David Griggs finalist for the 2017 Archibald Prize

21st Jul 2017

David Griggs has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Archibald Prize. His entry is a self portrait which makes reference to the biblical story of Cain, the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. "This painting is a dual self-portrait – not good or evil" he says, "more like sanity and that flipside word that needs to be talked about more: madness."

Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the winner will be announced on 28 July. The exhibition runs from 29 July – 22 October.

(image: David Griggs 'Twisting Cain with a brown eye while lacking a constitution for darkness’ 2017)