COWBOY COUNTRY.

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Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

5 August - 15 October 2017

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW

9 March - 22 April 2018

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art , NT

9 June - 7 July 2018

Redland Art Gallery, QLD

22 July - 27 August 2018

Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD

28 September - 25 November 2018

Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

8 December 2018 - 3 March 2019

Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW

22 March 2019 - 21 April 2019

Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

4 May - 21 July 2019

Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

2 August - 29 September 2019

Burrinja Cultural Centre, VIC

12 October - 8 December 2019


A Campbelltown Arts Centre exhibition presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.



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