Exhibition: 5 August to 15 October
Opening: Friday 4 August, 6.30pm
Artist talk: Saturday 5 August, 2pm
Campbelltown Arts Centre presents BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, a survey exhibition of works by acclaimed Australian artist David Griggs who currently resides in Manila, the Philippines. Famous for his bold anarchistic approach, Griggs takes the everyday and flips it to expose the cracks, exhuming the raw undercurrent of a society.
Drawing from political imagery, underground media and protest, local histories and personal experience Griggs manifests a narrative to capture daily life. He documents intimate chance moments and the deliberate actions of his friends, and strangers, within an unidentifiable Manila.
BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN features a decade of past paintings, photographs, videos, and the premiere of COWBOY COUNTRY, an epic feature film following the story of a kidnapped American Filipino teenage help captive for ransom. Set in a fishing village and produced collaboratively with the community, this film features Soliman Cruz, the late Dante Perez and Melanie Tejano.
This unconventional installation of distinct works fluctuates between real and imagined and features a series of new murals and manufactured structures that will shift the way we experience painting. Twelve years in the making, this exhibition will take you on a journey along the back streets of society that echoes many localities, but at its core is Manila.
Curated by Megan Monte.
This 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 2018-19 through Museums & Galleries of NSW. National venues include; Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Redlands Art Gallery, Cairns Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery and Burrinja Cultural Centre.